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Poached Eggs with Spinach and Hollandaise Sauce

If you want to create a delicious breakfast that will make you feel like you’re dining in a five-star restaurant, I have the perfect recipe for you to try. Poached eggs on english muffins with spinach, hollandaise sauce, and grilled tomatoes make for a delicious morning meal.

The best part is that it’s really easy to make. Let me show you how to do it.


  • 2 English Muffins
  • 2 Eggs (for poaching)
  • 1 tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 4 Egg Yolks (for the sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Fresh Spinach Leaves
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • 2 Tomatoes (Cut into halves)
  • Olive Oil

How to Make Perfectly Poached Eggs

Poached eggs are a classic breakfast staple, but they can be intimidating for novice cooks. After all, it can be difficult to make poached eggs, but never fear — with these simple tips, you’ll have delicious, perfectly-poached eggs in no time!

Gather Your Supplies

To get started, you’ll need a pot of water and some eggs. If you have white vinegar on hand (which I highly recommend), add a tablespoon of that to the pot of boiling water. White vinegar helps keep the egg whites together while they cook.

Crack Open The Egg and Drop It In

Once your water is at a rolling boil, crack open your egg and let it slide into the boiling liquid using either your finger or your slotted spoon/poacher. Be careful not to break the yolk—you want it to stay intact during this process! Once you’ve dropped in your egg, turn down the heat until it’s just simmering. Simmer for about 3 minutes before turning off the heat completely. Let sit for 4 minutes or until done to your liking.

Scoop Out Your Perfectly Poached Egg

When your timer goes off, take out your poached egg with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain off any excess moisture. Now you have a perfect poached egg ready for devouring, but wait! There’s more…

Get Saucy! How to Make the Perfect Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise sauce is a classic French-style sauce that can be used to bring an extra bit of flavor and sophistication to any dish. It’s creamy, buttery, and tangy all at once, and it pairs perfectly with so many different meals. Best of all, it’s surprisingly easy to make! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can whip up your own hollandaise sauce in no time.

Step 1: Gather Your Ingredients

Before you get started, make sure you have all the ingredients you need. You will need 4 egg yolks (room temperature), 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice or white vinegar, 1/2 cup melted butter (unsalted), 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and a few dashes of cayenne pepper (optional).

Step 2: Separate the Egg Yolks

Carefully separate the egg yolks from the whites into a bowl without breaking them. If you break one of the yolks, discard it and try again with another egg. Once all four yolks are safely separated from their whites, set them aside until they reach room temperature.

Step 3: Heat & Whisk The Egg Yolks

Then place the bowl containing your egg yolks over a pot filled with one inch of water over low heat. Make sure that your bowl is not touching the water! Whisk the egg yolks vigorously until they become pale yellow in color and double in volume—this should take about five minutes. Then remove the bowl from its heat source and set aside for later use.

Step 4: Melt The Butter & Add To Egg Yolk Mixture

Place your melted butter in a small saucepan over low heat until it reaches 130 degrees Fahrenheit (use a cooking thermometer to check). Once it has reached this temperature, slowly add it to your egg yolk mixture while whisking continuously until fully incorporated. Add in your lemon juice or vinegar along with any optional seasonings like cayenne pepper or salt as desired. Continue whisking until everything is combined together into one even mixture. Your hollandaise sauce is ready to serve!

Making hollandaise sauce may sound intimidating but trust us—it’s easier than you think! With these simple steps outlined above, you can whip up this silky French-style sauce in no time at all for an impressive addition to any meal.

Steam Your Spinach – Poached Eggs Topper

Opting to steam your spinach is a smart choice; it’s one of the healthiest ways to enjoy the vegetable, plus you don’t have to stand over a hot stove!

  • To steam spinach to perfection, start by washing your leaves until all dirt and grit have been removed.
  • Pop them into a steamer basket set over boiling water, top with a lid and let the process work its magic.
  • Once the spinach changes color slightly, it means they’re done.
  • The steamed spinach is packed with flavor yet retains its nutritional properties.

Luscious Tomatoes

There’s something tantalizingly delicious and yet deceptively simple about grilled tomato halves.

  • To start, you’ll need a few ripe tomatoes, heat source of your choice (grill or broiler), and whatever spices you like.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half and place them face-down on the grated surface.
  • Then, take some time to savor their earthy aroma as they cook for about five minutes!
  • Optionally, add a dash of salt and freshly chopped herbs before taking them off the grill.

Enjoy this grill party favorite alone or with a side dish – there’s no wrong way to enjoy it! A plate of smoky, tangy grilled tomato halves is certain to please everyone at the table.

English Muffins

Grill or toast your English Muffins. (Spread butter on top, if desired.) This is your poached eggs base.

Serving Your Perfectly Poached Eggs

Place the English muffins on your plate, top with drained, steamed spinach, add the poached eggs on top of that, over that pour on the hollandaise sauce, sprinkle chopped chives or parsley as a garnish. Tomatoes on the side and garnish as desired.

For nutrition information on eggs, check this out.

I hope you enjoy your poached eggs!

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