Egg Benedict

egg benedict

Eggs Benedict is a fancy American breakfast dish that will make your breakfast elegant.This dish is very impressive and delicious;mainly consisting of toasted egg muffins,canadian bacon,poached egg and topped with creamy hollandaise sauce.I gave a little twist by using sautéed fingerling potatoes and smoked salmon.Results are amazing! The sauce is very easy to make and comes out perfect every time.

 

Makes 4 Egg Benedict

Ingredients:

2 cups sliced fingerling potatoes or

2 English muffins sliced in half and toasted

4 eggs
1/4 red onion or green onion thinly diced
Thin slices of smoked salmon,canadian bacon or ham
1 tablespoon white vinegar

oil for sautéing potatoes

Hollandaise sauce(adapted from Simply Recipes):

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup)unsalted butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice ( I used 3,depends how lemony you want it to be)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of cayenne
  • hot boiling water if needed

Directions:
In a small saucepan melt the butter on low heat.(don’t let it boil)
Using a blender mix egg yolks,lemon juice,salt and cayenne.

Blend for about 20-30 seconds.
With blender still working, gradually and slowly add butter.

Blend until all butter is well combined.
The sauce supposed to be lemony, buttery and lightly salted. I added about 1/4 cup of hot water to make it a little thinner.

Bring a water to  a boil in a medium saucepan or pot.Add vinegar. Turn the heat down to low and add the eggs one at a time.Cook for about 3-4 minutes.

Heat oil in a skillet on med-high heat.Season potatoes with salt and add potatoes to the skillet.Sauté until nicely browned.

Arrange sliced smoked salmon,canadian bacon or ham and sautéed potatoes on a serving plate.Sprinkle green onions,place egg on top and pour hollandaise sauce over the egg.Sprinkle with cayenne pepper or paprika.

OR

Place toasted English muffin on a plate. Sprinkle with onions, and add a slice of smoked salmon. Top it with egg and pour hollandaise sauce over the egg. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper or paprika.

egg benedict

Comments

  1. Yum, with salmon-delish.. mmmm……

  2. I will be trying this soon :) Yum!

  3. Yum! This recipe sounds so amazing !!! Especially with smoked salmon!!! Well, you know it’s probably loaded with tons of goodness. I will have to try making this sauce. However, I did make poached eggs the was you explained it. I never knew that adding vinegar makes the eggs perfectly poached! Thanks for the easy directions.

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