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Breakfast Benedict with Bacon

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Total Time:
50 mins
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Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
4 Servings

When the family finds out you’re making breakfast benedict with thick cut bacon, everyone will set their clocks early! The rich, lemony holl View More expand_more

When the family finds out you’re making breakfast benedict with thick cut bacon, everyone will set their clocks early! The rich, lemony hollandaise sauce makes it a family brunch favorite.

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Breakfast Benedict with Bacon
alarm
Total Time:
50 mins
school
Skill Level:
Intermediate
restaurant_menu
Servings:
4 Servings

Ingredients


Hollandaise Sauce

Product ImagePremium Thick Cut Bacon 16oz.
  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter2 Sticks
  • 6 Large egg yolks6
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste2-3 Tablespoons
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne1/4 Teaspoon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt1/4 Teaspoon
  • 1/16 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper1/16 Teaspoon
  • 1 Tablespoon Water1 Tablespoon

Poached Eggs

  • 1 Tablespoon White Distilled Vinegar1 Tablespoon
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt1 Tablespoon
  • 8 Large Eggs8

To Assemble

  • 4 English Muffins, Split4
  • 8 Slices Farmer John Thick Cut Bacon8 Slices
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature2 Tablespoons
  • 1 Bunch Chives, Chopped1 Bunch
  • Coarsely Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • Flaky Sea Salt, if desired
  • Breakfast Potatoes or Fruit, if desired

Instructions


  1. Cook bacon according to directions—baking method is preferred.

  2. Make the hollandaise: Melt butter in a small pot over medium heat until melted but not browned. Place egg yolks and 1 tablespoon water in a blender. Start blending, working very slowly. Add melted butter until it’s all incorporated. (If it starts to get too thick to blend, add a teaspoon of water at a time.) Add lemon juice and cayenne, and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the hollandaise to a small bowl, place plastic wrap directly on the surface and set aside. Keep in area where it’s warm.

  3. Poach the eggs: Fill a medium pot with 4 inches of water. Add vinegar, season with salt, and bring to a simmer. Using the handle of a spoon or spatula, stir the water with a clockwise motion. Gently crack an egg into the center of the pot, letting the water swirl around and allowing the white to envelop the yolk. Repeat with remaining eggs. You could do four at a time. Check the eggs after 3 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to lift an egg out of the water and feel the white for firmness. Once eggs are perfectly poached, remove from the water, and let drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Set eggs aside.

  4. Assemble the Benedict: Place eight halves of toasted English muffin on a plate and butter them generously. Top each with 2 slices of bacon, then a poached egg. Spoon hollandaise sauce over and sprinkle with chives, black pepper and serve.

Ingredients


Hollandaise Sauce

  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter2 Sticks
  • 6 Large egg yolks6
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste2-3 Tablespoons
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne1/4 Teaspoon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt1/4 Teaspoon
  • 1/16 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper1/16 Teaspoon
  • 1 Tablespoon Water1 Tablespoon

Poached Eggs

  • 1 Tablespoon White Distilled Vinegar1 Tablespoon
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt1 Tablespoon
  • 8 Large Eggs8

To Assemble

  • 4 English Muffins, Split4
  • 8 Slices Farmer John Thick Cut Bacon8 Slices
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature2 Tablespoons
  • 1 Bunch Chives, Chopped1 Bunch
  • Coarsely Ground Black Pepper, to taste
  • Flaky Sea Salt, if desired
  • Breakfast Potatoes or Fruit, if desired

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