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Eggs Benedict Florentine

Yield Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 slice bread, 1/2 cup spinach, 1 tablespoon hollandaise, 1 egg)
Early mornings are easier with Eggs Benedict Florentine on the menu for breakfast. Gently poached eggs sit atop sauteed spinach and toasted sourdough bread, and then drizzled with a homemade hollandaise sauce. Eggs Benedict Florentine are just one of the many recipes featured in the CarbLovers Diet Cookbook.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 (5-ounce) container spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 slices (about 1 ounce each) sourdough bread, toasted
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 256
  • fat 14.3 g
  • satfat 4.7 g
  • monofat 4.9 g
  • polyfat 3.6 g
  • protein 11 g
  • carbohydrate 21 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 251 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 471 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; sauté spinach for 3 minutes until wilted. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Arrange toasted sourdough bread on 4 plates; divide spinach among toast slices and set aside. Bring a high-sided skillet filled with 2 inches of water to a simmer; add vinegar. Working one at a time, break each eggs into a ramekin and slide into simmering water. Gently poach 3 minutes; remove with a slotted spoon. Place 1 egg on top of each spinach toast (reserve last egg). In a blender, combine yolk from remaining poached egg (discard white) with mayonnaise, lemon juice, and water; blend until smooth. Add melted butter; blend to combine. Spoon hollandaise over eggs and serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

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