I am one of those types that can eat breakfast at any time of the day. I love eggs so much and find them the perfect base to make a quick and healthy meal from. For supper, I will often make an omelette or frittata and always try to pack as many vegetables in as possible. This spinach and corn scrambled egg recipe with Parmesan is just such a recipe. The corn and spinach add so much flavour and nutrition, you will be polishing your halo as you make it. This is also the perfect recipe to feed a crowd for breakfast and takes minutes to make.
I was tempted to make my Mexican esquites recipe and then just add the spinach and eggs. I think eggs and chilli are the best of friends. I also think coriander (cilantro) goes so well with this recipe too. You can really choose any herb that you like, parsley, chives or cilantro. I kept this version very tame with only a pinch of dried chilli flakes and about 2 tablespoons of chopped chives, but really it can be amplified to your exact taste so easily. The Parmesan cheese adds amazing flavour too. Add as much or as little as you like.
Recipe – serves 4
- 1 cup corn kernels (fresh or thawed from frozen)
- 1 – 2 Tbsp butter / olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 3 cups baby spinach leaves
- pinch of chilli flakes
- 6 free-range eggs, beaten
- 2 Tbs finely chopped parsley coriander (cilantro) or chives
- 100gms Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- salt & pepper
Heat the butter in a large non-stick frying pan and fry the corn for a few minutes until it just starts to pop and takes on some colour. Add the crushed garlic and chilli, and cook for a further minute.
Add the spinach leaves and toss to wilt. If necessary, add a splash of water to help create some steam to hasten the wilting process. If you have a lid for the pan, you could put that on for a minute too.
When the spinach has wilted, stir in the beaten eggs and gently scrape the pan with a spatula to cook. Add half the Parmesan cheese to melt into the egg mix. Be careful not to overcook the eggs and serve immediately with the rest of the grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled the top.
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