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Popo’s Breakfast: Fried Spinach With Eggs

11 Dec

My grandfather, Frank Capasso, was many things.  A professional baseball player and bus driver.  Handsome, loud, fastidious and opinionated.  He loved being the center of attention and mowing the lawn.  He also loved breakfast– up until he died last March, he had a standing weekly breakfast with his friend Ron that lasted 40 years.  And that’s not even counting the constant fried potatoes T turned out for him on Eldorado Court.  As a child, I was always fascinated and repulsed by one thing he did in particular while eating his favorite meal.  He loved putting ketchup on his eggs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know, I know, apparently he’s not alone… but, yikes.  So this Sunday morning, I encourage you to have an old-school meal, cook up a few eggs and have a Popo-style brunch.  Ketchup most definitely not required.

FRIED SPINACH WITH EGGS (Serves 4)
2C freshly cooked spinach
3T olive oil
4 eggs, beaten
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4C Italian bread crumbs (recipe posted 11/18/11)

Squeeze most of the liquid from the cooked spinach.  Heat olive oil in skillet, add spinach and saute for a few minutes.  Combine eggs with salt, pepper and bread crumbs.  Pour over spinach and fry slowly until underside of omelet is set.  Place a plate over the skillet and flip omelet to the other side.  Slide back into the skillet and fry until egg is cooked through the center.

Mangia!

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