Sunday, November 6, 2011
Alfredo Eggs Benedict
Good morning! Day light savings time means I woke up extra early this morning. Here is a recipe for a delicious and easy to make breakfast. I love Eggs Benedict but the traditional hollandaise sauce is unhealthy and time consuming to make. So I have been working on putting together healthy and easy to make recipes for poached eggs. This recipe can be made in 20 minutes. Although I am calling this an Alfredo sauce, it is my healthy version, it has little butter and no heavy cream.
You will need:
2 tablespoons White Vinegar
1 thickly sliced Tomato
1/2 bag fresh Spinach
2 teaspoons Butter
1 teaspoon Flour
1/2 cup Whole Milk
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
Sautee the spinach. Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a pan, add the spinach, stir, cover with a lid and leave on medium low heat.
Make the sauce. Over medium heat melt 1 teaspoon butter, add 1 teaspoon flour. Stir the butter and flour mixing together completely. Add the whole milk and then bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the mixture boils. Then add 3 tablespoons parmesan and stir until it is melted and mixed. Leave on low heat while you poach the eggs.
Poach the eggs. Add 2 inches of water to a frying pan, add 2 tablespoons vinegar and bring to a slow boil. Then crack an egg into a small bowl - make sure the yolk is not broken otherwise this will not work. Once the water has boiled, lower the egg gently into the water. If the egg white spreads out a lot you can pull it together with a spoon. Repeat putting up to 4 eggs in one pan. After 2 minutes carefully make sure the egg is not stuck to the bottom of the pan and roll the egg over. Cook for 3-4 minutes total depending on how runny you like your eggs.
Assemble. Place the tomato on a plate, then put a spoonful of the spinach on top. Remove the eggs from the pan using a slotted spoon and place on top of the spinach and tomato. Finally top off with a spoonful of the Alfredo sauce.
You can get creative with this. Add roasted peppers, mushrooms, toast - whatever you like!