Shamrock Eggs with Braised Spinach

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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:

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Nutritional values (per serving)

4.3 grams 1.8 grams 17.6 grams 29.3 grams 13.7 grams 360 calories
Total Carbs6.1grams
Fiber1.8grams
Net Carbs4.3grams
Protein17.6grams
Fat29.3grams
of which Saturated13.7grams
Energy (calories)360kcal
Potassium380mg

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

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)
  • 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.

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.
  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.
  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.
  4. Place everything on a serving plate and enjoy!

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Looks delicious going to try that soon.

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

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Thank you Hayley!

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

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Thank you very much!! Smile

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