Details

  • Cooking Time: Under 30 mins
  • Cuisine: Other
  • Main Ingredient: Eggs
  • Preparation Time: Under 30 mins
  • Serves: 4+

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
    2-3 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
    4 thick slices of ciabatta bread
    25ml olive oil
    1/2 tsp dried herbs
    400g washed baby spinach leaves

    For the glaze:
    100ml double cream
    4 egg yolks
    100g Port Salut (thinly sliced)
    50g butter
    Sprinkle of ground nutmeg

Method

Crispy granary bruschetta, with poached egg, spinach and a Port Salut glaze - A twist on the classic Eggs Florentine. Serves 4...

A twist on the classic Eggs Florentine

1.Place the slices of ciabatta on a baking sheet, brush with olive oil and season with dried herbs, salt and pepper
2.Place in a hot oven (180⁰C) and bake until crisp and golden brown (approx. 5 mins) then set aside on serving dishes
3.Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add a couple of tablespoons of white wine vinegar
4.Stir with a whisk to start a circular motion in the water and crack in the eggs one at a time, immediately turn down to a simmer - 3-4 minutes for a soft egg, 5-7 minutes for a hard poached egg
5.In a saucepan, bring the cream to the boil and reduce for a few minutes to thicken and then remove from the heat
6.Stir in the Port Salut and the eggs, allowing the cheese to melt
7.In a frying pan, add the butter and the spinach, cover and bring to the boil. When soft and wilted, strain to remove any excess water
8.Season with salt and pepper and spoon an equal amount onto each slice of ciabatta
9.Top with an egg and mask with the cheese and cream mix
10.Place under a hot grill until bubbling and golden brown
11.Garnish with snipped chives and serve

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