*500g frozen spinach
*1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
*A knob of butter
*150 ml single cream
*½ tsp white pepper
For the herb garnish
*1 small fresh red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
*1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
*1 tbsp white wine vinegar
*A pinch of fine sea salt
*A pinch of sugar
*A handful of fresh dill, roughly chopped
*A handful of fresh chives, finely chopped
1. First make the herb garnish. Put the chilli and red onion into a glass or ceramic bowl with the vinegar, 2 tablespoons of water, the salt and the sugar.
2. Next put the spinach, onion and butter into a large frying pan. Place on a very gentle heat and cook, covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover, stir and continue to fry for another 5–10 minutes, until the water from the spinach has evaporated.
3. Add the cream, milk, a generous grating of nutmeg and the white pepper. Cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring at intervals. Taste for seasoning and adjust to your liking.
4. Make four wells for the eggs. Crack in the eggs and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until the egg whites have set – covering with a lid will help this along.
5. Just before serving, toss the dill and chives with the chilli and red onion. Sprinkle over the spinach and eggs and serve immediately.
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