Florentine Eggs Benedict Bake with Mock Hollandaise Sauce

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Florentine Eggs Benedict
Photo Credit: American Association of Orthodontists

Florentine Eggs Benedict Bake with Mock Hollandaise Sauce recipe courtesy of the American Association of Orthodontists.

Ingredients: Serves 12

Egg Bake

  • ¼ pound unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • 4 whole English muffins (cubed into ½” squares)
  • 6 oz. Canadian bacon
  • 10 oz. fresh spinach
  • 18 large whole eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika

Mock Hollandaise Sauce

  • ½ pound unsalted butter
  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard seed
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 slices fresh melon (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease sides and bottom of 9 x 12 casserole pan with butter, in a small sauce pan, melt the remaining part of the stick. Dust the pan with an even layer of bread crumbs, shaking out any extra. Line the bottom of the pan with the cubed English muffins and drizzle the melted butter over.
  3. Dice the Canadian bacon, and chop the spinach into small pieces. Sauté over medium heat until the spinach is wilted. Set aside to cool.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs. Fold in cooled spinach, bacon mix, salt and pepper, pour over the muffins. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Bake in oven uncovered for 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand until no longer bubbling, 10-15 minutes.
  6. Prepare the sauce by melting ½ pound butter in a medium sauce pan add mustard, cayenne, salt and pepper, lemon juice and mayonnaise. Whisk until creamy.
  7. Cut egg bake in to 12 servings. Drizzle each with sauce and garnish with paprika.
  8. Serve with fresh melon on the side, optional.

 

Posted on WholeFoods Magazine Online, 12/8/2016