Eggstravagant Lunchtime Delight—Lunch for 2

“Eggstravagant Lunchtime Delight” is a French-inspired lunch dish featuring eggs as the star ingredient. This recipe combines the simplicity of eggs with the sophistication of French cuisine, resulting in a delightful and satisfying midday meal. Enjoy this egg-centric dish for a truly extravagant lunch experience.

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You Need This Stuff

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 pre-made pie crust (9 inch)

Do This With That Stuff

  1. ‘Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
  2. Using your oven mitts, place the pre-made pie crust into the 9-inch pie dish and set aside
  3. In a large bowl, crack open the 4 large eggs
  4. Add 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper to the eggs in the bowl
  5. Use a whisk to beat the mixture until it is well combined and set aside
  6. Place a medium skillet on the stove over medium heat
  7. Add 2 tbsp unsalted butter to the skillet and allow it to melt completely
  8. Once melted, add the finely chopped small onion to the skillet
  9. Cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes
  10. Add minced garlic cloves to the skillet and cook for another minute until fragrant
  11. Add chopped baby spinach to skillet and stir until wilted, about 2-3 minutes then remove from heat
  12. Spread this cooked mixture evenly over the bottom of your pie crust in the dish
  13. Pour your whisked egg mixture over this layer in your pie crust ensuring it covers all ingredients evenly
  14. Sprinkle grated Gruyère cheese on top of this egg layer evenly using a cheese grater if needed for additional grating
  15. Place your pie dish into preheated oven using oven mitts and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until quiche is lightly golden and set in center when gently shaken with mitts on If edges of crust are browning too quickly, cover them with foil during baking process
  16. Remove from oven with mitts on and let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley and chives on top just before serving’

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Beti’s Reflections

On a recent culinary adventure through the charming streets of Paris, I stumbled upon a quaint little café tucked away in a cobblestone alley. The aroma of buttery pastries and rich coffee lured me in, but it was their signature dish that truly stole my heart – an egg-centric delight that was both simple and sophisticated. Inspired by this French egg lunch recipe, I decided to recreate it in my own kitchen and share it with you all. Voila! The Eggstravagant Lunchtime Delight was born.

This delightful recipe serves two, making it perfect for an intimate brunch or a light yet satisfying lunch. While this isn’t one for our vegan recipes or dairy free meals enthusiasts, it’s an absolute must-try for those who appreciate the elegance of French cuisine recipes and the comfort of easy lunch recipes.

Our Eggstravagant Lunchtime Delight features 4 large eggs as the star ingredient, combined with 1/2 cup heavy cream for a creamy texture that’s simply divine. A dash of salt and black pepper adds just the right amount of seasoning, while 2 tbsp unsalted butter gives our dish its rich flavor base. We then add finely chopped onion and minced garlic cloves for a hint of aromatic goodness. The addition of chopped baby spinach not only adds color but also provides a nutritious twist to this gourmet egg dish. And let’s not forget about the Gruyère cheese – its nutty flavor perfectly complements our homemade quiche recipe. To finish off, we sprinkle fresh parsley and chives on top for that extra pop of freshness.

To start your Eggstravagant Lunchtime Delight journey, preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and place your pre-made pie crust into a 9-inch pie dish – because who said homemade French cuisine can’t be quick and easy? In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy cream, salt, and black pepper until well combined; this will form the creamy base for our Spinach and Gruyère Quiche. Then sauté onions in melted butter until translucent before adding garlic cloves and baby spinach to create our flavorful filling layer – this is where your kitchen starts smelling like heaven! Pour your whisked egg mixture over the cooked veggies in your pie crust before sprinkling grated Gruyère cheese on top evenly – because there’s no such thing as too much cheese! Bake until golden perfection is achieved (about 25-30 minutes), let cool slightly before serving with fresh herbs sprinkled on top.

There you have it – an Eggstravagant Lunchtime Delight straight from to yours! This French-inspired quiche is sure to impress at any lunch gathering or even just as an indulgent treat for yourself on those lazy Sunday afternoons when you want something special but easy to prepare at home.

Remember: good food doesn’t have to be complicated – sometimes all you need are some quality ingredients, a little bit of time, and lots of love! Bon appétit!

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