My husband and I didn’t always agree on food stuffs. He would have described my food choices as fancy (like fruit in salad), weird (like fruit in salad), or unappetizing (like fruit or salad). I would have described his as boring and plain.
There was clearly some hidden potential there because my husband’s idea of the perfect breakfast is homemade Eggs Benedict. And mine is a Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit 🙂
I first had Eggs Benedict at the New Orleans institution, Brennan’s. It was the day after my 21st or 22nd birthday… celebrating in New Orleans being a teeny factor in why I don’t remember exactly. (Hand Grenade, anyone?) Aaaah, the memories… and the lack of. Back to Eggs Benedict.
Super simple. This is how pure heaven stacks up, from the bottom: a toasted English muffin half, a grilled slice of Canadian Bacon, and a poached egg, all topped with Hollandaise Sauce.
No Eggs Benedict is complete without a generous spoonful of rich, velvety hollandaise sauce.
- 3 large egg yolks
- 1 Tbsp water
- 1 1/2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
- Sea salt
- In a heatproof bowl or the top of a double boiler set over a pan of simmering water, whisk egg yolks with water, whisking vigorously, until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice.
- Slowly whisk in melted butter until thickened. Season with salt.
- Serve sauce immediately*, or keep warm over very gently simmering water, whisking occasionally. * Contrary to what I'd previously learned/heard, you can make Hollandaise ahead of time. The Hollandaise from Sunday night's breakfast-for-dinner Eggs Benedict reheated perfectly for Monday morning's breakfast-for-breakfast Eggs Benedict. I stored the sauce in a double-wrapped bowl - plastic wrap pressed to the surface and plastic wrapped covering the top of the bowl. In the morning, I placed the bowl over a double boiler and stirred until warmed and smooth.
Yields: ~1 cup
Estimated time: 10 minutes
Can’t go wrong with simple, satisfying breakfasts!!
wonderful! my all-time fav breakfast is Irish Eggs Benedict. I could (but I don’t) eat that every Sunday morning. So good.
Now that looks like an amazing breakfast!!
This is one of my favorite breakfast meals.:) Yours look amazing.
Eggs benny are one of my favourites! Looks great!
I adore eggs Benedict!!!
Looks delicious and a great way to start the day!
Last Saturday I had a kid’s meal at Popeye for breakfast 🙂
There is nothing better than this for breekie!! Yum
Eggs Benedict is my absolute favorite!! Though I’ve never made it at home-it’s always my vacation treat. This looks wonderful!
Brennan’s is an institution! Breakfast will never be the same for me since I’ve frequented there. Their bloody marys are the best I’ve ever tasted and I’ve had a lot…but I digress. Your benedict looks perfect. Hollandaise is one of my secret weapons. Everyone is ALWAYS so impressed. I never tell them how really easy it is. I like to add a dash of tobasco to mine.
Brennan’s is wonderful of course . . . but I will admit to a strong love of a chicken biscuit from Chick-Fil-A.