Did that stop me?
To make Eggs Benedict, you'll need to assemble the following ingredients: Eggs (natch), Canadian bacon, butter (1 stick cut into thirds), lemon juice, english muffins, and white pepper.
|Starbucks Double Shot is optional, as was the package of |
peanut M&M's I consumed in the making of Eggs Benedict.
First thing you need to do is start water boiling for the eggs. Fill a medium-sized pan halfway full of water, and put that bad boy on high to boil. Once it boils, reduce heat to simmer.
|Just in case you've never boiled water before. |
It's okay. I won't judge.
Crack an egg into a measuring cup, then transfer into the water very gently. I found that putting the egg into a large serving spoon and slipping it into the water that way was effective. Make sure you keep space between your eggs. I only worked with 2 at a time in this pan.
|My egg looks like an angel, no?|
Let the egg simmer for 3-5 minutes. While you're simmering your eggs, you'll need to start your hollandaise sauce. Put an inch or so of water in another pan and set to boil. Set a metal pan over top to use as a double boiler (or, hey, if you have a double boiler, use that). Combine 3 egg yolks, 1 TBSP of water, and 1 TBSP of lemon juice in the double boiler. Add 1/3 of a stick of butter. Whisk until smooth and thick.
|I'd never separated eggs before today, either. Save the |
egg whites for another breakfast...like tomorrow's.
|Make sure your husband points his finger at the mixture.|
It's the secret ingredient.
While the eggs are boiling and the sauce is heating, pop a few pieces of canadian bacon in the microwave, just enough to heat them a little.
|Whisk, whisk, whisk - keep it moving so it thickens but doesn't curdle.|
|No, that is not a curdle, it's the last third of butter melting.|
Pop your english muffins in the toaster. At this point, everything should be about ready to come off of the stove. Place your toasted muffin nooks & cranny-side up, and top with a piece of bacon. Using a large slotted spoon, gently remove 1 egg from the pan and place on top of the bacon. Then, cover the whole thing with a good helping of hollandaise sauce.
|If you're awesome, like me, it'll come out looking like this.|