Classic Eggs Benedict
This recipe makes 6 servings
|Per serving: about||-|
|total fat||31 g|
|sat. fat||16 g|
- Portion size: 6
The basis of great eggs Benedict is a perfect hollandaise sauce. When making it, keep the water at a bare simmer so that the egg yolks don't scramble.
- 6 slices 6slicesback bacon or peameal bacon
- 3 3English muffinEnglish muffins, split and toasted Poached Eggs:
- 1 tbsp 1tbspwhite vinegar
- 6 6eggeggs Hollandaise Sauce:
- 2/3 cup 2/3cupunsalted butter
- 3 3egg yolkegg yolks
- 4 tsp 4tspcold water
- 2 tsp 2tsplemon juice
- 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
- 1 pinch 1pinchwhite pepper or black pepper
- 1 dash 1dashhot pepper sauce
Hollandaise Sauce: Remove 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the butter; cut into cubes and refrigerate. In saucepan, melt remaining butter over medium heat; skim off foam. Keep warm over low heat.
In heatproof bowl, whisk egg yolks with cold water until light. Place over saucepan of barely simmering water; whisk until eggs are thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
Whisk in butter cubes. Slowly whisk in warm butter. Whisk in lemon juice, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce. If too thick, whisk in a few more drops of water. Keep warm over pan of hot water (off heat).
Poached Eggs: In large saucepan or deep skillet, heat 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 cm) water over medium heat until simmering. Add vinegar. One at a time, crack eggs into custard cup or small bowl; gently slide into simmering water. Reduce heat to low; cook until whites are set and yolks are still soft, about 3 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel–lined tray; keep warm.
Meanwhile, in skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, turning once, until heated through, about 5 minutes.
Place 1 slice bacon on each muffin half; top with poached egg and hollandaise sauce.
Additional information : Variations
Eggs Florentine: Omit bacon. In skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil over medium-high heat; cover and cook 2 pkg (8 oz/227 g each) trimmed spinach until wilted, about 3 minutes. Drain in colander, pressing out moisture. Sprinkle with 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper; coarsely chop. Assemble as directed.
Eggs Neptune: Omit bacon. In skillet, melt 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter over medium-high heat; saut? pkg (200 g each) thawed cooked salad shrimp until heated through, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with 1 tsp (5 mL) lemon juice and pinch salt. Assemble as directed.
Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with Dill: Omit bacon. Substitute 12 slices (about 4 oz/125 g) smoked salmon. Sprinkle each serving with pinch chopped fresh dill.
Source : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2008