Eggs Florentine is a healthier alternative to traditional Eggs, Benedict. It is a simple yet delicious breakfast meal that promises to satisfy and delight your taste buds. We were in London recently and we were inspired by this healthy rip-off of Eggs Florentine. This version consists of toast bread that is lightly brushed with olive oil, poached eggs, and a side of arugula with a lemon, olive oil, and salt dressing. And to answer your question, spinach will make it more Florentine so you can include those. This recipe is undoubtedly healthier because it requires zero cooking and hollandaise sauce.
But if your tastebuds are more inclined to the original version, here is a recipe from The Spruce Eats, that you will love:
1 lb./500 g spinach
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup/50 mL white wine vinegar
8 eggs (free-range)
4 English muffins
8 tbsp. Hollandaise sauce
Black pepper (to taste)
Garnish: nutmeg (freshly grated)
1. Prep the spinach.
2. Heat a large enough pan
3. Add a splash of olive oil and toss in the spinach. Turn it over for 1-2 minutes until it shrinks. Be careful not to overcook the spinach or it will turn slimy.
4. Transfer the cooked spinach into a colander and drain the excess liquid. Turn the spinach into the pan and divide it into four portions. Preheat the grill.
5. Next, poach the eggs: boil water in a pan and add vinegar. While the water simmers, crack the eggs into the boiling water without breaking the yolks. Poach the eggs for about 2-3 minutes or until the whites are set.
6. Split the muffins and grill into both sides. Coat lightly with butter and place on warm plates.
7. Put a portion of spinach on each halved muffin and place it in the grill to keep warm
8. Place the eggs on muffins, one to each, and top it with 1-2 tablespoons of hollandaise sauce and grated nutmeg. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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