Curtis Stone's Toasted Bagels with Crispy Bacon, Poached Eggs and Spinach

Aired March 17, 2014

Serves 4
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

1/4 cup white wine vinegar
4 large eggs
8 slices bacon
3 cups (packed) fresh spinach leaves
2 bagels, split and toasted
Fill a large skillet with water and bring it to a simmer over medium heat. Stir in the vinegar. Crack 1 egg into a coffee cup or a small bowl and then gently transfer the egg into the simmering water. Repeat with 3 more eggs. Cook the eggs for about 3 minutes, or until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny. Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove the eggs from the water and set them on a paper towel to drain. 
Meanwhile, heat a heavy, large, nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook for about 8 minutes, or until crisp and golden. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain the excess oil. Pour off most of the oil, leaving just a couple of teaspoons in the pan. Add the spinach and saut for 2 minutes, or just until the spinach wilts.
Set the toasted bagel halves cut side up on 8 plates. Spoon the wilted spinach atop the bagels, dividing it evenly. Set the bacon onto the spinach. Spoon the eggs onto the bacon, and serve.

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