You Guys have no Idea. None. The number of times I pictured this dish in my head? The times I salivated at the thought of Eggs Benedict? The countless times I had to eat Canadian bacon with sour scrambled eggs? If you got that, then you know how real the struggle is. To those that didn’t, let’s keep it that way. Keep reading my friend for that is not something you want to experience.
Eggs Benedict is simple. It is an open-faced sandwich. The Hollandaise sauce that goes on top, not so much. That sauce will test your will! Make you reconsider your abilities as a cook! Break down those with a weak heart…or at least those who easily tire from whisking. I’m exaggerating, it’s not as difficult as I’m making it seem. It’s a sauce built on three simple ingredients: butter, egg yolk, and some kind of acid. It comes down to how you make it and I highly suggest you watch a few videos on Youtube before attempting to make the sauce. Technique is the deciding factor between a velvety Hollandaise or this…
(Eggs Benedict with sour scrambled eggs)
I have a special kind of love for eggs. A romance that has led to much heartache and at times…heartburn. The Egg’s Benedict is a chapter of that love. A time of much trial and even more tribulations. I have made traditional Hollandaise sauce more times than one can fathom (bowl in one hand, whisk in another) and have just recently found an easier way to make this sauce in a blender (see notes). It tastes the same but isn’t as warm as I like so I am going with the traditional method today. Feel free to make it how you want.
There are many Eggs Benedict recipes online and this one is no different. Delicious, but nothing out of the ordinary. So why post this when there are so many other great Eggs Benedict recipes available? I am posting this to show how much I have learned with a little bit of persistence, a bit of time and a few hundred eggs. Hmm…thinking about it, culinary school may have been cheaper after all. This recipe is a pillar for recipes to come, so I thought it would be nice to let you in on why this dish is important to me. Eggs Benedict is the first edible dish I ever made for my lady.