Eggs Florentine

"This recipe is great with shop-bought Hollandaise sauce warmed gently on the hob, but if you’d prefer to make your own from scratch, it’s well worth the effort for that extra taste of luxury"

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  • Eggs Florentine
  • Ready in 10 mins
  • Serves 2
  • a knob of butter
  • 250g fresh spinach leaves
  • a little grated nutmeg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large free-range British Lion eggs
  • 2 slices brioche bread
For the Hollandaise Sauce
  • 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 free-range egg yolks
  • 125g butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1

    Melt the knob of butter in a medium pan, and add all of the spinach, nutmeg and seasoning. Cover and cook over a medium heat for 2-3 mins or until wilted. Drain well in a sieve and keep warm.

  • 2

    Place two non-stick heart shaped egg rings in a frying pan, add just enough water to come up to the top of the rings. Season with salt and bring the water to a gentle simmer.

  • 3

    Meanwhile, make the Hollandaise Sauce. Place 3 tbsp white wine vinegar in a pan until it simmers and reduces down to around 1 tsp. Now add it to a food processor along with two free-range egg yolks. Melt 125g butter, turn on the processor and slowly pour in the butter. Season to taste and keep warm.

  • 4

    Carefully crack the eggs and tip into the centre of the heart rings. Cook the eggs over a gentle heat for 3-4 mins or until poached to your liking

  • 5

    Toast the bread and cut the slices in half, top with the warm spinach. Use a slotted spoon to lift the eggs from the water and place them on top of the spinach. Finally spoon over the sauce and serve.

  • PER SERVING: 19.5g FAT (Excluding extras)

Eggs Florentine was taken from COOK VEGETARIAN

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