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Easy Eggs Florentine with Baby Spinach and Goat Cheese

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When you don't have time to whip up hollandaise and poach eggs -- make this shortcut version of eggs florentine.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, April 2008

Ingredients

  • 4 slices (1 inch thick) sourdough bread
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup crumbled fresh goat cheese (3 ounces)
  • 4 large eggs

Directions

  1. Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. Place bread on a baking sheet, and brush both sides with 2 tablespoons oil. Season with salt and pepper. Broil until golden, 1 to 3 minutes per side; set aside.

  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium. Add scallions and as much spinach as will fit; season with salt and pepper. Cook until wilted, tossing and adding more spinach as room becomes available, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain off excess liquid; mix in goat cheese. Transfer to a bowl; cover to keep warm. Set aside.

  3. Wipe out skillet; heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil over medium. Gently crack eggs into skillet; season with salt and pepper. Cook until whites are almost set, about 1 minute. Cover, and remove from heat; let stand until whites are set but yolks are still soft, about 3 minutes.

  4. Top each piece of toast with spinach mixture and 1 egg; serve immediately.

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  • Preciousring
    23 FEB, 2015
    So delicious and it's a quick recipe. I didn't have goat cheese, i used mozzarella instead and it was good too!
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  • Excon55
    1 APR, 2014
    Thanks for the arugula alert in a recipe without a hint of the stuff.
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  • terence meehan
    4 DEC, 2013
    Quick and delicious.
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  • Jessica Journey
    27 JUN, 2012
    Delicious, nutritious, and healthy. Highly recommended!
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  • katielicht
    17 MAR, 2010
    this was super delicious and so easy too. i'm a big fan of breakfast for dinner and this is definitely hearty enough for dinner.
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  • nabrophy
    5 MAR, 2009
    Absolutely delicious! The eggs came out perfect and it was so easy! Also, I've tried this on a toasted whole wheat bagel and it was fantastic. This is a repeat, repeat recipe.
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  • nabrophy
    5 MAR, 2009
    Absolutely delicious! The eggs came out perfect and it was so easy! Also, I've tried this on a toasted whole wheat bagel and it was fantastic. This is a repeat, repeat recipe.
    Reply
  • cooking4six
    4 MAY, 2008
    Made this today, it was a HUGE hit. In fact, I didn't make enough and my family was pretty miffed that there weren't more for seconds. I wasn't sure how well it would go over so I didn't want to overbuy - my mistake. Even my picky 11 year old who normally turns his nose up to warm "greens" loved it! I'm headed to the store to buy more spinach and scallions to make a second batch for breakfast tomorrow! I served strawberries the side too!
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