There are many methods of preparing eggs, but eggs Benedict is one of the best breakfast dishes to start your day with and fill you with enough energy until it’s time for lunch. While this dish is notoriously hard to prepare, we have a perfect and easy solution for anyone reluctant to give this recipe a go.
Even though the perfect execution can sometimes be a challenge, especially for people who haven’t tried cooking their eggs this way, our eggs Benedict recipe is easy to master, and you will be showing off your skills to your friends and family in no time.
How to Make Eggs Benedict
If you’re looking for a comprehensive explanation of how are eggs Benedict prepared, this particular recipe might be one of the easiest for people who have no previous experience.
- 4 eggs (plus 2 egg yolks)
- 4 slices of Canadian bacon
- 1 tbsp. of butter
- 1 tbsp. of water
- 1 tbsp. of (fresh) lemon juice
- 2 English muffins
- ¾ tbps. of (kosher) salt
- 1 stick of melted butter
The first step is to poach the eggs. Fill a large pan to about 2-3 inches with water and wait for it to boil. Once it boils, reduce heat to a bare simmer and break the eggs into the pan. It’s important to be extra gentle during this step. Otherwise, the eggs will break entirely. Cook the eggs for about 3 minutes and use a slotted spoon to remove them to a paper towel to drain.
Split the two muffins into four halves. Melt the butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the Canadian bacon and cook it on both sides for about 2 minutes per side. Subsequently, soak the four halves of your muffins in the remaining butter, leave them for about 2 minutes and arrange the bacon on top of the muffins along with the poached eggs.
The hollandaise sauce is what makes eggs Benedict recipes easy to mess up. It’s somewhat of a challenge to make the perfect sauce, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. As long as you closely follow the steps, there shouldn’t be any issues.
Egg yolks, lemon juice, water, and salt should be mixed in a blender until the mixture is frothy. While the blender is running, add in hot melted butter in a thin stream until the mixture is emulsified and thick. The challenge here is to hit the right thickness by adding a perfect amount of butter. If you add too much, the sauce will be too thick. Conversely, the sauce will be insufficiently thick if you don’t add enough butter. With that being said, it’s relatively easy to hit the right thickness if you’re meticulous and careful.
Pour the sauce over eggs and sprinkle with freshly chopped chives. Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.
Additionally, if you’re not keen on cooking this dish yourself, visit our Miami bar and grill, and we will be more than happy to serve you some of the best eggs benedict you’ve ever had for breakfast!
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