Is anyone else experiencing crazy weather today?! All of a sudden there was a blizzard at about 11:00am! I was not properly dressed!
On to food…I had the best dinner tonight. It was quicky, easy, healthy and most importantly delicious. It may not look that pretty but it was TASTY!
This sort of reminded me of a toad in a hole (you know, bread with egg in the middle) for some reason.
Behold: Italian Eggs over Polenta!
I haven’t quite mastered the pretty aspect but flavor was spot on!
I have a ton of recipes bookmarked and with all the talk of Italian food on Nicole‘s blog this seemed like the perfect way to get my fix.
I made a single serving since it’s just me. It was the perfect portion!
The recipe calls for a tube of polenta, but I didn’t have that so I made my own. It was super easy! I had never made polenta before!
Have you made polenta before??
I brought 1 cup of water to a boil with a pinch of sea salt in a small saucepan then added 1/4 cup of cornmeal and stirred like crazy for a few minutes until it started to come off the sides of the pot. I transferred that to a plate and let it solidify.
In the mean time, I added half a cup of pasta sauce to a pan with 1-2 cups of fresh chopped spinach. Then I heated it until the spinach wilted it. Then the best part… this is where the toad in a hole-ness comes in… I made a little well in the sauce/spinach, cracked an egg in it! Then it cooked covered for about 3 minutes, because I love runny yolks! (Cook longer if you want a solid yolk) Any runny yolk fans around??
Serve on the polenta!
The recipe calls for asiago cheese, which I didn’t have so I sprinkled it with some grated pecorino romano cheese.
All this goodness for only 300 calories! (For full nutrition info, see the sparkpage)
Best dinner I’ve had in a long time! Highly recommend it! Really it could be enjoyed any time of day!
Now I’m off to watch Mad Men, because I’m obsessed! Have a great night!!