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Old 08-07-2011, 06:16 AM   #1
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Eggs Benedict

Going to make my first eggs benedict today. Any suggestions on doing it correctly?

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Old 08-07-2011, 07:41 AM   #2
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It's all about the Hollandaise - go slow, use a double boiler, not too hot or your egg yokes will scramble... periodically take it off the heat and even add an ice cube if you have to but keep whisking. Everything else will follow.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:16 AM   #3
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I agree with Selkie, it is all about the Hollandaise sauce! I cheat and use the blender method.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:48 AM   #4
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Your butter and egg yolks need to be the same temperature before combining. Nice and steady.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:53 AM   #5
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I concur with Selkie and Bea, I would add buy the freshest eggs you can find, set a timer for two mins, poach you eggs in gently rolling boiling water for exactly two mins then take out and plunge into water with ice, when the eggs are cold trim off the feathery skirt, prep everything else, put your eggs back into rolling boiling water for 1 min, remove drain on kitchen towel then assemble.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:06 AM   #6
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Mm, eggs benedict. I have never tried making my own sauce. I am a huge fan of Béarnaise sauce instead of hollandaise.. is that wrong :( lol.. I just love the parsley.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:08 AM   #7
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Mm, eggs benedict. I have never tried making my own sauce. I am a huge fan of Béarnaise sauce instead of hollandaise.. is that wrong :( lol.. I just love the parsley.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:19 AM   #8
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I like smoked salmon in place of the Canadian bacon....ummmmmm.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:49 AM   #9
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Well here it is. Never had it before so not sure what it how it should taste but it taste pretty darn good.
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:50 AM   #10
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Ooooo....I tried to add a picture but can't get it to post.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:41 PM   #11
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I agree with Selkie, it is all about the Hollandaise sauce! I cheat and use the blender method.
could you elaborate on that, aunt bea, please? i'll bet i am the only person in this forum who has never tasted eggs benedict in my life.
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could you elaborate on that, aunt bea, please? i'll bet i am the only person in this forum who has never tasted eggs benedict in my life.
This is the method I use for making Hollandaise sauce.

Ingredients
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Pinch cayenne pepper
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Directions
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 heat-proof bowl set over hot (but not simmering) water until ready to serve.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:43 PM   #13
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aunt bea, thanks, sweetie. i will gather my courage and make your recipe one morning this week.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:46 PM   #14
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Thanks for posting that Bea. I remember seeing a blended resipe a while ago. It seems so much easier than the double broiler thing. Not as easy as a packet of knorr's, but still easy, lol.
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Thanks for posting that Bea. I remember seeing a blended resipe a while ago. It seems so much easier than the double broiler thing. Not as easy as a packet of knorr's, but still easy, lol.

It is really just a blender mayo with butter instead of oil. Sort of
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:20 PM   #16
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Sounds great, Bea! C&P. I did get a packet of PF's rec of Knorr.
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OOh yes sometimes we use our home smoked salmon with capers on eggs benedict.. soooo good!
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OOh yes sometimes we use our home smoked salmon with capers on eggs benedict.. soooo good!
How do you smoke your salmon, Saphellae?
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:57 AM   #19
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I love eggs Benedict. It's my favorite breakfast by far! I will have to try the blender recipe out soon.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:13 AM   #20
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After breaking two batches of HS before getting it right, I found this mock Hollandaise sauce recipe:

1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup mayonaise
1 tsp. lemon juice

Mix and heat. Good enough for me. It's nice with cream of asparagus soup too.
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