Monday, June 14, 2010

Diet Disaster but Delicious - Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

I'm almost out of the English Muffins I made a week or so ago so I decided to make a decadent "start-of-the-week" breakfast using them.  I think Eggs Benedict is one of my favorite breakfasts.... it's a shame that its loaded with fat, but then again, that's probably why I find it so fantastic.

On the bottom, a Laura-Original English Muffin.

Instead of Canadian bacon, I used good ol' American bacon.  You can see it poking out under the egg up there.  Also, I chose "regular" bacon because you can get it "low sodium" at the store whereas I have yet to find a Canadian bacon with less than 40% of my daily salt intake.  That might be exaggerating... but I think its close!

I poached the eggs one at a time (please, I'm not that good a cook) in a small saute pan with simmering water and a splash of vinegar.  The vinegar is supposed to help it stay together and not turn into egg-drop soup.  Unfortunately, and/or hilariously, Boyfriend only has balsamic vinegar at his apartment.  I was terrified I was going to end up with brown eggs... alas, they were fine, soft whites barely containing the warm loose yolk.  Have I mentioned how much I love poached eggs?  I do...

I totally cheated on the Hollandaise sauce and used a Knorr packet.  Why?  Because the last time I tried to make Hollandaise from scratch I basically just poured hot butter on our eggs.  Tasty, but dare I say, a little too buttery.

A sprinkle of cracked black pepper seals the deal.  We enjoyed this breakfast with coffee.  Sorry, still no booze for me :)

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