Eggs Benedict California

Eggs Benedict California
Staff Writer

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This California-version of eggs Benedict is from Sandi of All the Good Blog Names Are Taken.

 

Notes

*If you don't have a favorite recipe for hollaindaise sauce, try this one

Ingredients

  • eggs
  • English muffin
  • 4  Teaspoons  crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2  avocado, thinly sliced
  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1  Teaspoon  olive oil
  • Fennel leaves, for garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1-2  Teaspoon  vinegar
  • 3  Tablespoons  hollandaise sauce*

Directions

Fill a medium-sized skillet or cast-iron pan with about 2 inches of water and add the vinegar. Bring to a simmer, and slowly crack each of the eggs into the simmering water. Cook for 3 minutes for soft yolks. 

Meanwhile, toast the English muffin. When it's toasted, sprinkle each 1/2 with goat cheese. Remove the poached eggs from the water using a slotted spoon, and gently place 1 on each goat cheese-sprinkled half. 

In a small sauté pan, heat the oil for 1 minute and place the tomato halves into the pan cut side down. Cook for 1 minutes so that the tomatoes begin to caramelize, then flip and allow to cook for 1 minute more on the outside. 

Place the egg-topped muffins side by side on a plate and arrange the avocado slices between the 2 eggs. Top with the caramelized tomatoes, drizzle with the hollandaise sauce, and serve. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
10g
14%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
21g
16%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
15µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
41mg
4%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
25µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
8mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
59mg
8%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
782mg
52%
Water
36g
1%

Eggs Benedict Shopping Tip

The fresher the better. Eggs in supermarkets don't even have half the flavor of fresh eggs. Try to make some time and head to the nearest farmer's market and treat yourself to some farm fresh eggs. They may be pricier but you get every cent back in flavor and a golden orange yolk.

Eggs Benedict Cooking Tip

With eggs, cooking at a low temperature is almost always preferred. It allows the eggs to keep better texture. Also if you ever mix your uncooked and hard boiled eggs, do not fret. A trick to distinguish the two is a spin on the counter top. Hard boiled eggs will spin with ease while uncooked eggs won't get any momentum.