I have seen eggs benedict on menus before but I have never had them and I was wondering what they were. This weekend I decided to try making them. Eggs benedict are poached eggs on an English muffin with ham or bacon and covered in a hollandaise sauce. A poached egg is an egg that is cooked by simmering it in water. Making the eggs benedict was a bit challenging. You want everything to come together at the same time so that it is all still warm when you eat it. Making the hollandaise sauce its a bit tricky as well. This time my hollandaise sauce did not turn out as thick as it did the last time but it still tasted good so that was not a problem. Cooking the poached eggs was kind of fun. The eggs benedict turned out pretty good. I really liked the way the runny yolk combined with the lemony hollandaise sauce and ran all over everything. Although the eggs benedict were a bit more work than most breakfasts I will be making them again. Next I will have to look into eggs florentine.
- 1 English Muffin (cut in half and toasted lightly)
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices ham
- 4 tablespoons Hollandaise Sauce (made with a touch of cayenne pepper, optional)
- Fill a large pot with water and bring to a simmer.
- Swirl the water with a spoon to form a "whirl pool".
- Crack the egg and drop it into the water.
- Let the egg cook in the water for 2 to 3 minutes.
- Remove the egg from the water with a spoon.
- Place the ham on the English muffin and top with the poached egg and Hollandaise sauce.