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Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach

|Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach

St. Patrick’s Day brings to mind recipes like Corned Beef & Cabbage, Soda Bread, Irish Stew and Irish desserts. Apart from Corned Beef & Cabbage, which is naturally low-carb, all these are high in carbs and calories. Over the past few weeks I’ve been working on a few quick & simple low-carb recipes to make your St. Patrick’s Day festive. Here is the result of my efforts (links to 2 more recipes at the bottom). You may have already tried eggs cooked in bell pepper rings. Here is a little tip on how to make your breakfast more interesting:

|Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach

|Shamrock Eggs with Braised SpinachPreparation time


Nutritional values (per serving):

Total Carbs6.1grams
Net Carbs4.3grams
of which Saturated13.7grams

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4.9%), protein (20.1%), fat (75%)

|Shamrock Eggs with Braised SpinachIngredients (per serving):

  • 2 large eggs (free range or organic)
  • 2 rings of large green pepper, approx. 2 cm / 1 inch thick (~ 40g / 1.4 oz)
  • ½ small red onion (30g / 1.1 oz)
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach (30g / 1.1 oz)
  • ¼ cup sliced organic bacon (30g / 1.1 oz)
  • 1 tbsp ghee (or unsalted organic butter)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Note: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives). Try to get nitrate-free bacon or slice your own from pork belly.

|Shamrock Eggs with Braised SpinachInstructions:

  1. Rinse the bell pepper, remove stem and seeds. Slice it into two thick (2 cm / 1 inch) slices just near the center of the pepper (the widest part). Save the rest of the pepper for a salad or with your breakfast.
    |Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach
  2. Grease a non-stick pan with half of the ghee or butter and add the pepper rings to the pan. Cook on one side for about 3 minutes. Crack an egg into each of the bell pepper rings. Don’t worry if some of the egg white leaks out, you can simply remove it later on with a spatula. Season with salt and ground black pepper and cook until the egg white becomes firm. When done, set aside.
    |Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach
  3. In a separate pan, warm the remaining of the ghee or butter and add finely chopped red onion. Cook for a few minutes until slightly brown. Then, add sliced bacon and cook shortly. Add washed and drained baby spinach, season with salt and cook for another minute.
    Note: I already had some crispy bacon prepared in my fridge, so I just added that at the end.
    |Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach
  4. Place everything on a serving plate and enjoy!
    |Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach

Comments (4) -

Buttoni 3/16/2013 12:57:03 AM United States #

All 3 of these recipes are so creative and beautifully presented.  Beautiful pics.  The Shamrock Eggs is just so CUTE!  


KetoDiet 3/16/2013 4:39:11 PM United Kingdom #

Thank you very much!! Smile


Hayley 4/16/2014 3:13:25 PM #

So cute!!! I have to make this for my hubby Smile


Martina @ KetoDiet 7/3/2014 6:54:31 PM #

Thank you Hayley!


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