February 23, 2011

Do you smell bacon?

Dinner is served
Well hello there Wednesday!  I was not looking forward to tonight's dinner.  This was the one I was hesitant about -  Egg-bacon toasts with onions and spinach.  There were a few back and forths with myself over whether or not to make this dish.  I'm sure glad I did!  I did make a lot of changes however.  Why you ask?  My family is not an onion family.  At least not in the way this recipe called for.  So, I'm just going to give you my recipe because it was so scrumptiously dumptious!

Egg-bacon toasts with fried potatoes and spinach

Yields: 4
10 slices of bacon cut into strips horizontally
4 potatoes, washed and thinly sliced  (I used Yukon gold)
coarse salt and ground pepper
4 thick slices crusty bread, toasted (I used Italian)
1 onion, chopped
lots of butter!
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 hard-cooked eggs, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 bags (10 ounces each) baby spinach

Fry bacon in a large skillet, remove to a paper towel lined plate with a slotted spoon. 

Add a few tablespoon of butter to the bacon grease and add your thinly sliced potatoes and chopped onion. Fry until soft and golden all the while adding more and more butter as needed!

While the potatoes are frying, toast your bread slices.  Drizzle each toast with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil and spread with mustard.  Top each toast with 1 egg, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with bacon. 
Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon to your platter.  In the remaining oil, add garlic, cook until fragrant, 30 seconds.  Gradually add spinach and cook, tossing, until wilted.  Serve with toasts and potatoes.
    I always have an issue with my hard-boiled egg yolks turning green.  I was determined to not have green eggs tonight so I consulted this little thing called the Internet!  I found this wonderful blog and she had the perfect method: Simply Recipes .  My eggs turned out perfect!  I will definitely be using her method for our Easter eggs.

    Source: Everyday Food
    My potato slicer
    My egg peeler

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