So this recipe was definitely a work in progress for me. I really love Eggs Benedict and thought I’d give the dish a try. Whenever I’m presented with the option to order off of a breakfast/brunch menu, I scan it with supersonic speed looking for Eggs Benedict.
I’ll always remember eating it for the first time. I had gone to a local restaurant in my London neighborhood with my friend, Molly. I was perusing the menu when I spotted Eggs Benedict and my curiosity was piqued. I’m still not sure what made me order it, but after my first taste, I never looked back. I was sold!
French toast used to be my breakfast of choice, and my version is delightful. So I figured I should learn how to make this dish, too. I turned to one of my go-to cooking blog girls – Ree Drummond (aka – The Pioneer Woman) to see what she had up her sleeve for Eggs Benedict.
Her recipe looked delicious, so I thought I’d give it a try. I saw that it was for 3 servings, and I’m only one person, so I decided to alter the hollandaise sauce a bit so I didn’t waste a bunch of eggs and butter. Not the best idea, kids! I had a runny, yolk-y mess on my hands. I should know by now to follow the recipe exactly. A couple of days later I remade this recipe for my sister and myself and followed the recipe for the hollandaise sauce and it worked really beautifully.
Overall the dish was lovely. I poached eggs without an egg poacher for the first time, and it didn’t turn out to be a complete disaster, so that’s a success in my book! I certainly didn’t have the hollandaise sauce down (not quite as thick and creamy as I wanted it) the first time around, but by following Ree’s recipe the second time it can out just as I’d expect. The lemon juice and cayenne made this dish taste exactly like I’d remembered. She uses a blender to make the sauce, which I thought was really interesting. And I loved the multi-tasking of toasting the English muffins and cooking the Canadian bacon simultaneously.
Once I had more eggs, this recipe made a comeback and I’m glad I did. I truly can’t wait to make it again! If you’ve always wanted to give Eggs Benedict a go like me, click here for the recipe and step by step instructions.