How to Create a Stellar Eggs Benedict Bar Slideshow
April 15, 2013
It's All About the Poach
First things first, you’ll need to learn how to poach an egg — which is no easy task, but once mastered will open up new doors to your culinary adventures. Luckily, our lovely Cook editor Anne Dolce has you covered there. After you master the poach, it would be best to poach eggs ahead of time and then reheat them for your guests before serving; this allows you to spend more time with your guests.
The Right Fixings
Next, decide on your fixings. There’s the classic eggs Benedict, which has ham, eggs, and an English muffin, but the options skyrocket from there. There’s a Florentine, which calls for spinach, and then there’s the Nova, which calls for lox… the list goes on and on. So it’s best to decide how many options you’re giving your guests before you get carried away. Here’s a list of a few ingredients that have proven themselves successful when used in a Benedict and are perfect for a bar...
It’s All About the Bread
Sure, the English muffin is the go-to, but it doesn’t end there. Brioche, waffles, croissants, and savory scones all work as well and bring their own spin to the dish. Have a toaster oven plugged in if guests want a warm, crisp piece of bread.
Ham, bacon, chorizo, or prosciutto. Choose your preferred meat and pile it on.
Spinach, asparagus, chard. Sauté the greens beforehand with garlic and oil for guests and serve them warm.
Smoked salmon, avocado, lobster, crabcakes, goat cheese. All of these make great items between the bread, but the poached lobster or crabcakes could make for a perfect substitute for bread as well.
Top It All Off With
Hollandaise heres a great recipe.
Garnish, Baby, Garnish
Paprika is the garnish for the original, but chopped fresh chives, parsley, or scallions would work well also.
When All is Said and Done..
Take these great ingredients and create some stellar eggs Benedict dishes! Here's a few great recipes to inspire you.