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Eggs and Spinach

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Eggs and Spinach

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  • Author: Carrie Pacini
  • Category: Meals


Lately I’ve been re-thinking breakfast from the standpoint of sugar. This is a great breakfast option that can also make for lunch or even a snack. It’s tasty, healthy and easy to pull together.

I like to boil my eggs to be a little soft. Here are some guidelines you can try.

Soft Boiled Egg Cooking Times

If you are using large eggs, cook the eggs for 4 minutes, for a runny yolk and 6 minutes for a medium-boiled egg, where the yolk is only slightly runny.



Handful of Fresh Spinach
2 Boiled eggs to your liking
Salt and Olive Oil to your taste


1. Toss the Spinach with a touch of olive oil and salt
2. Boil your eggs to your liking and peel (see above for suggestions of times)
3. Mash up one boiled egg with your fork and toss with the spinach
4. Cut the other boiled egg in half
5. Plate the spinach mixture
6. Place the 2nd egg cut in half on top of the spinach



NOTE: For medium sized eggs, reduce these cooking times by one minute. For Extra large eggs, add on one minute.

Hard Boiled Eggs Cooking Times

Once the water is boiling, the heat is reduced to a simmer and the eggs are cooked for around 10 – 12 minutes.

NOTE: Plunge eggs into cold water and leave until they are cooled. The cold water creates a layer of steam between the shell and the egg white, so that it is easier to peel the egg.

Then I just grab a handful of fresh spinach and toss it with a bit of salt and a touch of olive oil.

You could also add ham or turkey to this.

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  • Reply
    June 28, 2012 at 2:06 am

    I recently started eating boiled eggs (before I prefered fried or scrambled) and I haven’t succeeded in making a medium-boiled ones. When you say you cook them for 6 minutes, you mean you boil water and put the eggs in high-boiling water for 6 minutes?

    • Reply
      Carrie Pacini
      June 29, 2012 at 7:42 am

      @Jessy Once the water is gently boiling, carefully lower the eggs into the pan using a tablespoon.

      Once the water reaches a boiling point again, reduce the heat so that the water is simmering and begin timing at 6 minutes.

      You might have to tweak it here or there to get it precisely the way you like it.

  • Reply
    June 28, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Those eggs are perfect: exactly the way I like them too!

  • Reply
    July 30, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Thanx for this. My mum used to make this ( Estonian). Just bought spinach this morning. Reet.

  • Reply
    Vanda S Lattie
    July 28, 2016 at 11:35 am

    My mom made a cooked spinach and hard boiled egg salad at least once a week… Just simmered spinach in little olive oil, mom was Italian and Croatian guess she got it from her great granma
    Thanks for sharing

    • Reply
      Carrie Pacini
      August 27, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Your Welcome!

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