An eggcellent way to have your eggs
Are you tired of having your eggs boiled, poached or scrambled? Wanting to treat yourself for a fancy breakfast at home? Oh-Boy! Do we have the recipe for you!!!
Preparation time : less than 30 minutes, Serving size : 3
2 teaspoons salt – for water
- Fill a large pot with water and add salt, let the water simmer
- Set up a large bowl of ice water near the stove for later use.
- Set up a strainer on a bowl and crack an egg over it one at a time. This process helps remove excess white from the egg.
- Put the strained egg into a bowl and repeated this process with each egg.
- Once all 3 of the eggs are in the bowl, gently drop each egg into the simmering pot of water.
- Gently rotate eggs in the water so it may cook evenly
- Watch over the eggs and keep them in the water for about 3 minutes or until the whites have set.
- Transfer them into the ice bowl to stop it from over cooking.
1¼ cups (2½ sticks) unsalted butter
3 large egg yolks
3 tablespoons lemon juice
¾ teaspoon salt
Pinch of pepper
- Melt 2½ (1 ¼) sticks of butter on a sauce pan or in a microwave. Set aside ¼ cup for later use
- Fill a blender pitcher with hot water and let it sit for 3 minutes to warm the blender, this will help prevent the sauce from separating.
- Once the blender pitcher is drained and dried add 3 egg yolks with the lemon juice and blend it.
- Once combined slowly stream the melted butter into the mixture.
- You will slowly hear the mixture thicken
- Transfer the hollandaise sauce into a bowl, stir in salt and pepper.
- Cover tightly with cling wrap and keep the bowl in a warm area.
3 English muffins, or any other preferred bread, split or cut equally.
3 slices of Bacon (or ham, or avocado or all)
Sprinkle salt and freshly ground pepper
Thinly sliced chives
Cayenne pepper (for serving)
- Preheat your oven to about 200°
- Lay the muffins/bread on a baking tray, cut side up and spread the remaining butter on it.
- Toast the muffins/bread until golden brown, this could take between 5-7 mins
- Divide bacon among the bread and put it back into the oven again for about 2 mins – till it’s warm and toasty
- While that’s in the oven, put the eggs back into the simmering pot of water for 1 minute to heat them up. Lay them on a paper towel to remove water.
- Assemble your bacon bread toast on a plate, place your egg on top and generously apply your hollandaise sauce over, garnish with chives and pepper.