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Best Eggs Benedict

Introduction:

Elevate your breakfast game with our rendition of the Best Eggs Benedict! Imagine perfectly poached eggs resting atop crisp English muffins, embraced by layers of Canadian bacon, all crowned with a luscious blanket of hollandaise sauce. This classic brunch favorite is a symphony of flavors and textures that promises to make every morning special. Let the brunch feast begin!

Why We Love This Recipe:

Perfectly Poached Eggs: Achieve that ideal runny yolk and tender whites.

Canadian Bacon Bliss: A savory touch that complements the richness of the eggs.

Luxurious Hollandaise: Silky and tangy, the crowning glory of the brunch table.

Ingredients:

For the Hollandaise Sauce:

  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • Salt and cayenne pepper to taste

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For the Eggs Benedict:

  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 8 slices Canadian bacon
  • 8 large eggs
  • Chopped fresh chives for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

For the Hollandaise Sauce:

  1. In a heatproof bowl, whisk together egg yolks, water, and lemon juice.
  2. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water (double boiler) and whisk continuously until the mixture thickens.
  3. Slowly drizzle in the melted butter, whisking constantly until the sauce is smooth and velvety.
  4. Season with salt and cayenne pepper to taste. Keep warm.

For the Eggs Benedict:

  1. Poach the eggs to your desired doneness. (Pro tip: Add a splash of vinegar to the poaching water for firmer egg whites.)
  2. While the eggs are poaching, heat the Canadian bacon in a skillet until warmed through.
  3. Place toasted English muffin halves on a plate. Top each half with a slice of Canadian bacon.
  4. Carefully place a poached egg on top of each bacon-covered muffin half.
  5. Spoon a generous amount of hollandaise sauce over each poached egg.
  6. Garnish with chopped fresh chives if desired.
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy the brunch perfection!

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Notes:

  • Ensure the egg yolks reach a safe temperature during the hollandaise sauce preparation.
  • Experiment with toppings like smoked salmon, spinach, or avocado for a personalized twist.

FAQs:

Q: Can I make the hollandaise sauce ahead of time?

A: It’s best served fresh, but you can keep it warm in a thermos for a short period.

Q: Can I use regular bacon instead of Canadian bacon?

A: Certainly! Choose your favorite bacon variety for a unique twist on the classic.

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