Eggs Benny with Spinach + Hollandaise
Why we love it:
- 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 9 ounces Baby Spinach
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Kosher Salt (or more, to taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 8 Eggs (or how many you want to serve)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Black Pepper (or more, to taste)
- 4 English Muffins
- Mixed Fruit
- 11⁄2 cups Unsalted Butter (2 ½ sticks)
- 2 Egg Yolks
- 1 Lemon (2 Tablespoons juice)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- 1 pinch White Pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Dry Mustard
1. PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 350 DEGREES
In a large sauté pan, add the olive oil. Add the spinach, a pinch of salt, and garlic powder. Toss with tongs until just barely wilted. Turn off heat and let it sit until needed.
Next, prepare the eggs. Add 1 Tablespoon water into each cup you’ll be using of a 12-cup muffin tin (i.e.. 8 eggs? Only fill 8 cups). Crack an egg into each and add a pinch of salt and pepper if desired. Place carefully in the oven and bake until the whites are set and the yolks are cooked to the desired runniness, 10 to 15 minutes. They will look falsely wet because of the water, so be sure to check the whites and yolk specifically, not the overall look of each cup.
Carefully and gently, tilt the muffin tin over the sink to let a little water drain out. Run a butter knife around each egg until it pops out.
4. ENGLISH MUFFINS
Slice and make a salad.
Melt the butter on the stove or in the microwave until completely hot and just shy of boiling. Warm the blender bowl by filling it with hot water for 30 seconds, then empty it and dry it off. To the blender bowl add the egg yolks, lemon juice, cayenne, salt, white pepper and dry mustard and blend at medium speed. With the blender running, SLOWLY drizzle in the hot melted butter - make the first few teaspoons especially slow, literal drops at a time, then go to a slow stream. As you add butter it will emulsify and look creamy and pale. Turn off when done.
Serve a whole english muffin (2 halves) per plate. Top with a pile of spinach, an egg each, and generously coat with hollandaise. Serve with fruit.