- Cayenne pepper (optional)
The Hollandaise sauce :
- 100g or 3 ½ ounces of butter, cut them into cubes
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- salt and pepper
The Eggs Florentine :
- 2 english muffins split, buttered, and toasted
- 2 large steamed baby spinach, a handful amount
- 4 poached eggs
This dish is the healthier version of eggs benedict. Where Benedict incorporates Canadian bacon, Florentine is infused with delicious and healthy spinach. The hollandaise sauce is prepared using a double boiler. This ensures that the sauce is cooked slowly and with deliberation.
The spinach provides vitamin E to your body which is a powerful antioxidant. The eggs serve as a high protein breakfast for those who like to work out and are planning to lose weight.
Calories per serving: 737
Fat: 57 g
Trans fat: 1.5 g
Saturated fat: 29 g
Protein: 25 g
How to Make Eggs Florentine
Recipe for the hollandaise sauce
Recipe for the Eggs Florentine
Did you know, that Eggs Florentine are actually Eggs Benedict with the bacon being substituted by spinach.
It was invented by a retired Wall Street stock broker when he wandered in Waldorf Hotel to find a cure for his hangover in 1894. He ordered buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and a bowl of hollandaise sauce. The matre d’hotel was so impressed by this that he put it in the menu of the hotel, by substituting ham for bacon and English muffin for toast.