Today’s recipe is Nargesi Esfanaj which translated means Narcissus Spinach. This recipe’s name is inspired by the flower Narcissus.
Specifically, the name is derived from the type of Narcissus in the above picture. In fact, the sunny side up egg, placed on a bed of spinach and onions, looks somewhat like these beautiful flowers, which are either white or a light shade of yellow on the outside and a delicate shade of orange on the inner part. This dish is very simple both in ingredients and preparation, but flavor wise it’s incredibly delicious. In fact, there is something really magical when the subtle flavors of the spinach and egg come together with the sweetness of fried onions.
Ingredient (serves 4)
1 lb fresh spinach
1 large onion
2 cloves garlic
salt & pepper
Thin slice onion. Heat oil and then add onions. Fry on medium.
While onions are frying place spinach in a pot along with a cup of water. Season with salt, cover and cook until spinach is just wilted. This should take about 10 to 15 minutes.
Flatten the top of the spinach and onion mixture. Carefully add eggs on top. Season eggs with salt and pepper, then cover and continue cooking for another 5 to 10 minutes until the egg whites are cooked through and the egg yolk is still runny.