Good Morning America Recipes

Emeril's Eggs Florentine and Potato Pancakes

Emeril Lagasse's Delicious Breakfast Recipe

GMA Recipes Brunch
|
Servings:4
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

To get you in the mood for Emeril's Valentine's Day Breakfast In Bed Contest, Emeril Lagasse prepared Eggs Florentine on "Good Morning America."

Ingredients

  • Saut??ed Spinach
  • Crispy Potato Cakes
  • Mornay Sauce, recipe follows
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • Mornay Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch white pepper
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 ounces cheese (such as Swiss, Gruyere or Emmenthale), grated
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 200?? F.

    Prepare the Saut??ed Spinach and keep warm while you prepare the remaining components.

    Prepare the Mornay Sauce and keep warm while you prepare the remaining components. Prepare the Crispy Potato Cakes and keep warm in the oven while you poach the eggs.

    To poach the eggs: Break the eggs into individual saucers or cups. Fill a large skillet halfway with water. Add the vinegar and salt, and bring to a boil.

    Pour eggs into water, cover the skillet, and remove from the heat. Allow to sit 4 to 5 minutes.

    When the eggs are ready, divide the potato cakes evenly between 4 dinner plates and top each with some of the Saut??ed Spinach. Remove the eggs from the skillet with a slotted spoon and gently place on top of the spinach and potato pancakes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Ladle some of the Mornay Sauce over the eggs and spinach, garnish with parsley, and serve.

    Mornay Sauce

    In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, until the roux is pale yellow and frothy, about 1 minute. Do not allow the roux to brown.

    Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to whisk until the sauce thickens and comes to a boil, about 2 to 3 minutes.

    Reduce the heat to a simmer and season with the salt, pepper and nutmeg. Allow to simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the cheese and whisk until melted. If the sauce seems too thick, thin with a little milk.

    Use sauce immediately or refrigerate, surface covered with plastic wrap, for up to several days in the refrigerator.

    Makes about 2 cups

    Recipe copyright 2006, Emeril Lagasse, Emeril's Food Of Love Productions

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: eggs, cheese, spinach, nutmeg

    Course: Breakfast, Brunch


    Other Recipes That You Might Like
    Emeril's Potato Pancakes
    Emeril Lagasse's Crispy Potato Pancakes
    Potato Pancake Breakfast Scramble Sandwich
    Mom & Daughter Sandwich Recipe
    Marc Murphy's Jalapeno and Cheddar Potato Pancakes
    An Alternative to a Chanukkah Classic
    Emeril's Warm Potato Salad
    Fast and Easy Potato Salad with Bam!
    Favorite Potato Salad
    Perfect for a Kicked-Up Father's Day Barbecue
    Emeril's Buttermilk Pancakes
    A Quick and Easy Breakfast Basic
    Emeril's Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
    A Sweet Finish to Your Holiday Feast
     
    Foodspotting
    VIDEO: The Ramen Burger
    VIDEO: Rays & Stark Bar in LA employs an expert to help you choose from 20 brands of water.
    VIDEO: Haylee Nelson reveals all the delicious flavors that make up the new "Sunrise Sundae."
    VIDEO: Ladies and Gentlemen... The Crookie
    VIDEO: World, meet The Cronut
    Food Tips: How To...
    Karen's Kitchen
    Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's blog here.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus apple crisp is shown here.
    Karen's Apple Crisp Crunch Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's sweet apple dessert.
    PHOTO: Karen Pickus cherry galette is shown here.
    Karen's Cherry Galette Check out "GMA's" chef/food stylist's recipe for a tasty dessert.
    More Ways To Get GMA
    Connect with GMA
    Social Tools Facebook Twitter Twitter Connect with GMA YouTube RSS