Eggs Benedict #SundaySupper

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eggs benedict sauce

When families live miles apart, even states and countries apart, “Home for the Holidays” takes on real meaning. But coming “home” for the Holidays is often not practical for everyone.
One solution my (ex)Mother-in-law came up with was for all the siblings to have breakfast together on Christmas morning. A feat in itself since we lived in PA his sister lived in North Carolina, two brothers in Georgia and their Mom in Kentucky.
Thanks to a company that supplies Eggs Benedict kits including muffins, Canadian Bacon and Hollandaise sauce mix, she made sure that we had Eggs Benedict together on Christmas morning!
Eating Eggs Benedict is the easy part. Years ago I worked in a deli where it was on the menu every weekend. Making the sauce can be a chore but the taste is so rewarding! Clarifying the butter, being so sure there is no whites in with the yolks, whisking the yolks over a double boiler to the exact texture and not getting scrambled eggs, carefully incorporating the butter and lemon juice and THEN making sure to perfectly poach the egg and NOT break it when serving.
So when Isabel and Bea our hostess from Galactosemia in PDX for this week’s event suggested favorite food traditions for Home for the Holidays I started looking for an easy Eggs Benny recipe.
I found several recipes that use a blender!
Here’s one I adapted from Tasty Kitchen

Eggs Benedict

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  • 2 English Muffins
  • Turkey Ham or Canadian Bacon
  • 6 eggs plus 3 egg yolks
  • 2 sticks butter
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worchestshire Sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Bring water to a boil in a deep fry pan. Add 1 teapoon of white or cider vinegar. This helps to keep the white from spreading too quickly.
While water heats up, Broil you muffin and ham pieces. I use a 1/4-inch thick slice of turkey ham from the deli. Keep warm.
eggs benedict muffin and turkey ham

When water boils, drop eggs in one at a time and lift it with a slotted spoon so egg doesn’t stick to the bottom. You can crack the eggs one at a time into a small bowl and slide them individually into the water.
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The eggs take about 2 1/2 minutes to poach. The egg whites should be firm not runny.
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eggs benedict poached on towel
Place cooked eggs on a paper towel to absorb excess water. Don’t worry, the wet towel keep it from sticking to the towel. I’m weird about the taste of paper towel or tissues, so we’re good, no towelly aftertaste!
For the Sauce
Melt butter and clarify it. I run a spoon over the top to skim off the butter fat. You can use the fat to butter the muffin or leave it in if you prefer.
eggs benedict butter
Pour yolks into blender in pulse to mix.
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Slowly pour butter into blender while its running on low.
Add lemon juice. Keep blending until smooth and creamy.
Assemble by putting ham on top of buttered muffin. Gently add egg.
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Drizzle sauce.
eggs benedict sauce
Add hot sauce and more Worchestshire if desired.
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33 Responses to Eggs Benedict #SundaySupper

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  2. How did you know that Eggs Benedict are my absolute favorite breakfast? Merry Christmas! Thank you for being such a big part of #SundaySupper this past year!

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  8. I’ve always wanted to make eggs benedict! I also love that you guys got breakfast together, even when far apart! Happy holidays!
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  9. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) says:

    Great story and even greater Christmas breakfast. Using the blender is a great idea for making the hollandaise. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Brunch is a Christmas tradition in our house. Growing up my grandparents and aunts would always come over for brunch and now I have started hosting it. Eggs benedict is our absolute favorite brunch. I could eat it all day long.
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  14. I would join in the celebration if it involved eggs benedict. Love them! Merry Christmas Cindy!
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  17. Cindy, the Husband and I love eggs benedict – if it’s on menu, he’s ordering it. I have never made it myself because of how labour intensive and technical it is. Thanks for breaking down all the steps (I laughed when I read that your eggs weren’t paper-towelly – awesome!). We have a Chinese breakfast (soy sauce chow mein, congee, Chinese donuts, pork and shrimp dumplings) with my in-laws every year on Christmas morning and it’s one of my favourite traditions. Merry Christmas to you and your family!
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  19. Hezzi-D says:

    My husband enjoys eggs benedict but I never make it for him. Seeing your recipe (and photos) are making me want to surprise him with this for breakfast tomorrow!
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  20. Carla says:

    I’ve never had Eggs Benedict before, but I know I’d love them with the runny yolk and sauce! Pinning :)
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  21. What a great tradition to try to have breakfast together on Christmas morning. Nice to be able to spend time with family even when you don’t life close.
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  22. Conni Smith says:

    What a lovely dish. A great way to start the day!
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  23. I love that you included a how to poach an egg step by step on here. I have a love hate relationship with poached eggs. I love to eat them. I hate to make them. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!
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  25. Renee says:

    I haven’t had eggs benedict is such a long time. What a wonderful breakfast and tradition for your family to have breakfast together.
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  26. Sarah says:

    Hope your Holidays were great with family, friends and great food. Eggs benedict is my favorite breakfast food of all time. I make my Hollandaise sauce in the blender too!
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  27. Donna Currie says:

    I adore eggs benedict, and yours look wonderful!

  28. Angie says:

    One of my favorites, but don’t make it at home. This something that I order when we eat breakfast out. This recipe looks so simple, I may just change my mind about making it at home….And this is perfect for a Valentine’s Day breakfast. Perfect share for Foodie Friends Friday.
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  30. G’day! I have never made nor had Eggs Benedict, true!
    Might have to put this on my list for DH to do…based on your photos too!
    Cheers! Joanne
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    P.S. Thanks for being a host and all you do! :)
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