April 16 is Eggs Benedict Day! Stars0 reviews (Do you like this day? Rate it!)

Eggs Benedict Day April 16th is National Eggs Benedict Day...a day to enjoy eggs with hollandaise sauce, Canadian bacon and English muffins. Eggs benedict was created in New York City 100 years ago. Many people have never had eggs benedict before, and might not even be able to tell you what it is.

Celebrate today by eating eggs benedict! Surprisingly enough, there's even a computer game you can play to make eggs benedict.

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Make Eggs Benedict

Make Eggs Benedict
What You'll Need:
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1-3/4 T lemon juice
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 T water
  • 1/2 c butter, melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 4 strips canadian style bacon or ham
  • 2 English muffins, split

How To Make:

1. To Make Hollandaise: Fill the bottom of a double boiler part-way with water. Make sure that water does not touch the top pan. Bring water to a gentle simmer. In the top of the double boiler, whisk together egg yolks, lemon juice, white pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and water.

2. Add the melted butter to egg yolk mixture 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time while whisking yolks constantly. If hollandaise begins to get too thick, add a teaspoon or two of hot water. Continue whisking until all butter is incorporated. Whisk in salt, then remove from heat. Place a lid on pan to keep sauce warm.

3. Preheat oven on broiler setting. To Poach Eggs: Fill a large saucepan with 3 inches of water. Bring water to a gentle simmer, then add vinegar. Carefully break eggs into simmering water, and allow to cook for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Yolks should still be soft in center. Remove eggs from water with a slotted spoon and set on a warm plate.

4. While eggs are poaching, brown the bacon in a medium skillet over medium-high heat and toast the English muffins on a baking sheet under the broiler.

5. Spread toasted muffins with softened butter, and top each one with a slice of bacon, followed by one poached egg. Place 2 muffins on each plate and drizzle with hollandaise sauce. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve immediately.

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