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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

Step 1
Sautee the spinach.  Melt 1 teaspoon butter in a pan, add the spinach, stir, cover with a lid and leave on medium low heat.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
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.

Step 4
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!

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