Sauteed Spinach & Egg Toast

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  • Ingredients
    HOLLANDAISE (yields ¾ cup):
    3 large EGG yolks
    1/4 cup water
    2 Tbsp. lemon juice
    1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
    1/8 tsp. paprika
    dash pepper
    TOAST:
    1 large EGG
    1 tsp. olive oil
    1/2 package 8 oz. baby spinach
    1 tsp. minced fresh garlic
    1/4 small onion, thinly sliced
    1 thick slice country white bread
    cooking spray

    Yields: 1 serving

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1 recipe
    Nutrition information calculated using 1 Tbsp. Hollandaise sauce

    Calories: 382

    Total fat: 19 g
    Saturated fat: 7 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 8 g

    Cholesterol: 252 mg
    Sodium: 424 mg
    Carbohydrates: 37 g
    Fiber: 7 g
    Sugar: 2 g
    Protein: 17 g
    Vitamin A: 895 mcg
    Vitamin D: 1 mcg
    Folate: 463 mcg
    Choline: 186 mg
    Calcium: 261 mg
    Iron: 10 mg
    Potassium: 131 mg

    This recipe is an excellent source of protein, vitamin A, folate and choline.

Directions

  1. For Hollandaise Sauce, BEAT egg yolks, water and lemon juice in a small saucepan. COOK on very low heat, stirring constantly, until yolk mixture bubbles at edge. STIR in butter, 1 piece at a time, until melted and sauce thickens. STIR in seasonings. REMOVE from heat; SET aside.

  2. Meanwhile, HEAT olive oil in medium size skillet on medium heat. SAUTE spinach, onion and garlic 8 to 10 minutes or until onions are soft.

  3. TOAST bread.

  4. SPRAY a small skillet with cooking spray. FRY egg according to personal preference for doneness.

  5. TOP bread with spinach mixture. PLACE egg on top. SPOON 1 Tbsp. of the Hollandaise Sauce over egg. REFRIGERATE remaining Hollandaise Sauce for another use.

Insider Info

  • Fresh eggs are best for frying or poaching.
  • To FRY an egg, SPRAY small skillet with cooking spray OR ADD 1 tsp. to 2 Tbsp. butter or vegetable oil. HEAT skillet on medium-high heat. SLIP egg into pan and immediately REDUCE heat to low. COOK slowly until white is completely set and yolk begins to thicken. BASTE egg with butter OR TURN over to cook both sides.
  • To POACH an egg, BRING 2 to 3 inches of water to boiling in deep skillet or omelet pan. BREAK cold egg into a custard cup. SLIP egg into water. COOK until whites are completely set and yolk begins to thicken but is not hard, about 3 to 5 minutes. REMOVE carefully with a slotted spoon.
  • A poached egg may be prepared instead of a fried egg to top the toast.