Cooking with Love

with Gianna Conte (Jan)

Cooking with Love

with Gianna Conte (Jan)

Eggs Benedict Florentine

Depending on how many guests you are having, my rule is 1 per person if I am having more food items.

Shop for all your ingredients first. Make sure your blender is working....(Hollandaise sauce recipe to follow)

Recipe for 12:

1 dozen (12) large eggs

2 TBS white vinegar

12 slices Canadian bacon

6 English muffins, split and toasted lightly

Sauteed fresh spinach

Directions:

In a large pot of water(with added vinegar) that has been brought to a rolling boil, carefully crack one egg at a time in small bowl. Add to boiling water and with your spatula, guide the egg and cover with white for one minute. Use a spider paddle to remove egg and drain water. Place egg onto your folded paper towel to dry excess water.

Warm slices of Canadian bacon in frying pan with a little butter making sure to coat both sides.

Remove the bacon and place spinach leaves in drippings, just enough to coat the leaves and add a little salt and pepper.

Hollandaise Sauce:

3 large eggs yolks

1/4 tsp Dijon mustard

1/4 tsp salt

Pinch of black pepper

1-2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Dash of tobasco sauce (opp)

1/2 cup melted unsalted butter

In blender container, combine yolks, mustard, lemon juice and tobasco sauce. Cover, and blend for only 5 seconds.

Melt unsalted butter in microwave for one minute until completely melted and hot.

Set blender on high speed, pour melted butter into egg mixture in a thin stream. You'll see it thicken immediately. Keep sauce warm by placing blender container in hot tap water.

This is the tricky part:

When all your guests arrive, start having them help themselves to beverages. You get into that kitchen and start arranging these lucious egg benedicts. On a large platter, arrange the toasted buttered English muffin halves, poached eggs, a few leaves of sauteed spinach. Top all off with the rich Hollandaise Sauce. You can sprinkle paprika and chopped chives on top of hollandaise sauce.

Serve immediately!!