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Posted by on Dec 6, 2013 in Persian پارسی, Food, Recipes, Light Meals غذاهای سبک | 2 comments

Nargesi-e Esfanaj (Spinach & Eggs)

Nargesi-e Esfanaj (Spinach & Eggs)

I’ve got a simple recipe that won’t be sending you cruising up and down the grocery store isles.


This beautiful and colorful dish has the grace of eggs wrapped in the goodness of spinach. Nargesi-e Esfanaj, translated to Narcissus Spinach, is the sunny side up egg, laid on a bed of green spinach and sauteed onions, resembling the beautiful spring flower Narcissus (Daffodil) it is named after.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 6- 8 oz fresh spinach (~ 1 cup frozen)
  • 1 med. onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 tsp turmeric
  • 2-4 eggs
  • oil/butter
  • salt & pepper

Time~     Prep: 25 min.     Cook: 10 min


  1. Heat enough oil/butter in a large skillet over medium heat, saute the onion ’till golden brown. For this wait for the onions to turn translucent and continue sauteing on low heat until they turn golden brown ( ~15 min). Stir frequently so it does not burn.
  2. Meanwhile, in pot place the spinach and a 1/2 cup of hot water. Cook uncovered ’till the spinach wilts and the water evaporates.
  3. Add the garlic to the browned onion and saute ’till cooked. Stir in the turmeric and pepper ’till fragrant (~1 min).
  4. Add  the spinach to the skillet and season with salt. Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat.
  5. Break the eggs one at a time and gently place on top of the mixture.
  6. Cover and cook ’til the egg whites are set and the egg yolk is still runny (~1-2 min).

Serve warm on toast. Add a dollop of yogurt if desired.
Noosh-e Jaan. 


  1. Hi – prepared the spinach and eggs for dinner tonight. Marilynn was busy all day and the dinner chore fell to me. Excellent – it is a keeper!!


    ps had contractors today so no work out. Missed you on Monday -burrrrrrr it was cold!

    • Oh good! I got some more easy recipes coming up so don’t toss that apron just yet 🙂
      Love you Ron and see you in the gym tomorrow.

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