It’s National Breakfast Week this week so thanks to Happy Eggs I am bringing you a super scrummy recipe for Eggs Benedict. I love eggs and have them for breakfast nearly every day of the week, they contain a whole host of vitamins, selenium, zinc and calcium. They are also high in protein which means they keep me full until well past lunchtime.
Whilst I have my eggs scrambled, fried and poached on a daily basis (weirdly I’m not so keen on soft boiled eggs) this Eggs Benedict recipe is more decadent…I am thinking Valentine’s day, Mother’s day or why not for a lazy Sunday morning brunch just because…
I had my Eggs Benedict on a toasted seeded rye bread and a rasher of crispy grilled bacon, this would also work well with some asparagus on the side.
Top tips when making Eggs Benedict:
Don’t be heavy handed with the lemon juice
Don’t over cook the butter
If your sauce doesn’t appear to be thickening don’t panic, carry on whisking it and let it cool a little, you will probably find it thickens as it cools.
It is very important to be patient when adding the butter…do it very very slowly mixing in each bit first before pouring in a little more.
Eggs Benedict recipe
- 4 happy eggs
- 125g butter
- 1 tsp white wine vinegar
- Pinch salt
- Pinch of black cracked pepper
- juice of half a lemon
- 4 slices Parma ham
- 2 English muffins (gluten free if necessary)
- Hollandaise sauce- In a bowl, whisk 2 egg yolks, lemon juice and vinegar.
- In a small saucepan, melt the butter on a gentle heat, the butter should foam as it burns-off the water.
- As soon as the foaming starts to reduce, pour it (in a slow trickle) in to the egg mixture, whilst whisking.
- Continue whisking until the butter is fully combined.
- Add a pinch of salt to season.
- Poach 2 happy eggs *
- To assemble- Split and toast the English muffins, butter them and place on a plate.
- Arrange the ham on top followed by the poached eggs and a generous helping of hollandaise sauce.
- Top with a sprinkle of cracked black pepper.
This delicious recipe was made using happy eggs. The happy egg co. are committed to providing the highest possible standard of welfare for their hens, with the belief that happier hens lay tastier eggs. For more mouth-watering recipes, visit www.thehappyegg.co.uk