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Thursday, April 12, 2012

National Eggs Benedict Day...

 
National Eggs Benedict Day will be celebrated on April 16th this year . In honor of this classic I decide to make this delicious breakfast dish for our supper tonight.  Lightly toasted English muffins, Canadian bacon and poached eggs all topped off with a creamy smooth, buttery Hollandaise Sauce.   From start to finish this dish is simple and quick.  It is basically an assembled dish with the Hollandaise Sauce being the only thing that took a few minutes.  I used Ina Garten's recipe for the creamy sauce and as usual her recipe did not let me down.

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks)
  • 4 extra-large egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pinches of cayenne pepper

Directions

Melt the butter in a small sauce pan. Place the egg yolks, lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 3/4 teaspoon pepper and cayenne in the jar of a blender. Blend for 15 seconds. With the blender running, slowly pour the hot butter into the blender and blend for 30 seconds, until the sauce is thick. (You can leave it in the blender at room temperature for up to 1 hour. If it is made in advance, add 1 tablespoon hot tap water and blend for a few seconds before serving.)

Take a gander at the gorgeous orange yolk from my farm eggs.


27 comments:

  1. Yum! I will have to make this on the weekend - when I have time to make English Muffins.

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  2. Mmm, my favorite. But I use smoked salmon instead of the bacon/ham.

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  3. Beautiful! And I'm sure it tastes delicious too!

    ~Chris

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  4. YUMMY ! Looks soo good ! Thanks for sharing and using Canadian bacon eh ! lol I am Canadian "smile" . Have a good day!

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  5. Wow! My mouth is watering. I need Canadian bacon! And that yolk looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  6. Om my...
    That looks and sounds delicious.
    This post transported me to Brennan's.

    Yum,

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  7. Oooo, eggs bene is my favorite, It makes me feel like I'm a member of the "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" LOL!!! Feel free to invite me over any time for this delicious dish! Next week maybe . . . when we're on vacation! LOL!!!

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  8. Una delicia se plato,ummmm!!!Magnífica idea,anoto la receta!!
    Un Besote

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  9. Who knew they had a day for this!?!? I think EB is my favourite luxury breakfast and yours look truly luxurious!

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  10. Lovely photos! I’m another one who has it with smoked salmon rather than bacon. Your post reminds me I haven’t made it for a while-must remedy that soon now!

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  11. Love these eggs!!!!
    What a beautiful new blog look...

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  12. That looks wonderful and the color of the eggs is beautiful:@)

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  13. Oh yum my favorite, that looks really good.

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  14. Oh my! Looks delicious and your photography is outstanding!

    Carol

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  15. Yum! We're just returned from a tip top Toronto (to see the Red Sox get beat - drat!) and our hosts made us Eggs benedict for breakfast one morning ... they were delish! Yours look wonderful also!

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  16. I really think your photographs are amazing. I think that would be a yummy dinner. I am so glad you have somewhere to get fresh eggs.
    Don't you just love kosher salt?
    I made Pioneer Woman's rosemary rolls that you bake in a skillet, and I used kosher salt instead of sea salt and they are just the best things in the world.
    Thanks so much for the tip about my dashboard. You really did save my life. Well at least my blogging one. :)

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  17. I can taste the egg yolk through the screen!

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  18. What fantastic looking eggs - eggs benedict is my favourite egg dish of all time!

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  19. INCREDIBLE PICTURE!!! and such a lovely recipe - LOVE eggs benedict!!
    Mary x

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  20. Oh how I adore eggs benedict. I looks so yummy
    Cathy

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  21. This looks incredible! I still haven't tried making hollandaise, but Ina's recipe is the one I've saved to try. You are making me hungry with this and the peppermint patties both!

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  22. I would have loved to celebrate, that looks so good!

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  23. Yum! Looks amazing! Lovely photos!

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  24. Looking at your blog makes me hungry. You should cook for a living.

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  25. Since you love eggs, you might like this great collection of "eggy" recipes. Food on Friday Eggs

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