Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach

4.5 stars, average of 31 ratings

Shamrock Eggs with Braised SpinachPin recipeFollow us 114.1k

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

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs4.3 grams
Protein17.6 grams
Fat29.3 grams
Calories360 kcal

Calories from carbs 5%, protein 20%, fat 75%

Total carbs6.1 gramsFiber1.8 gramsSugars3 gramsSaturated fat13.7 gramsSodium575 mg(25% RDA)Magnesium44 mg(11% RDA)Potassium487 mg(24% EMR)

Ingredients (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)
  • 1/2 small red onion (30g / 1.1 oz)
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach (30g / 1.1 oz)
  • 1/4 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.

Instructions

  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

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.7 g12.6 g9.5 g143 kcal
Peppers, green bell, fresh
1.2 g0.3 g0.1 g8 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
2 g0.4 g0.1 g12 kcal
Spinach, fresh
0.4 g0.9 g0.1 g7 kcal
Bacon (organic)
0 g3.5 g4.5 g54 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g15 g136 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
4.3 g17.6 g29.3 g360 kcal
  1. Blog
  2. Recipes
  3. Breakfasts
  4. Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach
  1. Blog
  2. Recipes
  3. Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach
  1. Blog
  2. Martina Slajerova
  3. Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach
Download Recipe

Do you like this recipe? Share it with your friends! 

Martina Slajerova
Creator of KetoDietApp.com

Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

Let us know what you think, rate this recipe!

Leave a comment

Cancel reply to comment


Note: Any links to products or affiliate links will not be approved.

B I U “ ”
  • Comment


Please, note that I do not offer personalised advice. For personalised advice you can contact one of our experts.

Comments (5)

Looks delicious going to try that soon.

Reply

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

Reply

Thank you Hayley!

Reply

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

Reply

Thank you very much!! 😊

Reply