Happy National Eggs Benedict Day

perfection for breakfast

Eggs Benedict is one of my special indulgences. I save it for when I know it will be really, really good. It’s great for a special occasion like a date for breakfast with your love. Add some steamed asparagus and a glass of sauvignon blanc and you have everything you need to start the day perfectly. – Chef Ro

Eggs Benedict 

For the Hollandaise Sauce:
4 egg yolks
½ cup very hot water
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoons salt
1 ½ cups clarified butter

Over medium heat, in the top of a double boiler, add egg yolks, cayenne, salt, and ½ of the water. Stir until mixture reaches the consistency of mayonnaise. Remove from heat. Alternating the water and butter, starting with the water, slowly add the remaining hot water and butter, whisking constantly, until gone. Adding more water will thin the sauce, adding more butter will thicken the sauce. The sauce will get thicker the longer it sits. Keep the sauce warm until ready to serve.

For the poached eggs:
2 large fresh eggs
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

Fill a large saucepan with 3 inches of water. Bring water to a gentle simmer, then add the vinegar. Carefully break eggs into simmering water. Cook for about 3 minutes. Yolks should still be soft in center. Remove eggs from water with a slotted spoon and gently place them on a plate. Keep eggs warm until serving.

Putting it all together:
2 pieces Canadian bacon
1 English muffin
Softened butter, for spreading on English muffin
1 tablespoon chopped chives

Brown the Canadian bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat and toast the English muffins.

Spread toasted muffins with softened butter, and top each muffin half with a slice of bacon and one poached egg. Drizzle with Hollandaise sauce and sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately.

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About Chef Ro

I am executive chef of Barcellona Bites, a boutique catering and personal chef service in Folsom, CA. I am also a wife, mom of two college-aged daughters in the Pacific Northwest, yogi and animal lover. Please LIKE my facebook page for tasty recipes, helpful information and kitchen, cooking and lifestyle tips. www.facebook.com/barcellonabites
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2 Responses to Happy National Eggs Benedict Day

  1. Eggs benedict is one of my favourite special breakfasts, and your recipe makes the hollandaise sauce so simple I am marking a date to try this out. Thank you!

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