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Speedy Spicy Eggs Florentine

Looking to start your day with a breakfast that’s high in protein, but not feeling like meat? Spicy Eggs Florentine! It sounds so exotic (i.e. difficult to make!) but in only 25 minutes you’ve got a hearty nutritious breakfast. This recipe makes 1 healthy serving, or 2 servings for lighter eaters.

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  • 1.Melt butter in pan and sauté shallot until soft but not brown, about 4 minutes.
  • 2.Add spinach, season with sea salt and pepper and sauté until wilted, about 2-3 minutes.
  • 3.Add vinegar to small pot of water and bring to boil. Lower to simmer and break eggs into water until poached, about 4 minutes.
  • 4.Combine crème fraiche, lemon juice and cayenne in small bowl.
  • 5.Toast and butter English muffin.
  • 6.Place mound of spinach on top of each muffin.
  • 7.Using a slotted spoon, remove eggs and place on top of spinach. (Use paper towel to blot excess water.)
  • 8.Dollop crème fraiche mixture on top of eggs.
  • 9.Grind pepper on top and dust with a sprinkling of paprika, for the pure beauty of the color.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Large shallot, minced
  • Bag of baby spinach
  • Fine sea salt and organic ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup crème fraiche
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon organic ground cayenne
  • Dash of organic ground paprika
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • Small pot of water
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 English muffins
  • Butter, to spread on toasted English muffins