Baked Eggs With Spinach & Chorizo On Ireland AM

Anna Daly & I tucking into the Baked Eggs!

I love to serve this as a quick brunch option. It is literally ready in a few minutes. It also makes a delightful breakfast option if you are trying to treat someone special to breakfast in bed.
It is a super simple dish for any cook-aspiring or otherwise!

3oz/75g chorizo-diced
2 shallots-diced
6 mushrooms-sliced
14oz/400g tinned chopped tomatoes
2oz/50g baby spinach leaves
4 large free range eggs
3oz/75g grated cheddar cheese (optional)
Salt & Black Pepper

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6
Heat a pan with a little oil and add in the chorizo, mushrooms and shallots and cook for 2-3 minutes before adding the chopped tomatoes and the spinach..
Season with a little salt and pepper.
Transfer the mixture to a shallow ovenproof dish.
Make 4 holes in the mixture and crack an egg into each slot.

Transfer to the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until the eggs are set to your own personal tastes.
Serve with crispy toast or green salad depending on the time of day.
It may be difficult to face lettuce for breakfast!!

Additional Extras:
If you wish you can sprinkle the eggs with a little grated cheese.
You could replace the spinach with chopped cooked bacon if your prefer.
Sometimes I like to make it with just eggs and cheese or chopped tomatoes.

The beauty of serving these as a simple starter at a dinner party is that you can have them ready in advance just to pop in the oven so there is no hassle or stress involved.

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