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Classic Eggs Florentine: A Delicious Spin on a Brunch Favorite 


Classic Eggs Florentine Recipe


Eggs Florentine, a timeless brunch delight, marries perfectly poached eggs with vibrant sautéed spinach and a luxurious hollandaise sauce. This elegant dish not only impresses with its presentation but also delights the taste buds with its harmonious flavors. In this recipe, we'll guide you through the steps to create a mouthwatering Eggs Florentine that's sure to elevate your brunch game to a whole new level. 




For the Eggs Florentine: 

- 4 large eggs 

- 8 cups fresh baby spinach, washed and stemmed 

- 4 English muffins, split and toasted 

- 1 tablespoon olive oil 

- Salt and pepper to taste 


For the Hollandaise Sauce: 

- 3 large egg yolks 

- 1 tablespoon lemon juice 

- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 

- Salt and cayenne pepper to taste 




Step 1: Sauté the Spinach 


1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the baby spinach and sauté until wilted, about 2-3 minutes. 

2. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside. 


Step 2: Poach the Eggs 


1. Fill a wide saucepan with about 3 inches of water and bring it to a gentle simmer. 

2. Crack each egg into a small cup or ramekin. 

3. Create a gentle whirlpool in the simmering water using a spoon and carefully slide one egg into the center of the whirlpool. Allow it to cook for about 3 minutes for a runny yolk. Repeat with the remaining eggs. 

4. Using a slotted spoon, carefully lift each poached egg from the water and place them on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain excess water. 


Step 3: Prepare the Hollandaise Sauce 


1. In a heatproof bowl, whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice until the mixture is pale and slightly thickened. 

2. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water (double boiler method) and continue to whisk constantly. 

3. Gradually drizzle in the melted butter while whisking vigorously until the sauce thickens and becomes silky. This should take about 5 minutes. 

4. Season with salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Remove from heat and keep warm. 


Step 4: Assemble the Eggs Florentine 


1. Place a toasted English muffin half on each plate. 

2. Divide the sautéed spinach evenly among the muffin halves. 

3. Gently place a poached egg on top of the spinach on each muffin half. 

4. Spoon a generous amount of hollandaise sauce over each egg. 


Step 5: Garnish and Serve 


1. Sprinkle a touch of cayenne pepper or paprika on top of the hollandaise for a dash of color and extra flavor. 

2. Serve the Eggs Florentine immediately, alongside fresh fruit or crispy hash browns for a complete and satisfying brunch experience. 



Eggs Florentine is a culinary masterpiece that combines the richness of poached eggs, the freshness of sautéed spinach, and the velvety elegance of hollandaise sauce. This classic dish is perfect for indulgent weekend brunches, special occasions, or whenever you're in the mood for a luxurious and satisfying meal. With a little practice, you'll master the art of poaching eggs and crafting a hollandaise sauce that ties everything together.

Enjoy the symphony of flavors and textures in each delightful bite of this iconic brunch favorite! 



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