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Spinach Eggs – Chinese Style

Ready in 10 minutes, this Chinese Spinach Eggs recipe is a perfect low-carb vegetarian option for lunch or dinner.

Fried Eggs on the top of Spinach in a pink plate
Spinach Eggs Recipe
Fried Eggs on the top of Spinach in a pink plate
Spinach and Fried Eggs

We all know how good leafy veggies are for us, and spinach is a top pick you can easily find in any grocery store, fresh or frozen.

This recipe is different from your usual scrambled eggs with spinach for breakfast. It’s a Chinese dish that can take the spotlight as a main course, and if you skip the carbs, it turns into a great low-carb vegetarian option. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to make—just 10 minutes is all you need.

Like typical home cooking, you can be flexible with the ingredients—adjust them to your liking as long as you get the saltiness right.

I’ve tried and tested this recipe many times, and it always turns out delicious. You won’t be disappointed. 🤗

Ingredients for Spinach and Eggs Recipe
Ingredients for Spinach and Eggs Recipe
  • Spinach: You have options for the spinach in this recipe—frozen, pre-washed leaves, or my personal preference, fresh spinach. The fresh one gives a unique texture with both stems and leaves. If you can get your hands on organic spinach, it’s even better in terms of taste. I usually find them at the local farmers market.
  • Eggs: The number of eggs you include in this recipe depends on your preference.
  • Garlic: Having fried garlic on hand is incredibly handy in the kitchen. I prepare a batch to cut down on cooking time, and the bonus is that it can be used in various other dishes as well.
  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch serves two purposes here: it thickens the sauce and helps the flavor cling to the spinach. If you decrease the amount, the consistency might get a bit runny, but be cautious not to add too much, as it can lead to lumps and make it too thick to blend well with the spinach.
  1. Whisk with Water for Tender Eggs: Adding 1 tablespoon of water while whisking the eggs results in a much tender and moist texture.
  2. Generous Oil for Flavorful Eggs: For delicious eggs, use more oil while frying. Opt for olive oil if health is a concern.
  3. Hot Oil for Aromatic Eggs: Wait until the oil reaches a higher temperature before adding whisked eggs to create egg bubbles and release a great aroma.
Fried Eggs on the top of Spinach in a pink plate

Step one: Boil Spinach and Prepare sauce

  • Boil spinach in water until fully wilted and done. Drain the water and arrange the cooked spinach on a plate.
  • Combine soy sauce, rice wine, cornstarch, and water in a small bowl

Step Two: Sauté Garlic and Cook Eggs

  • In a frying pan, add oil and garlic, cooking until the garlic turns lightly golden. Set the garlic aside.
  • Whisk eggs and add them to the pan, breaking them into small pieces.

Step Three: Integrate Sauce with Eggs

  • Reduce the heat to low and add fried garlic and the sauce to the pan with the cooked eggs.
  • Mix the sauce thoroughly with the eggs.

Step Four: Plate the Dish

  • Pour the egg and sauce mixture over the prepared spinach on the plate.
Fried Eggs on the top of Spinach in a pink plate
Spinach Eggs

Adding more leafy veggies to your meals is not only fun but tasty too.

Hope you and your family enjoy this recipe. 🤗

Fried Eggs on the top of Spinach in a pink plate

Spinach Eggs – Chinese Style

Ready in 10 minutes, this Chinese Spinach Eggs recipe is a perfect low-carb vegetarian option for lunch or dinner.
Author: Lei
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: asian, Chinese
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g spinach (Slice into 3-5cm length)
  • 2-3 eggs (whisked)
  • 3 clove garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoon oil

Instructions

  • Boil Spinach and Prepare sauce: Boil spinach in water until fully wilted and done. Drain the water and arrange the cooked spinach on a plate. Combine soy sauce, rice wine, cornstarch, and water in a small bowl
  • Sauté Garlic and Cook Eggs: In a frying pan, add oil and garlic, cooking until the garlic turns lightly golden. Set the garlic aside. Whisk eggs and add them to the pan, breaking them into small pieces.
  • Integrate Sauce with Eggs: Reduce the heat to low and add fried garlic and the sauce to the pan with the cooked eggs. Mix the sauce thoroughly with the eggs.
  • Plate the Dish: Pour the egg and sauce mixture over the prepared spinach on the plate.

Recipe Notes:

  • Spinach: You have options for the spinach in this recipe—frozen, pre-washed leaves, or my personal preference, fresh spinach. The fresh one gives a unique texture with both stems and leaves. If you can get your hands on organic spinach, it’s even better in terms of taste. I usually find them at the local farmers market.
  • Eggs: The number of eggs you include in this recipe depends on your preference.
  •  
  • Garlic: Having fried garlic on hand is incredibly handy in the kitchen. I prepare a batch to cut down on cooking time, and the bonus is that it can be used in various other dishes as well.
  • Cornstarch: Cornstarch serves two purposes here: it thickens the sauce and helps the flavor cling to the spinach. If you decrease the amount, the consistency might get a bit runny, but be cautious not to add too much, as it can lead to lumps and make it too thick to blend well with the spinach.
  • Whisk with Water for Tender Eggs: Adding 1 tablespoon of water while whisking the eggs results in a much tender and moist texture.
  • Generous Oil for Flavorful Eggs: For delicious eggs, use more oil while frying. Opt for olive oil if health is a concern.
  • Hot Oil for Aromatic Eggs: Wait until the oil reaches a higher temperature before adding whisked eggs to create egg bubbles and release a great aroma.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 654kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 28gFat: 52gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gMonounsaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 327mgSodium: 1534mgPotassium: 2986mgFiber: 11gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 47361IUVitamin C: 143mgCalcium: 569mgIron: 16mg

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