I love baked eggs. I don’t know why I don’t make them more often. A classic French dish, I think baked eggs kick breakfast up a notch. I first made the Sunny Baked Eggs recipe from The Silver Palate. Over the years I’ve made lots of different concoctions and that’s one of the reasons I like baked eggs – it’s such a versatile dish!
Baked eggs can be made in a casserole, but I love the idea of making two for a special breakfast. How about making them on a Saturday, when the kids have a sleep over date (at someone elses house)? Or Valentines is coming up….. this would be so nice for breakfast in bed.
This version of baked eggs uses spinach as a base, hence the name Florentine…. I top the spinach with cheese and ham. I think the secret of the dish, however, is the dash of ground nutmeg. It makes the dish something special. But be careful, a little nutmeg goes a long way! The dish stands on its own – no need for lots of sides. Perhaps just a slice of buttered french bread.