Coddled Eggs Florentine Coddled Eggs Florentine

Author: Canadian Living

Serve with a crusty baguette for a satisfying cold-weather meal.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb spinach trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Mornay Sauce:
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 4 teaspoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch ground pepper
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 8 eggs

Method

Butter shallow 8-cup (2 L) baking dish; set aside.

In Dutch oven and cooking in batches if necessary, heat oil over medium-high heat; cover and cook spinach and salt, stirring once, until wilted, about 1 minute. Spread between clean towel; gently press to absorb liquid.

Mornay Sauce: In small bowl, whisk egg yolk with cream; set aside.

In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; cook flour, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk; cook, whisking, until thickened, 5 minutes. Whisk in 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the Gruyère, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cream mixture until cheese is melted, 1 minute. (Make-ahead: Place plastic wrap on surface; refrigerate for up to 12 hours. Rewarm and stir in up to 2 tbsp/25 mL milk to loosen sauce.)

Spread spinach in dish. With back of spoon, form 8 wells in spinach; break 1 egg into each. Pour sauce over eggs; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven for 15 minutes. Broil until golden and bubbly, 2 to 5 minutes. Let stand for 3 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 389 mg
  • Protein 14 g
  • Calories 237.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Potassium 365 mg
  • Cholesterol 247 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 5 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 49.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 26.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 71.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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