Eggs, No Muffin
RECIPE IDEA: Hard Cooked Eggs Florentine
Don here. Lois wasn’t home so I was on my own for breakfast today, Hard Cooked Eggs Florentine. I like Eggs Benedict so I thought I would try something similar except eliminate the English muffin to comply with the rigors of the South Beach Diet. I took spinach leaves, Canadian bacon, hard-cooked eggs, and an attempt at hollandaise sauce to create this lovely breakfast.
The South Beach Diet by Dr Arthur Agatston, MD had a Mock Hollandaise Sauce recipe which looked tasty and simple. But alas, like all from-scratch Hollandaise Sauce recipes I’ve tried before, I couldn’t stop this one from curdling. The flavor was delightful but it had a few lumps. If you have a Hollandaise Sauce recipe that works every time, please send it to me! Or post your tips on how to make the perfect sauce. I’ll keep trying periodically until I get it right. Most of the time, we just use the packaged mix by Knorr. It’s very tasty and it doesn’t lump.
Read on for the recipe and nutrition information…
- 8 baby spinach leaves
- 4 pieces of Canadian bacon
- 2 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
- Hollandaise Sauce (we use Knorr's mix)
- paprika for garnish
- Warm the serving plates.
- Cook the Knorr's Hollandaise Sauce according to the package and keep it warm.
- Microwave the spinach leaves for about 20 seconds until they just start to wilt.
- Microwave the Canadian bacon slices for about a minute or until you hear them popping and crackling.
- Place the Canadian bacon slices on the warm plate. Arrange the spinach leaves over the Canadian bacon.
- Fan the egg slices on the spinach leaves.
- Spoon 2 teaspoons of Hollandaise Sauce over top.
- Sprinkle with paprika.