I did make two minor tweaks to the original recipe by replacing the cream with crème fraiche as I happened to have some in, and using some grated cheddar straight from the freezer (bought on reduced a few weeks back!) instead of the gruyere, and you know what? I wouldn’t change a thing! A final flourish was a light sprinkling of breadcrumbs, which helped to make the dish complete. Oh and I baked it too instead of grilling. So minor adjustments really!
Ingredients with my adaptations:
Serves 1 as a light supper, double up for a main meal or when feeding a man!
2 blocks frozen spinach, thawed
1 big slice of good quality cooked ham
1 heaped tbsp crème fraiche
1 tbsp grated cheddar
1 heaped tsp breadcrumbs (I liked Asda’s unless you have your own!)
Using a small pie dish or ideally a gratin dish (I really can’t justify buying any more kitchen stuff but it doesn’t stop me wanting one!) line it with the ham, add the thawed (and well drained!) spinach, leaving a well in the middle, add the egg.
Mix the cheese with the crème fraiche and dot mostly over the spinach outer, sprinkle the breadcrumbs over, and a twist of s&p:
Bake for 15 minutes in a medium hot oven, think was about 180o from memory…or until the eggs are set and it has lightly browned on top:
I served mine with home made little roasties, however a nice green salad would also work well with it.