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  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 4 slices of your favorite bread
  • 4 eggs
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 70 g butter
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • salt & pepper


  1. Clean the spinach, drain well and chop it with your hands in big parts.
  2. Place a medium pan over high heat, add just a drizzle of olive oil and saute the spinach until wilted.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. Use a deep saucepan to heat the water (medium heat). Once the water has started to simmer, but had not reached the boiling point add the vinegar.
  5. Crack one of your eggs in a cup and carefully pour it in the simmering water.
  6. Depending on the pan, a really soft poached egg should take around 2 minutes and a soft to firm one will need 4 minutes to set.
  7. Repeat the process with the other eggs. When they’re ready, remove them to some kitchen paper to dry off.
  8. Sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  9. Place a dip pan over medium heat and add a little bit of water (2-3 cm).
  10. In another pan add butter and let it melt and get nice and hot.
  11. Once the water, in the dip pan starts getting hot, place the egg yolks in a big glass bowl and put it over the saucepan making sure that the base of the bowl does not touch the water.
  12. Lower the heat to low.
  13. Beat the egg yolks continuously until they double in size and start adding the melted butter, little by little.
  14. Keep mixing while you’re adding the butter so the mixture emulsifies.
  15. Check if the sauce has reached your preferred consistency. I like it on the thinner side, since it starts getting thicker while cooling. 
  16. Once it’s ready, season with salt and pepper.
  17. View the recipe instructions at Mandarina

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