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Poached Eggs, Wilted Spinach and Mushrooms

Recipe posted on: 11 January 2010

Poached Eggs, Wilted Spinach and Mushrooms

Recipe information

Serves:2 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes

Recipe nutrition

Calories:338 (per serve)
Carbs:19.2 grams
Protein:15.5 grams
Fat:23.8 grams

This is a perfect breakfast for the weekend or any day that there is enough time to have a leisurely time relishing your morning


  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil
  • 1-2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 250g fresh Shiitake or Swiss Brown mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 4 large organic eggs
  • 1 bunch spinach (about 10 leaves), roughly chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a small pan over medium heat.

  2. Add garlic and mushrooms to pan and cook until soft (approximately 4 minutes), stirring occasionally.

  3. Stir in parsley and coriander at end of cooking and season with some salt and pepper

  4. Meanwhile, in a larger pot, add water and bring it to the boil.

  5. Add the eggs, one at a time to poach in the water.

  6. Stir the water around the eggs continuously (otherwise they may stick to the pan and break) until the eggs are cooked - this should take about 4-5 minutes, depending on how much of the yolk is to stay soft and runny (choose less time for a more runny yolk, but ensure the white part is adequately cooked).

  7. Add the chopped spinach to a pan which has had a few tablespoons of water added.

  8. Season the spinach with salt and pepper and cover the lid on low to medium heat - this will allow the spinach to steam.

  9. Check the spinach after about 4-5 minutes, as it should be cooked by then.

  10. Serve with wilted spinach covered with the mushrooms and then add the eggs on the side.

  11. Serve with toasted bread and freshly squeezed juice.

Nutrition Information  Amount % Daily
Calories 338 16.9%
Calories from fat 125 36.0%
Total fat 23.8g 43.3%
Saturated fat 5.0 g 45.6%
Cholesterol 423 mg 100%
Sodium 756 mg 35.5%
Carbohydrate 19.2 g 8.5%
Dietary fibre 3.4 g 11.3%
Sugars 5.4 g n/a%
Protein 15.5 g 8.3%
The % daily values are based on a diet of 2000 calories per day
These are approximate values.


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