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Eggs Benedict

This classic brunch dish is easier than you might think!

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Eggs Benedict

This classic brunch dish is easier than you might think!

Friday, September 9, 2016
US / METRIC

150g wafer thin smoked ham slices

4 fresh large free-range eggs

Pinch of salt

1 tsp white wine vinegar

2 English muffins, split and toasted

Butter, for the muffins

Small handful of chives, snipped

Black pepper

For the hollandaise sauce:

2 large egg yolks

150g butter, cold and cut into cubes

Juice of ½ a lemon

Pinch of sea salt

5.3 oz wafer thin smoked ham slices

4 fresh large free-range eggs

Pinch of salt

1 tsp white wine vinegar

2 English muffins, split and toasted

Butter, for the muffins

Small handful of chives, snipped

Black pepper

For the hollandaise sauce:

2 large free-range egg yolks

1 1/4 sticks butter, cold and cut into cubes

Juice of ½ a lemon

Pinch of sea salt

Large heatproof bowl

2 x saucepans

 

20 mins
Serves 4

Runny poached eggs with salty ham on top of a soft-toasted English muffin, all coated in a Hollandaise sauce – true perfection.

To make the hollandaise sauce, place the egg yolk in a large heatproof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water. Whisk the yolks and slowly add the cubed butter, bit by bit. After each bit melts, whisk continuously until it is combined and the sauce has thickened. Add the lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt and stir through. Turn off the heat, but keep the sauce warm over the pan of water.
To cook the eggs, bring a saucepan of water to the boil and add the salt and vinegar. Stir the water with a tablespoon to dissolve the salt. Crack an egg into a cup then slowly lower the edge of the cup into the pot and drop in the egg. Cook the egg at a very gentle simmer for 3-4 minutes for the yolk to still be runny.
Remove with a slotted spoon and place them on a plate layered with kitchen paper. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Just before serving, reheat the eggs in warm water for 1 minute if needed.
Butter the muffins and assemble the Eggs Benedict by placing a few slices of ham and an egg on each half and then top with the warm hollandaise sauce. Sprinkle over the chives and black pepper and serve straight away.
20 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients
US / METRIC

150g wafer thin smoked ham slices

4 fresh large free-range eggs

Pinch of salt

1 tsp white wine vinegar

2 English muffins, split and toasted

Butter, for the muffins

Small handful of chives, snipped

Black pepper

For the hollandaise sauce:

2 large egg yolks

150g butter, cold and cut into cubes

Juice of ½ a lemon

Pinch of sea salt

5.3 oz wafer thin smoked ham slices

4 fresh large free-range eggs

Pinch of salt

1 tsp white wine vinegar

2 English muffins, split and toasted

Butter, for the muffins

Small handful of chives, snipped

Black pepper

For the hollandaise sauce:

2 large free-range egg yolks

1 1/4 sticks butter, cold and cut into cubes

Juice of ½ a lemon

Pinch of sea salt

You'll Need

Large heatproof bowl

2 x saucepans

 

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