Latest Laois Recipe: Celebrating World Egg Day with an easy Curry and Eggs dish

Latest Laois Recipe: Celebrating World Egg Day with an easy Curry and Eggs dish

Curry with Potatoes, Spinach and Eggs

This is an easy and delicious curry. The eggs are a great addition.

Serves: 4

Time:  1 hour

400g baby potatoes, cut into 3cm pieces

4 large eggs

1 tablesp. vegetable oil

1 large onion, chopped

1½ tablesp. curry powder

3 garlic cloves, grated

3cm piece of fresh ginger, grated

1 red chilli, finely sliced

400ml tin of coconut milk

250ml pasatta 

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Juice of 2 limes

100g baby spinach

To serve: 

Basmati rice 

1 scallion, finely sliced

Small handful coriander, chopped

To cook the potatoes: Put the potatoes in a large sauce pan filled with water, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes and set aside while you make the curry sauce.

To boil the eggs: Place the eggs in a small pan of water and boil for 5 minutes, then drain and plunge into a bowl of iced water. To make the eggs easier to peel, set them aside for 10 minutes. 

To make the curry sauce: Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over a high heat. Add the onion and cook for a couple of minutes. Then add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute. Stir through the curry powder and sliced chilli and fry for about 3 minutes until fragrant. 

Reduce the heat and add the coconut milk, passata, a little salt and black pepper. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Cover with a lid and simmer gently for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the lime juice, taste and season.

Gently stir the potatoes and spinach into the curry sauce. Cook for a couple of minutes to cook the spinach and heat the potatoes. Add the peeled eggs and stir gently to heat through.

To serve: Ladle the curry into bowls and serve with basmati rice. Sprinkle over the sliced scallion and some coriander. Either leave the eggs whole or cut in half as you serve them.