Breakfast

Almost Stress Free Eggs Benedict

Yesterday was a lazy Sunday and I made our favorite breakfast, Eggs Benedict.  I always have the ingredients on hand because I use a mix.

Cheating?  Maybe.  Practical?  Very.  I’ve eaten Eggs Benedict in many restaurants and this hollandaise sauce is as good as most I’ve tried, much better than some.  Its creamy and smooth in texture and taste.  The trick is to “doctor” things (as my mother would say).  I doctor the mix with lemon juice and real butter.  I use whatever lemon juice I have on hand.  If I have fresh lemons I use them but reconstituted works just as well.

Eggs Benedict takes some coordination.  You need to have three components come off at once.  The english muffin & ham, the eggs, and the sauce.  This is how I do it.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Butter muffins and place a piece of quality deli ham on each slice.    You’re going to put the muffins in the oven when you put the eggs in the water.
  • Boil 1″ water in large fry pan.
  • I like silicone poaching cups.  Spray them with nonstick spray
  • In a small saucepan combine 1 cup milk, hollandaise sauce, 1/4 C butter and 1 T lemon juice

Now get ready to move fast!

  • Once the water is boiling put the muffins in the oven and the poaching cups in the water.  Break eggs carefully into the cups and cover pan.  (Its important to leave cover on for the entire cooking time.) Leave heat on high.  Set timer for 5 minutes for over-easy consistency eggs.
  • Turn your attention to the sauce.  Wisk on high heat, stirring constantly until butter melts and mixture boils.  Turn to simmer and continue to wisk for 1 minute.  Take sauce off the heat source.
  • When timer goes off (after 5 min.)  take eggs off heat source, quickly remove muffins from oven, place on plates, slide eggs onto the muffins, top with sauce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful, Elegant Sunday Breakfast

We’re going to put the Deck Refinisher on the two front decks today.  It brings back the color to the wood after cleaning it and it neutralizes the soap we applied on Saturday and Sunday.  It is a bit smoky outside today.  There are several fires around Oregon and some of the smoke has drifted into our area.

I know people around Houston have more than Eggs Benedict to worry about today.  My prayers are with them and the brave rescue workers.  I pray also for the many displaced animals.  Please consider a donation to The Salvation Army today.  They are always there in a disaster to help.  No questions asked, no forms for to fill out.  Their website is:

give.salvationarmyusa.org

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