Smarter eggs florentine
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Photo, Sian Richards.
Use vitamin-K-filled spinach and omega-3-rich salmon instead of ham or bacon, and spoon our heathy hollandaise overtop (the secret ingredient: yogurt!).
- For hollandaise: Fill a pot with water and bring to a simmer over medium. Whisk egg yolks with yogurt, butter, mustard, lemon zest and salt in a heatproof bowl wide enough to cover the pot completely. Place bowl over simmering water. Cook, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens and yolks are cooked, 7 min. Remove bowl from heat and set aside.
- For eggs florentine: Add vinegar to simmering water. Crack an egg into a small dish. Holding the dish close to the surface of the water, slip egg into water. Repeat with remaining eggs (up to 4 per batch). Simmer, uncovered, until whites are set and yolks are done as you like, 3 to 4 min for runny yolks. Using a slotted spoon, remove eggs 1 at a time and dab whites all over with paper towel to absorb excess water.
- HEAT a very large non-stick frying pan over medium. Add 1 1/2 tsp olive oil, then half of your spinach. Cook, stirring frequently, until spinach wilts, 1 to 2 min. Remove to a large bowl. Repeat with remaining 1 1/2 tsp olive oil and second half of spinach. Set aside.
- TOAST English muffins. Place half on each plate. Divide smoked salmon between 4 halves, then top with spinach and poached eggs. Whisk hollandaise, then spoon over each egg. Season with fresh pepper. Sprinkle with chives.
Nutrition (per serving)
- 21 g,
- 20 g,
- 17 g,
- 5 g,
- 784 mg.
- Excellent source of
- Vitamin B6