Sunday, June 22, 2014

MICROWAVED EGGS BENEDICT


This was my first time making eggs benedict.  A few parts of this dish can be tricky so I will do my best to walk you through it but if you make mistakes it's ok...just try again!  

Eggs
English muffins
Canadian bacon
Hollandaise sauce ingredients, listed below
bag of frozen hash browns

Hollandaise Sauce
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 stick frozen butter, cut into 8 pieces on the tablespoon line
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon paprika
dash pepper

whisk egg yolks, water and lemon juice in a sauce pan, put over low heat until you see small bubbles forming around the edges of the pan.  Add 1 pat of butter at a time whisking continuously until all butter is melted in the sauce, continue cooking on low heat until sauce is thick and creamy almost like cake batter.  Take off heat and stir in salt, paprika and pepper.
TIP:  If your heat is too high you will scramble the eggs and ruin the sauce, if your heat is too low or you don't cook long enough your sauce will be runny.

Recipe from: http://www.incredibleegg.org/recipes/recipe/hollandaise-sauce

Sauce before thickening 
On medium heat, fry your Canadian bacon on both sides until browned.
Lightly toast your English muffins.

Microwaved Poached Eggs
Use a glass bowl and put about 1/2 cup water in it or just enough so the egg will be completely submerged in the bottom of the bowl.  The bowl I used was tapered with about a 3" diameter bottom.
Crack the egg and gently pour it into the water, cover the bowl with a lid or saran wrap.
Cook in the microwave on high for 53 seconds.  Inspect your egg to make sure all the egg white is cooked (if it's still clear it's not cooked, if it's all white it's good), fish the egg out with a slotted spoon and set on a paper towel to drain.
TIP:  You will need to try this a couple times to find out the perfect time to get your whites cooked and keep it so your yolk is still runny.  If you make another egg in the same water right away you may need it to be a few seconds less since you're putting the egg in warm water already or you can use fresh water each time.
Poached egg draining on a paper towel 


Assemble:
Place two english muffins halves down on your plate, place canadian bacon on top of muffins, your egg and then spoon hollandaise sauce over it.




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