Drinking wine with eggs at lunch always feels so French to Kristin Donnelly, likely thanks to Elizabeth David's famous essay, "An Omelette and a Glass of Wine." Brunch Recipes

Kristin Donnelly
October 2011

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© Johnny Valiant

Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
45 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350°. In a deep skillet, heat the olive oil. Add the leek and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, 3 minutes. Stir in the butter and mushrooms. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are softened and a lot of liquid is released, 7 minutes. Uncover and add the soy sauce and red wine and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until the liquid is reduced to 2 tablespoons, 5 minutes. Add the spinach and stir until wilted, 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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  • Coat four 1-cup ramekins or small gratin dishes with oil. Transfer the mushrooms and spinach to the ramekins and crack an egg on top of each. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the white is barely set and the yolks are runny. Let stand for 2 minutes; serve with the toasts.

Notes

One Serving 323 cal, 13 gm fat, 4.2 gm sat fat, 35 gm carb, 6 gm fiber, 16 gm protein.

Suggested Pairing

The earthy mushrooms and spinach make this dish great with a fruity Gamay from France's Beaujolais region.