Eggs Benny

sharon flanagan

By
@sharflan

"For breakfast or brunch, EGGS BENNY is pure delight to the taste buds & easy to prepare! Since I seem to unable to make a proper hollandaise sauce and love Eggs Benedict, I've come up with this scrumptious creation that I've become totally addicted to! (And the sauce, so simple, can be used in a zillion ways!!)"


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Rating:

Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

2 Tbsp
butter
1/2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 c
milk, 2%
1/2 c
whipping cream
1/4 c
asiago cheese, grated
1/4 tsp
lemon juice
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper, ground
salt & pepper to taste
1 Tbsp
shallots, chopped & lightly sauteed
2 c
spinach, lightly steamed or sauteed
4 slice
ham
4 large
eggs, poached
2
english muffins, split & toasted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Have all ingredients close at hand and prepared (chopped etc as required)
2
In a sauce pot, medium low heat, melt butter and stir in the flour, blending well
3
Slowly add the milk and cream to the butter mixture in your sauce pot, whisking constantly to blend smoothly
4
Mix in the lemon juice and the ground cayenne pepper
5
Add the grated cheese (more cheese may be added for a cheesier flavour if desired. Keep in mind that the cheese will further thicken the sauce).
6
Do not allow the sauce to boil! You want a low simmer. Turn the temperature down as required.
7
Allow the sauce to cook and thicken to desired consistency. It will thicken as it sits.
8
Heat the ham slices by frying lightly, steaming or nuke.
9
Quickly steam/fry the spinach and shallots together and heat thoroughly (if you have not already done so)
10
To plate: set out 1/2 English muffin on each plate. Top each with a ham slice, 1/4 - 1/2 cup of spinach and a poached egg on top. Spoon sauce over the top of your egg (with a bit extra for 'dipping'!) Serve hot with pepper for those that want it.
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TIP:
Keep a warmed oven on the ready to stow your items before plating them.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Eggs, Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free