It wasn’t until I went to New Orleans a few months ago when I came to appreciate Eggs Benedict. I’ve never liked runny eggs in any form; sunny side up, not all the way scrambled, and especially not poached. Egg yolks were just not my thing and never appealed to me. I guess it was something about the “Big Easy” that turned me on to it. When I went to New Orleans, I was determined to have a New Orleans based breakfast. My boyfriend and I order things that we would probably never get at home like Brioche French Toast, Seafood Eggs Benedict, Shrimp and Grits, and Beignets. Yes, we had a good ole time.
The dish that we were both equally nervous about was the Eggs Benedict. Neither of us had ever had runny eggs in that way before so we really didn’t know what to expect. We both took a bite of the delicious seafood patty that topped the crusty and buttery English Muffin covered in Hollandaise Sauce and, to our delight, we both really enjoyed it! We couldn’t get enough of it actually. We’ve been hooked ever since.
This Eggs Benedict Recipe is quite simple to make and it takes no time. I think people get nervous about the idea of poaching eggs, like I was, and making Hollandaise sauce because it is a sauce that has to be made delicately. I promise you people, it really isn’t that big of deal. I made this dish a couple of weeks ago and my boyfriend was hooked. In fact, he ate two Eggs Benedict’s and a couple of the Banana Pecan French Toast that I posted last week as well. He was in heaven. I promise you, if you give this recipe a try, you will be in heaven too!
Because I am all about making things easy, I rifled the internet for the easiest Hollandaise sauce I could find. Where did it take me? To the food blogging Dahli Lahma herself, The Pioneer Woman. Her Hollandaise Recipe is so easy. You will wonder why you were nervous in the first place. If you have a blender, then you are in the money.
Poaching eggs isn’t so bad either. You should have seen me in my kitchen when I pulled out my first poached egg. I was jumping up and down like a little kid. That was the moment that I knew I could cook anything if I put my mind to it….anything. I took some pictures for you so you can see how easy it is to poach an egg! Go for it!
Hollandaise Recipe adapted from The Pioneer WomanPrint