“This post is inspired by my FIL Dale. I would have not known Eggs Benedict without you. Thank you.”
Your DIL Heather
(and my waistline)
Before my FIL ever voiced his love for Eggs Benedict, I had seen the movie ‘Julie & Julia’ and recall when Julie had said, “Whipped into submission” referring to the Hollandaise sauce. Also, I remember how Amy Adams just melted when she took her first bite (of her first egg; too bad all other egg recipes go down hill from there sweetheart). You will experience the same reaction with this recipe–the melting part.
I’ve tried to poach an egg the traditional way: slipping an egg into boiling water to just end up with milky water, something that resembles a jellyfish, and the uncertainty if it’s finished. Well, no more. I found a wonderful new way to poach an egg without all that hassle and uncertainty. The website that brought you the Baked Apple, also brings you The Perfect Poached Egg.
Poached egg, Hollandaise sauce, fry up (or microwave) some bacon, and serve on an english muffin or toast with salt and pepper. Soooo delicious!
Hollandaise sauce is very fatty! Worth every calorie!
1.Vigorously whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice together in a stainless steel bowl and until the mixture is thickened and doubled in volume.
2. Place the bowl over a saucepan containing barely simmering water (or use a double boiler,) the water should not touch the bottom of the bowl. Continue to whisk rapidly. Be careful not to let the eggs get too hot or they will scramble.
3. Slowly drizzle in the melted butter and continue to whisk until the sauce is thickened and doubled in volume. (I haven’t been whisking long enough for the multiple times that i have made this recipe; which until you can make a ‘rose’ shape when you blow on the sauce. I wouldn’t suggest this method if you don’t know the person you are serving this too. ;))
4. Remove from heat, whisk in cayenne and salt.
5. Cover and place in a warm spot until ready to use for the eggs benedict. If the sauce gets too thick, whisk in a few drops of warm water before serving.