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    Polenta and Poached Eggs With Spinach and Mushrooms

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    40 mins

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    15 mins

    justcallmetoni's Note:

    In an effort to remove most processed white stuff - flour and sugar - from my diet, have recently begun to experiment more with grains. One Sunday I was in the mood for something decadent like Eggs Benedict or Eggs Florentine and came up with this. Thought it was good enough for sharing. The recipe requires a bit of work so for convenience, one could make this with either store bought or left over polenta wedges. Country Lady has great instructions for making poached eggs (#79662) if you need more detail. This would work well for those in the later phases of the South Beach Diet.

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    1. 1
      Bring 1 cup of water to boil and 1/8 teaspoon of salt to boil in a small sauce pan.
    2. 2
      Stir 1/4 cup of cold water into the cornmeal so that it will form a paste; this helps prevent lumps in the polenta.
    3. 3
      Whisk the cornmeal into the boiling water and reduce heat to a low simmer.
    4. 4
      Add basil and continue to stir cornmeal occasionally for 15 minutes; if the polenta gets too thick, add more water.
    5. 5
      In another pan, simmer 4 cups of water and white vinegar for poaching eggs.
    6. 6
      Once the water reaches a simmer, carefully break eggs into water on at a time, spooning water in the eggs to help them form and retain their shape.
    7. 7
      Depending on how you like your yolks, cook 3 to 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      In a separate pan, begin to saute the onions and garlic in the olive oil for about 2 minutes.
    9. 9
      Add the mushrooms and continue to cook another 2 minutes.
    10. 10
      Wring the excess water from the thawed spinach and add to the onions, garlic and mushrooms.
    11. 11
      Cook and additional 4-5 minutes.
    12. 12
      Add spaghetti sauce and balsamic vinegar until sauce is heated through.
    13. 13
      Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    14. 14
      To assemble the dish, spoon the polenta onto 2 serving plates, top with the spinach mushroom sauce, and 2 eggs.
    15. 15
      Garnish with Parmesan cheese.
    16. 16

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 03, 2008


      I made this for breakfast. I realized I had left over collard greens in the fridge so I substitued them for the spinach. This would make a good breakfast, brunch or light dinner meal. Thank you for sharing.

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    • on June 03, 2008


      Delicious. I scaled this down to 1 serving for my lunch. Really liked the sauteed greens and eggs on the polenta. Lot of good flavours going on here. Thanks.

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    • on January 30, 2007

      I haven't made this yet but it reminds me of a dish I had at a restaurant that I have since made at home. Fresh spinach or arugula lightly sauteed, polenta, and the poached eggs on top. For a really quick version I use grits and add a handful of grated romano or parmesan and another grating of cheese on top. Fast, good and easy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Polenta and Poached Eggs With Spinach and Mushrooms

    Serving Size: 1 (1037 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 424.4
    Calories from Fat 162
    Total Fat 18.0 g
    Saturated Fat 5.1 g
    Cholesterol 377.6 mg
    Sodium 764.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 43.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.7 g
    Sugars 9.1 g
    Protein 24.6 g

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