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Eggs in Mustard Sauce with Spinach / Eier in Senfsoße

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Eggs in Mustard Sauce (Eier in Senfsoße in German) is the ultimate German comfort food. Soft- or hard-boiled eggs with a creamy mustard sauce and they pair really well with boiled or mashed potatoes or even rice. Traditionally this mustard sauce is thickened with a roux, but I wanted to keep it keto and used heavy cream and German sour cream as thickeners. I have also added some toasted walnuts as a topping for some extra crunch, but it's completely optional.

  • 8 Eggs, medium (soft or hard boiled to your liking)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Shallot, minced
  • 2 Garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 150 g Heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp Wholegrain mustard
  • 100 ml Homemade broth (or water)
  • 150 g Baby spinach
  • 150 g Schmand (German sour cream)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Some walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped (optional)
  1. Boil eggs for 6 minutes for soft boiled eggs or 10 minutes for hard boiled one and gently lower eggs into cold water with a slotted spoon. Peel eggs and keep warm.
  2. Peel and finely chop the shallot and garlic cloves. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Sauté shallots and garlic in it. Add heavy cream, mustard and broth and bring to a boil. Add leaf spinach and stir in Schmand. Season mustard sauce with salt and pepper and arrange on a plate.
  3. Halve the eggs and place them in the sauce. Sprinkle with the chopped walnuts if using. Serve with boiled potatoes or rice if desired.

© 2023 |


Tom 4/3/23 22:09

...I love eggs, this is something to try.

DEZMOND 4/3/23 22:43

They always say here that you should eat spinach with eggs because the vitamins are used better then in them.

Lola Martínez 4/3/23 23:18

La verdad es que es una salsa muy sencilla para la jugosidad que imprime a los huevos duros. Las salsas con mostaza suelen gustarme mucho, creo que esta tampoco me defraudará.
Un beso.

Brian 5/3/23 00:10

I never tried eggs with mustard sauce, sounds really good.

My name is Erika. 5/3/23 00:48

I've never seen a dish like this before. It does look yummy though. I love seeing foods from other countries/cultures, and I would never guess this is comfort food. But I bet it is. hugs-Erika

J.P. Alexander 5/3/23 02:55

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

Citu 5/3/23 02:56

Gracias por la receta. Te mando un beso.

Anonymous 5/3/23 06:51

I genuinely like the basic idea of this . . . but, as usual, have a problem with the Germanic ideas in this time and place. No way will there be ordinary cream in this home . . . and of sour cream possibly just a tad :) ! Don't like the European roux either but the dish sounds appealing for a weekend late breakfast/brunch . . . have to try perchance 'playing' with yoghurt and ricotta and a little sour cream . . . Eggs at about the same stage as Scotch eggs methinks . . .

Eha 5/3/23 06:53

Sorry - the above 'anon' is yours truly . . . !

roentare 5/3/23 09:08

Very yummy and beautiful looking dish there

Rainbow Evening 5/3/23 13:42

look so appealing.... yummy.

Have a great weekend

Anonymous 5/3/23 14:16

Hi Angie, I imagine that delectable mustard sauce would enhance any number of dishes. Bernadette, New Classic Recipe

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 5/3/23 14:57

unique flavors, I like things tangy sounds delicious!

Norma2 5/3/23 17:07

Angie, ideal to prepare at Easter. I will try the recipe, it seems simple and rich.

Anonymous 5/3/23 19:32

Que rico!
Buena semana Angie!
Aquí Graciela desde Uruguay.
(No logro sacar el anónimo).

Cooking Julia 5/3/23 19:42

What a great dish, I love these soft eggs!


Quelle superbe assiette ! Elle a tout pour me plaire

Bill 5/3/23 21:06

A wonderful dish to try. I've never had mustard sauce but would love to try it.

Mbul Kecil 6/3/23 01:21

Your eggs look excellent Angie...i like creammy dish with nutricious spinach....Yummy ^^

Valentina 6/3/23 02:36

This indeed sounds like an amazing comfort food! I always find eggs to fit into that category, and certainly with this preparation. :-) ~Valentina

foodtravelandwine 6/3/23 03:14

I can't wait to try it! looks delicious!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

Rose world 6/3/23 10:27

I definitely love this dish. Egg, potato, mustard. My favourite!!

[Reply] 6/3/23 14:15

Wow, this sounds and looks delicious!

speedy70 6/3/23 15:01

Un delizioso piatto primaverile!

Hena Tayeb 6/3/23 18:48

Such a unique recipe. Looks good.

Pam 6/3/23 19:05

I've never had a dish like this before but I'm sure I would love it!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station 6/3/23 21:12

I'm a big egg lover - I want to try this!

Sherry's Pickings 7/3/23 05:28

this looks amazing. I love soft-boiled eggs!

Raymund 8/3/23 22:42

This recipe for Eggs in Mustard Sauce sounds like a delicious and comforting dish to try. I love that it's a traditional German recipe that has been adapted to be keto-friendly by using heavy cream and German sour cream instead of a roux.

The addition of wholegrain mustard to the sauce sounds like a great way to add flavor, and I can imagine that the baby spinach would add some nice freshness to the dish as well. I also appreciate that this recipe offers the option to serve the eggs with boiled potatoes or rice for a heartier meal.


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