Paleo diet

Eggs Benedict Florentine

2 teaspoons oil or cooking fat of choice

ВЅ cup sliced onions

4 cups fresh spinach

2 teaspoons minced garlic

Вј teaspoon ground nutmeg

4 slices Canadian bacon (or 8 bacon strips)

4 large eggs (the freshest you can find!)

2 tablespoons white vinegar

Hollandaise Sauce (see recipe)

Minced fresh chives, for garnish

Paprika or cayenne pepper, for garnish

  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a medium-size skillet that is already hot. Add the onions and sautГ© until just translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the spinach, garlic and nutmeg, mix well, and cook until the spinach is wilted and bright green. Remove the spinach mixture to a large plate and cover to keep warm.
  2. To the skillet in which you cooked the spinach, add the Canadian bacon and cook over medium heat until heated through. Cover and keep warm.
  3. Fill a large saucepan with 2 to 3 inches of water, place over medium-high heat, and heat to just under a simmer (160°F to 170°F). If your water starts boiling, simply reduce the heat. You’ll want to see bubbles on the bottom of the saucepan, maybe one or two coming to the surface every now and then, but you don’t want the water to boil.
  4. Meanwhile, crack the eggs into separate small bowls or ramekins.
  5. Once the water is hot, stir in the vinegar. Using a spatula or whisk, stir the hot water to make a sort of vortex in the middle of the saucepan. Gently submerge one edge of a bowl containing 1 egg in the center of the vortex of hot water and carefully let the egg slide out. Using the spatula or a spoon, push some of the egg whites inward to contain things, if necessary. Cook for approximately
    3 to 4 minutes and then remove with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat the process with each of the eggs. To reheat the eggs, simply submerge back in the hot water for a minute before serving.
  6. To assemble, place 2 pieces of Canadian bacon on each of 2 plates and top with some of the spinach. Place 1 poached egg on top of each bed of spinach, and then spoon the Hollandaise Sauce over the top. Garnish with fresh chives and paprika or cayenne pepper,
    if desired, and serve at once.

VARIATIONS: There are plenty of variations you can try here. You can pass on the spinach or add sliced tomato, or you can just have poached eggs with the hollandaise—whatever suits you! If poached eggs don’t work for you, go ahead and make this recipe with fried eggs. It will still be incredibly tasty.