Under 30 Minutes

Warm Spinach Salad with Fried Egg and Potatoes

Sunny-side up eggs cook in the wink of an eye, ready to top a spinach salad with potatoes that are sauteed in the same skillet.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, December Winter 2007

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 baking potatoes (about 1 pound total), scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 bunches flat-leaf spinach (2 pounds total), thick stems removed, leaves washed well and roughly torn
  • 2 ounces Parmesan, shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • 4 large eggs

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium. Add potatoes; season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing occasionally, until potatoes are tender and browned, 12 to 14 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine remaining 2 tablespoons oil with vinegar, mustard, and shallot; season with salt and pepper, and whisk to combine. Add spinach and Parmesan (do not toss); set aside.

  3. When potatoes are done cooking, immediately transfer to bowl with spinach and dressing (reserve skillet). Toss salad until spinach is slightly wilted, and divide among 4 plates.

  4. Heat skillet over medium, and gently crack eggs into skillet without breaking yolks; season with salt and pepper. Cook until whites are almost set, about 1 minute. Cover, turn off heat, and let stand until whites are just set but yolks are still soft, about 2 minutes more. Top each salad with a fried egg, and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

We like a soft-cooked egg for the "sauce" it makes for the salad, but a firmer fried egg is tasty, too; cook it a minute or two longer before covering the skillet.

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