Eggs Benedict with Spinach. Eggs Spinedict. When your sauce is nearly all fat, sometimes you have to look other places to make the dish a little better for you – maybe you eliminate the ham and go with fresh spinach and tomatoes. Maybe you don’t and are just as happy.
Eggs Benedict is The Foodie Groom’s most favorite breakfast ever. Ever. It’s a wonderfully delicious way to start the day but I’ve really grown to dislike the chaos of trying to get all the components finished at the same ti-me now that the Foodie Baby has arrived – you can’t let the muffins burn, the baby throw bananas, or the eggs under/over poach. All while standing the stove, whisk whisk whisking away while dodging banana wedges.
I’ve implemented a couple of shortcuts that make it a little easier for us:
- I no longer poach the eggs. They’re beautiful and magically delicious when they’re done correctly but I can still get smiling faces, runny yolks, and breakfast on the table faster and with less stress if I just cook the eggs sunny side up.
- I use the blender for the Hollandaise sauce an alternative to whisking a stream of melted butter, it’s genius really. Forget the extra dishes. Just pull the blender out from under the counter and hit one button. Your arm will thank you. And maybe your blender will, too, for getting to make something other than a margarita!
A lighter, fresher, and quicker Eggs Benedict.
- 2 english muffins, halved
- Cooking spray, olive or vegetable oil
- 4-6 eggs*
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/2 a lemon
- Black pepper
- Red pepper
- 1 medium roma tomato, sliced
- 1 large handful fresh spinach, rinsed and patted dry
- * I use 4 eggs: 2 whole eggs for the Foodie Groom's Eggs Benedict, 2 egg yolks for the sauce, and I eat the remaining two egg whites on my Eggs Spin-edict. There are no leftover whites this way! If you want all 4 servings to have whole eggs, you'll need 6 eggs and will end up with 2 leftover whites.
Yields: 4 servings
Estimated time: 20 minutes
This looks great. You might be interested to know however it already has the name Eggs Florentine!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eggs_Benedict. I quite like Eggs Spinedict though!
@Cat, Ha! My “Learn something new everyday” quota was met early today 🙂 thanks for the info!
I’ve never really been able to get into eggs benedict, though I don’t know why since all t he ingredients are magical. Your version looks amazing though, I might have to give it a try!
I have a serious addiction to hollandaise sauce which is why I avoid it most of the time. If I had a blender full of it in my kitchen…oy. I can’t even think of the consequences.
This sounds absolutely wonderful though! And I love how it’s healthified with the spinach and tomatoes. I’ll take a healthy twist on a classic wherever I can get it these days.
What a tasty and healthy breakfast idea! Sadly, I’ve never had eggs benedict but its one of my husband’s favorites. I’ll have to indulge him sometime and learn to make it through your delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing!
The only breakfast food I truly enjoy is Eggs Benedict…and I prefer it with a crabcake. Eggs Crabenedict?
FYI instead of sunny side up eggs, to get a texture closer to poached eggs but with a technique just as easy as sunny side up you can make basted eggs. what you do is put the eggs in the pan as if to fry them, but then add 2-3 tbsp. of water per egg (don’t drown them though) and then cover and cook until the desired yolk runnyness. so soft like a poached egg without all the hassle.
@liza, Thank you *so* much for the tip – I can’t wait to try it out!
@liza, I really like this tip too!
I have never had an egg benedict but I’ve seen then and now seeing it here and reading your tips realy makes me want to make one.
i’m glad y’all like it! hope it works for you 🙂
That looks like the perfect breakfast! And I love the tablecloth, too.
Love it Shawnda! Beautiful photo!
Eggs benedict is a special breakfast for my mister too. I’ve done it with the spinach, but the addition of tomato as well sounds so good!
love the play on words 🙂 very cute…very good looking dish too! 🙂
Perfect timing! I’ve just got a batch of english muffins out and have almost given up trying to poach the perfect egg and have also resorted to sunny side up 😛 Congrats on getting top 9!
Mmm…I love anything with eggs. And this one’s no exception. Love the different spin on it, too. Spinach and tomatoes are lovely with breakfast. I think it definitely makes you feel all healthiful inside. :-p
This dish looks soo fabulous ! I love egg any time .. any where .. any way 😀
Perfect plating. I love the colors too.