Poached free range egg, wilted spinach, crispy Parma ham, hollandaise sauce.
Prep time 30 minutes
Ingredients For the Hollandaise sauce
100g butter, cut into cubes
2 free-range egg yolks
½ tbsp. cold water
½ tbsp. lemon juice
½ tbsp. white wine vinegar reduction
½ tsp English mustard
Ingredients For the Eggs Florentine
2 English muffins, split in half horizontally, buttered
2 large handfuls baby spinach, wilted
4 free-range eggs, poached
Ingredients For Garnish
80g Parma ham or serrano ham
Few black truffle shavings
Preheat the grill to medium.
For the hollandaise sauce, place 75g of the butter into a small saucepan and melt slowly over a gentle heat. Once melted, remove from the heat and set aside.
Place the egg yolks into a bowl, set over a pan of gently simmering water (take care not to let the bowl touch the water) and beat until pale and thickened. Add the water, lemon juice, salt and freshly ground black pepper to the egg yolks and beat for another 30 seconds.
For the dried Parma ham, bake Parma ham at low temperature at around 90°C for 2 hours or until crispy in the oven.
Add half of the remaining butter to the egg mixture in the bowl and stir for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat and beat in the rest of the butter.
Slowly pour in the melted butter, whisking constantly, until the sauce reaches the consistency of double cream. Season to taste with lemon juice, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Keep the sauce warm by resting the bowl in a pan of lukewarm water.
Place the buttered muffins onto a baking tray. Arrange the wilted spinach on top of the muffins, top with the poached eggs and pour the hollandaise sauce over the top. Place the tray under the preheated grill for 1-2 minutes, or until the top is bubbling and just turning golden-brown.
Transfer the eggs Florentine onto two serving plates and garnish with the dried Parma ham and black truffle.