Classic eggs Benedict with wilted spinach

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Classic eggs Benedict with wilted spinach
Classic eggs Benedict with wilted spinach
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Essentials recipe Triple tested: Perfect summer brunch - a muffin topped with wilted spinach, crispy bacon and a soft poached egg, all drenched in velvety Hollandaise. Heaven! Brought to you by Essentials magazine


  • 1 quantity Hollandaise sauce
  • 300g young leaf spinach
  • 25g butter
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
  • 4 organic free-range egges
  • 4 white English muffins, halved and toasted

Make the sauce the day before - store in the fridge and reheat in a bowl over barely simmering water.


  1. Make the Hollandaise sauce and keep warm over a pan of hot water. Meanwhile, heat the grill until hot. Heat a large pan, add the spinach and cook until wilted. Transfer to a colander and squeeze out any excess water. Season well, add a knob of butter and set aside.
  2. Grill the bacon until crisp. Meanwhile, poach the eggs in boiling salted water, being careful not to overcook so that the yolk remains runny.
  3. To serve, butter the warm muffins, top each half with spinach and a couple of slices of bacon. Add the poached egg and pour over the Hollandaise sauce. Season and serve immediately.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 680(kcal)
  • Fat 56.0g
  • Saturates 30.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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