Eggs Benedict with Home Made Hollandaise Sauce

Weekend breakfasts are great! They allow for lazy long mornings where you have time to spend an hour or two making breakfast. I had an awesome such morning this weekend, where I decided it was high time I tried making my own home made eggs Benedict, smothered in home made blender hollandaise sauce.

I started by frying up some bacon in a pan, while I was preparing the hollandaise sauce.

Once I found a good recipe for hollandaise sauce, I couldn’t believe it! The main ingredients to hollandaise sauce are egg yolks, butter and lemon juice. That’s it! No wonder it tastes so good!

I separated 6 eggs (I doubled the recipe).

I had to take the bacon off the stove because it was nice and crispy at this point.

Then I blended all the egg yolks together with some salt and pepper.

Next, I had add the melted butter to the blended egg yolks, while the blender was on. This made a hot buttery mess all over my kitchen. It was great fun though!

I also poached some eggs with my handy dandy egg poacher.

Then I assembled the benies by layering toast, eggs, bacon and hollandaise sauce. This was quite the rich breakfast. I wasn’t able to eat again until dinner!

Jacquie’s Home Made Eggs Benedict and Blender Hollandaise Sauce (Courtesy of the Food Network)

For the hollandaise sauce, you will need

– 3 large egg yolks

– 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

– 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the eggs benedict, you will need:

– Four medium eggs

– 1 pack of bacon

– 2 pieces of whole wheat multi grain bread

Blender hollandaise sauce instructions:

Put the egg yolk, lemon juice, and cayenne in a blender. Pulse a couple times to combine.

Put the butter in a small microwave safe bowl and melt in a microwave until just melted. With the blender running, gradually add the melted butter into the egg to make a smooth frothy sauce. If the sauce is very thick, blend in a teaspoon of lukewarm water loosen it up. Season with the salt and serve immediately or keep warm in a small heat-proof bowl set over hot (but not simmering) water until ready to serve.

Assembling the benie:

Cook bacon until crisp. Poach eggs to your desired softness. Toast the bread. Layer the bacon and poached eggs on top of toast. Slather generously with hollandaise sauce. Enjoy!


One Comment on “Eggs Benedict with Home Made Hollandaise Sauce”

  1. I normally whisk the yolks over a make-shift double boiler. I thought the yolks needed to be slightly cooked and not completely raw.

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