Eggs Benedict

One of my favourite breakfasts..

Breakfasts often tend to be the most boring meal of the day, people end up just grabbing something quick on their way out to work leaving their taste-buds disappointed. Eggs Benedict is an amazing recipe to master and have it in your arsenal of show stoppers.

This is the perfect breakfast for the weekend. A rich, creamy sauce with a poached egg, some high-quality smoked bacon or parma ham with a toasted english muffin. It sounds amazing already.

Recipe:

Hollandaise Sauce Recipe:

  • 125g butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • Squeeze of lemon/lime juice
  • Cayenne pepper

Eggs Benedict Recipe (For 1)

  • 1 English Muffin
  • 2 Rashers of Smoked Bacon/Parma Ham
  • 2 Poached Eggs

Instructions:

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over a low-medium heat, skim the solids that rise to the surface and ensure the melted butter stays relatively warm.
  • In a bowl, mix egg yolks, white wine vinegar, salt and 1/2 tbsp of ice cold water together. Whisk for 2-3 minutes and then place the bowl over a saucepan of water just simmering. Continue to whisk nonstop until the mixture begins to look pale and has a thick consistency to it. This should take between 2 and 5 minutes depending on how well you whisk.
  • Take the bowl off the heat, begin to slowly mix in the melted butter incrementally, once it is all combined together you have an almost ready hollandaise sauce. If you think it is too thick, add a small splash of water until you reach your desired consistency. 
  • Last but not least, add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice and a pinch of cayenne pepper, stir once again and your hollandaise sauce is finished.
  • Toast the english muffins, butter them, add your bacon or parma ham, poached egg and generously drizzle your hollandaise sauce over.
  • Serve with cracked black pepper and finely chopped chives (optional).

Finally, the quote. Also feel free to leave any comments or feedback and let me know if there are any recipes you’d like to see!

“Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day.”

Alice Morse Earl

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