Did you know that May is National Egg Month?
I thought it would be fun to share one of my favorite recipes that showcases eggs and few others from some blogging friends and media sources. Eggs are not only an inexpensive source of protein, they are also great sources of vitamin B2, selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. So why not plan some meals with eggs as your main course.
So, here you go. Below are some of my favorite eggy dishes. Click on each of the links to go to the full recipe:
#1 – Ham and Cheese Strata (Butter With a Side of Bread)
#2 – Eggy, Crispy Polenta with Tomatoes & Mushrooms (The Kitchen)
#3 – Giant Ravioli with Spinach, Ricotta, and Egg Yolk (From Away)
#4 – Dutch Baby or German Pancakes (Mamas on a Dime)
#5 – Easy and Delicious Quiche recipe (Crazy4Smiths.com)
#6 – Make ahead Breakfast Casserole (Coupons4Utah.com)
#7 – Egg Drop Soup (Katherines Corner)
Egg Tortilla with Spinach and Manchego Cheese (below)
Last but not least, this recipe is a family staple of ours. It can be made in one skillet, or dress it up for company and make it in a casserole dish. Plus, there are tons of variations that make using up what you have on hand easy.
Here's the basic recipe, but don't be afraid to mix it up. I've made it with peas, ham and white cheddar too.
- 3 tbsp. Olive Oil
- 10 oz. Baby Spinach
- 1½ lb. Red Potatoes
- 1½ tsp. Salt
- ½ tsp. Freshly Ground Pepper
- 8 Large Eggs
- ¼ lb. Manchego Cheese (grated)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a 12-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoons oil. Add spinach and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until spinach is wilted. Drain off excess water and transfer to a mixing bowl.
- Using the same skillet heat 2 tablespoons oil, add half of potatoes in an even layer and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes begin to soften, 8 to 10 minutes. Set potatoes aside and do the same with the other half.
- Add beaten eggs to reserved spinach mixture and gently stir to combine.
- Arrange 1/2 the Potatoes on the bottom of the skillet or in a casserole dish sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Poor egg and spinach mixture on top of potatoes and top with grated Manchego Cheese.
- Arrange the other 1/2 of potatoes on top and season.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until eggs are set.