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March 27, 2005

Useful Easter Egg Blogging

Happy Easter. Here is my quick recipe for Eggs Benedict, fashioned when i didn't have all the proper ingredients or a lot of time. But i think my substitutions make it a little better.

2 eggs
sourdough baguette
thin sliced ham or turkey sandwich meat
Knorr's hollandaise sauce
pepper jack cheese <-- the key
fresh ground pepper
Poach the eggs 4 to 5 minutes and prepare the hollandaise sauce according to the directions. Slice the baguette into inch thick slices. Toast the slices.

Spread margarine lightly on one side of the baguette slices. arrange the meat on top. Plop the egg on the meat next. Pour a few tablespoons of the hollandaise on next. Then crumble the pepper jack on top and sprinkle with roughly ground pepper.

The secret to any eggs benedict dish is simultaneity. The various ingredients cool down so fast that you have to time things right to get it all together and eat it while it's still hot. Or, you can always assemble it and hit it with the microwave before you dig in.

By the way, i tried Rachael Ray's method for perfect hard boiled eggs this morning and it worked beautifully. Cover the eggs with cold water; as soon as it starts boiling, turn the heat off; cover and wait ten minutes. That's it. Perfecto.

Posted by annika, Mar. 27, 2005 |
Rubric: Arts


Looks damn good, 'proper' ingrdients or not..

Posted by: JD on Mar. 27, 2005

Microwave eggs? Savages, this town is full of savages.

Posted by: Casca on Mar. 28, 2005

Canned hollandaise? How very vile.

I made two hollandaises a day for two or three years. It's not that difficult (time consuming tho), and it tastes more like hollandaise and less like a garlic sauce, which the Knorr's one restaurant I worked in used (at least, until I started working there).

Posted by: Victor on Mar. 28, 2005

what do you use to clean your counter top?

Posted by: louielouie on Mar. 28, 2005

Actually, Julia Childs was suggesting that method of hardboiling eggs a long time ago.

Posted by: Mythilt on Mar. 29, 2005

That pic makes me seriously f***ing hungry. Especially the thick bread...must have the thick bread for Eggs b.

Posted by: Jason O. on Mar. 30, 2005