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Fresh Eggs DailyEggs Benedict isn't nearly as difficult to prepare as you may think. The hardest part is getting all the components finished at the same time. This classic breakfast egg dish is a favorite at our house, especially when we have overnight guests. I like to prepare it simply, with just an English muffin, a poached egg and Hollandaise sauce - to allow our fresh eggs to really shine and take center stage. The key to perfect Eggs Benedict is using fresh eggs and fresh lemon juice.

Easy Eggs Benedict Recipe (serves two)

Four whole eggs plus 3 egg yolks

2 split English muffins

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon water

1 stick cold salted butter, cut into small pieces

Salt & white pepper to taste

Grated nutmeg for garnish (optional)

Poach the four whole eggs in barely simmering water until soft set. Toast the English muffins and keep warm.

Meanwhile prepare the sauce: Whisk the three egg yolks, fresh lemon juice and water in a heatproof glass (not metal) bowl set over a pot of boiling water. Slowly add the butter, a few pieces at a time , whisking continuously until the butter is incorporated.

add lemon juice
add butter

Continue to whisk and cook the sauce for another minute or two until it thickens. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Immediately remove from heat. Place an egg on each muffin half, cover with sauce, and grate fresh nutmeg on top if desired. Serve immediately.

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3/29/2015 5:25:47 PM

Lisa, where did you get your Welsummers that laid those beautiful eggs you hatched? Thanks. Please contact me at Thank you.

12/8/2013 3:25:47 PM

Lisa, eeeeh, I'm not sure that I'm quite ready to try eggs benedict. I have trouble with cooking and timing. It's one of the reasons I quite trying to do Thanksgiving dinner. Now I just accept the invitations to holiday dinners at their homes. Maybe if I just try this in stages. First would be to learn how to poach an egg. I think my Mom used to do that for herself. The English muffin is an easy thing. The sauce would be another learning process. Maybe I can work it into my breakfast schedule. ***** Have a eggs benedict day.