Canadiana Eggs Benedict

Annacia *

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@Annacia

Montreal smoked meat is a Canadian favorite all over the country and it makes a tasty change from the bacon. This eggs benedict has be a breakfast or brunch favorite here at our home.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 Tbsp
(15 ml) white vinegar
5 oz
(180 g) shaved montreal smoked meat
4
eggs
2
english muffins, split and toasted
1/4 c
(60 ml) butter
2
eggs
1/4 Tbsp
ΒΌ tbsp (15 ml) pure maple syrup
1 Tbsp
(15 ml) lemon juice
1 pinch
pinch of smoked paprika (optional garnish)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a small skillet, warm smoked meat over medium heat until fragrant; keep warm.
2
Maple Hollandaise Sauce:
3
Using a small pan, melt butter over low heat. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, maple syrup and lemon juice until frothy. Slowly add egg mixture into melted butter and whisk gently for about 6 minutes (or until sauce is thickened and coats the back of a spoon) over low heat. Remove from heat and keep warm.
4
Meanwhile, in a large shallow saucepan filled halfway with water, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat so water is simmering. Crack each egg to be poached into a small bowl or ramekin to gently slip into simmering water. Poach for about for 3 to 5 minutes or until white is set and yolk is cooked as desired.
5
op English muffin halves with warmed smoked meat. Using a slotted spoon, remove poached eggs from water and place on top of smoked meat. Spoon Maple Hollandaise sauce over top of each egg. Sprinkle with smoked paprika, if desired.
6
Variation:

Regular Hollandaise Sauce: Omit maple syrup and add 1 tbsp (15 mL) of water.

Peameal Bacon Eggs Benedict: Omit Montreal smoked meat and substitute 4 slices cooked peameal bacon and top each English muffin half. Top with poached egg. Whisk in 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard into the Hollandaise sauce to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy