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Eggs Benedict Six Ways

National Eggs Benedict Day is today….hmmm…it seems you love them or just don’t.  Eggs Benedict can be controversial in other ways like poached or fried eggs?  Hollandaise Sauce, zesty or lemony?  You see lot’s of differences in Eggs Benedict, and there is no right or wrong way, just different ways…

Traditionally Eggs Benedict is on a toasted english muffin with Canadian Ham, poached eggs and a smooth hollandaise sauce.  Tradition is always great, but so is mixing it up once-n-awhile.

Lemony Eggs Benedict

My favorite way is with a strong lemony zesty hollandaise sauce (recipe below) with fried eggs.  I also like purchasing a ham steak from the deli and cutting that up for our ham.  No ham? Bacon works great as well!

Steak & Mushroom Eggs Benedict

Ready to treat yourself?  Cook a little filet mignon and some sautéed onions mushrooms and add it to your Eggs Benedict.  We 

Veggie Eggs Benedict

Instead of meat use nice slices of avocado.  Top with shredded carrots and salsa and your hollandaise sauce.  

Crabby Benedict

Crab and asparagus added to your Eggs Benedict is sure to improve anyones mood.

Prosciutto Eggs Benedict

Yum, prosciutto is so delicious. Wrap it in your favorite firmer fish (like Mahi Mahi or Cod) and bake it in the oven.  Add this to your Eggs Benedict instead of ham, the salt from the prosciutto and delicateness of the fish really enhances this dish.  

Lighten Up Eggs Benedict

Made this for our good friend, Hy who I thought would enjoy something a little healthier at the time.  I was wrong.  I loved it, he did not, he wanted the traditional but again no right or wrong way-just different.

Whole wheat english muffins, spinach, turkey & a poached egg.  It get’s really crazy here, instead of traditional hollandaise I heated up some plain greek yogurt with some lemon juice and zest-much quicker and less fat than traditional hollandaise.

Zesty Hollandaise Sauce
6 egg yolks
1/2 lemon & zest
1/2 stick butter, melted
1/2 tsp hot sauce or your favorite spicy seasoning

1/4 tsp garlic salt

1. Everything in its place is KEY. Hollandaise sauce won’t wait for anyone once started.  Have all your other dishes ready to go or someone else working on those.

2. Bring half pot water to boil.

3. Crack just yolk eggs in bowl, need just yolks. Save egg whites for another time.

4. Zest & juice lemon, mix in bowl with melted butter and hot sauce.

5. Place heat safe stainless steel or glass bowl over boiling water. Save yourself some clean up and spray inside with non-stick spray before you start.

6. Whisk in eggs with intention or you will have scrambled eggs, about 7 min total.

7. Whisk in butter mixture for a few min over med low heat, add garlic salt.

8.  If it gets thick whisk in a little hot water.