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Monday, April 16, 2012

Eggs Benedict

Traditional Eggs Benedict

4 slices Canadian bacon 

1 teaspoon white vinegar 
4 eggs 
1 cup butter 
3 egg yolks 
1 tablespoon heavy cream 
1 dash ground cayenne pepper 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
4 English muffins, split and toasted

In a skillet over medium-high heat, fry the Canadian bacon on each side until evenly browned. 

Fill a large saucepan with about 3 inches water, and bring to a simmer. Pour in the vinegar. Carefully break the 4 eggs into the water, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until whites are set but yolks are still soft. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon. 

Meanwhile, melt the butter until bubbly in a small pan. Remove from heat before butter browns. 

In a blender or large food processor, blend the egg yolks, heavy cream, cayenne pepper, and salt until smooth. Add half of the hot butter in a thin steady stream, slow enough so that it blends in at least as fast as you are pouring it in. Blend in the lemon juice using the same method, then the remaining butter.

Place open English muffins onto serving plates. Top with 1 slice Canadian bacon and 1 poached egg. Drizzle with the cream sauce, and serve at once.

And of course, I had to add several twists...

Cajun-Style Eggs Benedict

with Andouille Sausage and Hollandaise Sauce with Crawfish Tails...

Cajun-Twisted Eggs Benedict

With a biscuit and Boudin Patty...

Eggs Benedict Pizza

with Prosciutto, Eggs and a side of Hollandaise Sauce for dipping...


  1. Absolutely brilliant! Love it! You ROCK Sugah! And speaking of love, I LOVE the changes to your blog... beautiful and still very user friendly :) xoxoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much Michele! I was doubting myself because I wasn't getting any feed back! Once again, you've helped me more than you know!!! Love ya!!!