29 Jun 2011

Egg Florentine Sandwich

          "Egg Florentine" is a classic dish which ticks all the right boxes especially after a long day's work when you want to relax and have a nice tasty meal. This when coupled with a nice creamy soup, makes a luxurious dinner.

            It can be had for breakfast, brunch - basically any time of the day. The ingredients are very simple, quick to assemble and tastes superb. All the ingredients are nutritious and easy on the pocket too.


             This recipe can be easy transformed into "Egg Benedict" by substituting spinach with ham and topping with white cheese sauce.The whole thing is served on a savoury muffin .... yummy, isn't it!!!!!

             Actually the tomato sauce used in this recipe is home-made which I should have posted earlier. So apologies for that and I will post it in the next couple of days. Usually the eggs are poached but I cooked the eggs in the microwave which took around  30-40 secs.


Florentines take:
Preparation time: 15 mins.
No of servings: 2-3
Spice level: 2

Now for the individual ingredients...
For the wilted spinach :
Fresh baby spinach [washed]: 2 handfuls
Garlic pods [sliced thinly]: 3-4.
Cumin powder: 1/2 tsp.
Ginger powder: 1/2 tsp.
Nutmeg powder: 1/4 tsp.
Salt: to taste.
Water: 1/4 cup [around 75 ml]


1.Heat a non stick pan on medium flame and add the spinach and sliced garlic [no oil needed].
2.Sprinkle the water and cover with lid.
3.After 5 minutes stir the spinach once. Add all the powders and salt.
4.Cover and cook for a couple of minutes.
5.Put off the flame and keep warm.

Note: There would be a certain amount of liquid in the wilted spinach. You can either simmer the spinach without the lid or drain and reserve the liquid. This liquid can be added to any soup or gravy that you would preparing in the next couple of days:)


For the eggs: 
The original version is to poach the eggs - Simmer a pan with 1/4 filled with water with a splash of vinegar or salt. Break the eggs one by one very carefully into the water. Cook for a couple of minutes until the whites are set and the yolks are soft. Remove from water and keep warm.

I had this funny device with which the eggs can be cooked in the microwave. It was basically like shallow flan tins. You just need to add a couple of tablespoons of water, break the egg one in each case and cook for 30- 40 secs until set.


To assemble the florentines:
Garlic bread slices: 2-3
Tomato salsa/ tomato sauce: 3-4 tbsp.
Wilted spinach : 1 cup.
Eggs [poached] : 2-3.
Salt/pepper: to taste.

1.Toast garlic bread as per packet instructions.
2.Spread a tbsp of tomato sauce/ salsa on the garlic bread.
3.Arrange 2 tbsp of wilted spinach on top of the tomato sauce layer.
4.Top with poached egg and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Serve warm.


Note: The garlic bread can be substituted with thick slices of wholemeal bread. For more decadence sprinkle the florentines with grated cheddar cheese and warm in microwave for about a minute until the cheese is just melted.

Sending this to "Cook it Healthy- Proteinicious" , an event by Shobha.


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Enjoy...

Scribbled by Reva

38 comments:

julie said...

Yummy treat with egg..looks delicious!!

An Open Book said...

that looks like one gorgeous breakfast idea

Sobha Shyam said...

wow, the sandwich looks amazing, just love it, simply superb dear, sure to try this out..and thanx a lot for linking it to my event.

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simply.food said...

Very simple and healthy dish.

Saras said...

Adorable click!! Thanks for sharing

Mugdha said...

simple,healthy and delicious dish...:)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious presentation looks wonderful

Suman Singh said...

That looks like a delicious and healthy breakfast..love the shots!!

DD said...

wow this looks yummy!!!

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Loveandcalories said...

As usual! Great photography & the dish looks luxurious!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Hi Reva, did you check my email on hosting the veggi/fruit a month event for July? Are you ready? Please respond me back.

Amritha Kalyani said...

lovely pics. though i dont eat egg, i really liked the presentation and sandwich part :-)

miri goes phishing! said...

reva...that sounds n' looks so yummy....

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Great idea for breakfast...healthy and delicious...excellent clicks...

divya said...

So tempting and delicious dish.. simply inviting dear !!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Amazing looking sandwich. Must have been finished within minutes.

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Priti said...

This is like a perfect b'fast ....looks yum

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy and delicious sandwich... Perfect for breakfast... Lovely clicks...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy , filling and a yummy sandwich

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Delicious and healthy breakfast......

Priya said...

Thats so marvellous and salivating sandwich..

Padhu said...

Looks gorgeous! Nice pics

kaveri said...

Egg Florentine is a real visual treat...must have tasted heavenly

Prathima Rao said...

Makes for a delightful & healthy breakfast!!!!
Prathima Rao

Suja said...

Perfect and healthy breakfast..delicious.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

healthy and perfect breakfast !!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wonderful treat to eyes and stomach,luks so yum...

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Oh wow.. superb clicks.. so very professional...

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ANU said...

Will describe this recipe in one word "Beautifully delicious" :-)

Shanavi said...

perfectly cooked eggs and a healthy breakfast ...yum

Mélange said...

Wow..I agree that you are an awesome cook..Why you know ? to poach an egg like that,you need spl talent..Awesome Recipe !

Plateful said...

Hey Reva, this sounds and looks like an awesome sandwich!

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Perfect shaped eggs & Cooked nice...Looks so tempting..

Ambreen said...

A delicious and healthy sandwich, looks marvelous!

Srivalli said...

That sandwich looks very good..thanks for the entry

thekitchenaffaire said...

Woww.. egg florantine.. Awesome .. I have to try htis.. i love this recipe.. :D Thank you..

Pushpa said...

Delicious sandwich.

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