Go out for brunch or brunch at home?
Brunch at home won hands down and so it was declared….We shall have Eggs Benedict! Two Ways!
Works for me.
This was also a chance to cook with my kid, who I adore and am inspired by on so many levels. Her 2012 #1 resolution was “to learn how to cook and enjoy doing it.”
To date her What’s for Dinner, Jr. album on fb has 99 food related pictures reflecting her vegetarian & healthy choices mingled with amazing muffins & cookies. I hope she’ll guest post for me some day soon!
Eggs Benedict Two Ways
Eggs Benedict gives you so many options:
- choice of bread or other platform ingredient
- a favorite protein or veggie middle
- a gorgeous egg cooked your way
- all topped off with a splendid sauce
We stayed fairly true to the original version using an English Muffin, in our case crisp bacon (option #1) or homemade crab cake (option #2), topped with a poached egg, and finished with Hollandaise sauce.
For the Hollandaise Sauce
While I have made Hollandaise many times before (some that turned out great and others that turned out to be scrambled eggs) this would be the first time for my daughter.
And so I recommended to her and I do to you as well, gather all ingredients and have them ready. Once you get started it happens quickly.
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 Tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup melted butter
- 2 Tablespoons hot water
- Pinch cayenne pepper and salt
Bring water to boil in small saucepan then reduce to lowest setting (not simmering). Whisk egg yolks and lemon juice in small stainless steel bowl until thickened and light yellow in color. Then place bowl over saucepan and continue to whisk egg yolks briskly while pouring in a slow stream of the melted butter. Add the 2 Tbl. hot water and whisk until nice and thick. Remove from heat stir in cayenne & salt. Serve immediately (keeping warm can be tricky – but if you need to, do so slowly over hot water bath).
Are you a fig lover like me? I’d love for you to comment below with ideas on how you use this gorgeous fruit. Your feedback is so important to me (and keeps the summer vibes alive).
All my best,