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Luxury eggs florentine

Luxury eggs florentineThis classic eggs Florentine is perfect for a laid-back breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Luxury eggs florentine
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Ready in: 30-60 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • Syns per serving:


  • 2 large Portobello mushrooms
  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 baby leeks, thinly sliced
  • 7oz / 198g baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 slices ham, all visible fat removed

For the sauce:

  • 8 tbsp fat-free natural fromage frais
  • 25g reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • Pinch of mustard powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • 200ml hot vegetable stock


  1. Remove the stalks from the mushrooms and place gill-side up on a grill rack. Season lightly, spray with low-calorie cooking spray and cook under the grill for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Spray a pan with Fry Light and place over a medium heat. Add the leeks and stir-fry for about 3 minutes, or until starting to soften. Next, add the spinach and stir. Cover the pan and continue cooking over a moderate heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the spinach has wilted and the leeks are tender. Drain in a sieve, pressing down with the back of a spoon to remove the excess moisture. Return to the pan and season, then add the nutmeg. Cover to keep warm.
  3. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Stir in the vinegar, reduce the heat to a very gentle simmer and carefully break the eggs into the water. Cover the pan and let the eggs poach over a very low heat for about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and carefully transfer the eggs to a large bowl of cold water.
  4. To serve, place each mushroom, stalk side up onto a warmed serving plate. Top with a folded slice of ham, the spinach mixture and a poached egg. Season with black pepper. Serve immediately.

Tip: Eggs stored at room temperature give the best poaching results.

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