Eggs with Spinach Recipe

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I’ll show you my eggs with spinach recipe today.

This is a classic of German cuisine:

Many of us know fried eggs with creamed spinach and potatoes as a traditional dish on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. 

The preparation I show you with many step by step photos in addition the video fried egg perfect roast accompanies you while cooking. 

Now let yourself be tempted to cook, we leave the frozen spinach in the supermarket today and prepare everything fresh.

I wish you a lot of fun reading, good luck and a good appetite!

1. Recipe Eggs with Spinach

So far so good, you’re well prepared now.

Below you will find the step-by-step instructions with many photos.

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Fried eggs with creamed spinach and potatoes

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 701
Total Time 48 Min.
Preparation Time 18 Min.
Cook Time 30 Min.

Simple instructions for preparing fried eggs with spinach and potatoes.

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Prepare potatoes

150 g Potatoes
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Caraway
5 Pinches Pepper
3 Pinches nutmeg

Prepare cream spinach

1 kg leaf spinach
2 pc shallots (or yellow onions)
1 pc clove of garlic
30 g clarified butter
1 cup Cream (soy cream or cow milk cream)
1/4 tsp Salt
4-6 Pinches Pepper
1 Pinches Cayenne pepper
4 Pinches nutmeg
1 tsp cornflour (to taste to the sauce bind or 1 tsp linseed)
30 ml Water (cold)
1 pc Lemon

Prepare fried egg

4 pc eggs
20 g clarified butter
4 Pinches Salt
4 Pinches Pepper


a little bit thyme


Prepare potatoes

Cook potatoes with their skins on.
Potatoes peeled in salted water with caraway seeds.

Cooking potatoes

Cook the potatoes in plenty of salted water with the skin on.

You can add parsley stalks and some caraway seeds.

You can now prepare the cream spinach…

Peel the boiled potatoes
Peel the boiled potato

Peel potatoes

Drain the potatoes later, rinse briefly and peel.

Potatoes in the pan
Potatoes in the pan

Fry potatoes

Put the potatoes in a pan, add some butter and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Prepare cream spinach

Wash the spinach
Fresh spinach leaves, please wash in water.

Spinach wash

Most important step:

Wash the spinach leaves in plenty of cold water and change the water 2-3 times depending on the degree of soiling.

Sand and other unwanted substances can only be removed by washing and moving the spinach several times in water.

Place the leaf spinach on a sieve and drain or squeeze.

Clean the spinach leaves
Clean the spinach leaves, remove the stems or leave them on, that is a matter of taste.

Spinach prepare

Remove the stalks from the leaves or leave the stalks on the leaves for more fibre in the vegetables.

Halved garlic and halved onion.
Peel the garlic and onions.

Onions and garlic

Halve and peel the shallots and garlic clove.

Both ingredients are easier to peel halved! and cut finely into cubes.

Please use a sharp knife and do not chop the ingredients.

Sweat the shallots and garlic cubes in a large pot with the butter for a few minutes until translucent.

Cut the onion into fine cubes.
Cut the onion halves into cubes.

Dice onions

Cut the peeled and halved onion into fine cubes.

Finely dice the garlic.
Cut the garlic into fine cubes.

Cutting garlic

Cut the peeled garlic into fine litters.

Do not press the garlic, it will become bitter in taste.

Sweat the vegetables.
Sweat the onion and garlic until translucent.

Sweat aromatics

Sweat the prepared garlic and onion cubes in a large pot or in a high pan with the butter for a few minutes until translucent.

Spinach with onions and garlic clove in a pot.
Add raw spinach to the onion and garlic.

Add Spinach

Add the washed and drained spinach leaves.

Freshly cooked spinach
Spinach cooked with a lid.

Cook spinach vegetables

Cook the leafy vegetables with lid over high heat for 2-3 minutes, the leaves collapse.

Mix the cornstarch.
Mixing cornstarch to thicken.

Prepare cornstarch

Mix the starch in cold water.

If you stir the starch in cold water and then add it to the hot liquid, the starch will not clump!

Cooked spinach with cream before mixing.
creamed spinach with starch, cream, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne pepper before mixing.

Spinach season

Add the cream and bring to the boil once.

Flavour with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and nutmeg and leave to stand next to the stove without lid.

Prepare and mix the spinach.
Mix up the spinach with the hand blender.

Spinach blend

Mix the spinach with a hand blender.

Bring the creamed spinach to the boil again before serving and season to taste.

Add some butter, ghee and lemon juice.

Prepare fried egg

fried egg
Make fried eggs yourself.

Prepare egg

Heat a pan, add some butter to the pan and froth.

Beat the egg and let it slide into the pan. Fry the egg at medium heat.

put the food on the plate

Eggs with creamed spinach and potatoes on the plate.
Fried egg served with spinach and potatoes.


Heat the potatoes, bring the creamed spinach to the boil and arrange on warm plates.

Cut out the fried egg and place on the plate.

Do not sprinkle egg yolk with salt, salt and pepper at the table.

Enjoy your meal!



2. Nutritional Values

3. Variants of Eggs Preparation

You can prepare the egg as a poached egg, scrambled egg, baked egg or egg in a bowl.

All variations taste delicious, I prefer to stick to the well-known fried egg and the preparation I show you in the following video.

Prepare the fried egg: It takes time, a good pan, butter and a patient cook…

Preparation tip from chef Thomas Sixt

At this point I would like to add a gourmet tip.

In the truffle season you can put a truffle with some eggs for three days in a glass.

Close the glass and put it in the fridge.

The eggs absorb the truffle aroma and taste delicious.

Alternatively, use white truffle oil, drizzle the oil over the dish!

This will conjure up a wonderful aroma on the table!

fried egg
Make fried eggs yourself.

4. Tips for Spinach with Eggs to Prepare without Fail

Preparing fried eggs is in progress, now we are dealing with the side dishes, which you please prepare first.

The egg dish is prepared very quickly and when the potatoes are floating in the water with their skins on, it just doesn’t fit.

I have briefly summarized the work steps for you here…

Poached egg on leaf spinach is another variation. Here surrounded by wild herb blossoms. I’ll show you the recipe elsewhere.

Cooking Video Leaf Spinach

Some time ago I created a Headcam-Cooking Video.

It shows you the preparation of Popeye vegetables.

Just look over my shoulder while cooking, the video takes only 5 minutes…

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