Fake Florentine

After extolling the brilliance of our egg poachers to a friend on banh mi night, I decided to use them this morning with some of the Tatsoi greens and attempt to make some hollandaise sauce for two.  As you can see from the picture – delicious!

Florentine

I had forgotten to butter up the poacher, so the egg stuck a bit, but the result was still yummy.  I quickly sauteed the greens in a bit of olive oil and splashed some lemon juice and salt and pepper and garlic powder on top.  Bittman came to the rescue with a foolproof blender hollandaise sauce (for a small serving: melt 2 tbsp butter in the microvewave, drizzle into 1 egg yolk, a dash of lemon juice and salt whilst using a blender).  I’ve done it on the stovetop before, but this was just so much easier pre-coffee.