A protein packed start to the day.

It still surprises a lot of people who find out that I didn’t eat meat for a very long time, 14 years to be precise, obviously meat is a big part of my life now, but back in the day, I always had need for a quick protein hit, after working out or a physical game of rugby, my body ached for serious amounts of the good stuff.

This recipe was always easy to rustle up, surprisingly lavish, and quelled any cravings, ideal for a post exercise snack, a lazy Sunday morning brunch, or topped with a slice of smoked salmon for a little more luxury.

Scrambled Eggs with Feta and Spinach

Heat a good glug of extra virgin olive oil in a saucepan on medium, and add had couple of handfulls of washed baby spinach and cook until just wilted.

Set the toaster going with a nice slice of sourdough or decent bread.

With a fork whisk up 3 eggs per person (no point having a tiny portion) add a pinch of sea salt and ground black pepper, and add to the spinach along with 100g of cubed feta. Stir gently until just starting to set and still creamy, fold in a knob of butter, and pile onto the slice of buttered toast with a pinch of cayenne pepper to pep it up further.

10 responses to this post.

  1. looks wonderful!

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  2. Now that is a no nonsense start to the day! Great photos yet again Marcus.

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  3. You’d probably only get a single leaf of spinach in a coddler….best to cook it on a decent scale.
    Please let me know how you get on.
    Cheers
    Marcus

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  4. That looks and sounds great Marcus. I love the idea of a cheesy eggy brekkie. Definitely think I’ll be trying this bad boy out soon.

    I was wondering, I have recently discovered what an egg coddler is and am thinking of trying to get my hands on some from eBay. Do you think you could make this yummy brekkie (smaller scale of course) in an egg coddler?

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  5. Posted by Charlie on February 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I wish my husband had the patience to let me take photos like the 2nd picture, with everything laid out like that 🙂 Maybe I shall have to find some time in the middle of the day to make lovely lunches which I can photograph like this!

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  6. I know….it is a bit delicate for me these days, just sharing my softer side 😉
    Thanks for your lovely comment cecilia.
    Cheers
    Marcus

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  7. Tasty AND gorgeous.. what a surprise indeed, we are used to great slabs of smoking meat! This is great too! very nice shots. c

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