Eggs Florentine Casserole Tips
What is the difference between eggs Benedict and eggs Florentine?
As the most basic level, eggs Florentine contains spinach and eggs Benedict does not. Eggs Benedict
, an American brunch classic, is an English muffin topped with ham and poached eggs and then finished with a rich hollandaise sauce. Many people assume that eggs Florentine is a vegetarian variation of eggs Benedict, but eggs Florentine actually predates eggs Benedict. The earliest versions of eggs Florentine used Mornay, a creamy cheese sauce that's related to béchamel (here's an overview of the classic French sauces
). However, the standard modern eggs Florentine recipe is a muffin topped with sliced tomato, sautéed or steamed spinach, a poached egg and hollandaise sauce.
How long is leftover egg casserole good for?
Refrigerate any leftover egg casserole within 2 hours. You can keep an egg-based casserole in the refrigerator for up to 3 or 4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. (Here's how long other foods last in the fridge
How do you know if an egg casserole is done?
Egg casseroles and quiches usually cook for 30 to 40 minutes and should reach an internal temperature of at least 160°. For an easy way to test for doneness, insert a knife close to the center of the casserole. If the knife comes out clean, the casserole is done.Research contributed by Hazel Wheaton, Taste of Home Books Editor