Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday Brunch

Various persons known to me have been taking an interest in my diet, thus I have pleasure in introducing you to Eggs Florentine, which is a variant on the staple New York brunch of Eggs Benedict. it's not easy to get right, despite looking remarkably simple. Everyone has a Benedict recipe - this one is from Delia Smith, and some use Montreal bagels instead of English muffins, but getting it all together at the right time isn't easy. Cooks reckon on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being 'difficult' this dish rates between a 3 and a 4, depending on whether you cheat on the Hollandaise or not. The wilted spinach is underneath and also forms part of the salad - the little Sicilian tomatoes are cut in half and melt in the mouth. This has a slice of cooked ham underneath, the eggs must have perfectly fluffed whites and be runny in the middle - they were -  and a decoration of fried and spiced onion. Perfect? Oh, yeah. Egg McMuffin it ain't.


  1. You had me right up to the "wilted spinach." Gag.
    But I'm inordinately pleased to know that on some arbitrary scale I have managed to master a skill that rates so high. I make perfect Eggs Benedict and I do not cheat on the Hollandaise sauce. As you well know.

  2. Ah, yes. of course. Slow of me. It was perfect that day. But, if you recall, I was un peu distrait. The only cheat today was the cholesterol levels.


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