Kiss your avocado toast goodbye and wave hello to Eggs Florentine!
Brunch. There is something so much more decadent about it than regular breakfast.
Brunch food always seems so much more classy and elegant. But let’s be honest it’s a little overpriced, especially given that we can make it at home for a fraction of the cost. (Mainly because I was sick of paying $15 for avocado toast when loaf of bread and a few avocados don’t cost nearly that much!) Since I'm cheap, ahem, I mean, ...fiscally (somewhat) responsible(?), So, that’s what I started to do.. It is so much easier on your wallet, and there's complaints that you can't find what you're currently craving on the menu.
Now, I do like easy recipes. But I also like different things (move over avocado toast! We've got more fun stuff (and just as easy) on the horizon.
I started with Eggs Florentine. (Sounds fancy, doesn't it?) This recipe involves puff pastry, which is the easiest thing in the world to use. Buy it frozen, turn on your oven and you're pretty much good to go.
Even better, if you are making brunch for a crowd (or just your bestie or significant other) this dish will make them think you spent hours in the kitchen. realty is, it only took 20 minutes! (shh! I won't tell!) Just tell your guests to bring the mimosas and you'll take care of brunch!
- 1 package puff pastry, defrosted
- 4 large eggs
- 1 bundle fresh baby spinach
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 quarter onion, chopped
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
- unroll defrosted puff pastry sheet and cut into 4 squares
- in a large skillet, saute onions in the oil over medium heat
- Add the spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted but still maintains colour. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- After 10 minutes, remove the puff pastry from the oven and with a spoon, push down the centre, so that the edges form a wall
- Spoon the spinach into the centre of the puff pastry. (Try to form a wall with the spinach to keep to eggs in the centre).
- Carefully, break an egg into the spinach.
- Very carefully, place the puff pastries back into the oven for another 10 minutes or until the egg whites are opaque. (The eggs will be cooked but the yolk will be runny.)