Love my Eggs Benedict
Makes 4 one-egg one-muffin servings
8 pieces of bacon (we sometimes use ham instead of bacon as not so tough for me to eat)
2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish
2 teaspoons white or rice vinegar
2 English muffins
Blender Hollandaise sauce (or just buy pre made from supermarket)
10 Tbsp unsalted butter
3 egg yolks
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
Dash of cayenne or tabasco (if this is your thing)
1 Cook the bacon: Heat a large skillet on medium low heat. Add the strips of bacon or ham. Slowly fry, turning occasionally, until the bacon is browned on both sides, and if using strip bacon, much of the fat is rendered out (about 10 minutes).
Use tongs or a fork to remove the bacon from the pan, set on a paper towel to absorb the excess fat.
2 Bring poaching water to a simmer: While the bacon is cooking, bring a large saucepan two-thirds-filled with water to a boil, then add the vinegar. Bring the water to a boil again, then lower the heat to a bare simmer.
3 Make Hollandaise sauce in blender: To make blender hollandaise, melt 10 Tbsp unsalted butter.
Put 3 egg yolks, a tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt in a blender, blend on medium to medium high speed for 20-30 seconds, until eggs lighten in color.
Turn blender down to lowest setting, slowly dribble in the hot melted butter, while continuing to blend. Taste for salt and acidity and add more salt or lemon juice to taste.
Transfer it to a container you can use for pouring and set it on a warm—but not hot—place on or near the stovetop.
4 Poach the eggs: Here is an easy method for poaching eggs. Essentially, working one egg at a time you crack an egg into a small bowl and slip it into the barely simmering water. Once it begins to solidify, you can slip in another egg, until you have all four cooking.
Turn off the heat, cover the pan, and let sit for 4 minutes. (Remember which egg went in first, you'll want to take it out first.) When it comes time to remove the eggs, gently lift out with a slotted spoon.
5 Toast English muffins: As soon as all the eggs are in the poaching water, begin toasting your English muffins or bread base you can manage to eat.
6 Assemble your Eggs Benedict: To assemble, butter one side of an English muffin. Top with two slices of bacon. You can trim the bacon to fit the muffin if you’d like.
Put a poached egg on top of the bacon, then pour some hollandaise over. Sprinkle some parsley over it all and serve at once.