Wednesday, January 16, 2008

cas' savory eggs benedict

I hate eggs benedict! I think it's gross to put mayonaisse on slimy, sloppy aigs! So I created this new twist on eggs benedict to make it not only edible, but delicious.

You'll need:
Two english muffins
Four eggs
Eight thick cut slices of bacon
Half and half
A bunch of Gruyere cheese, grated
Salt and Pepper
Fresh chives or basil
Fresh tomato, diced

Chop the fresh herbs and tomato. Set aside.
Fry the bacon 'til crispy. Drain it. Crumble four pieces into bits.
Poach the eggs, but actually cook 'em most of the way through so they're not slimy and sloppy.
While the eggs are cooking, begin toasting the muffins and making the cheese sauce:
The cheese sauce is really easy to make! Just begin by making a roux (melt butter in a medium saucepan and mix in flour until it's a nice, sort of thick consistency). Remove saucepan from heat and slowly begin to add half and half. Move saucepan back onto burner on low heat. Continue to add half and half until cheesesauce-like consistency is obtained. Add salt and pepper to taste. Last, add shredded Gruyere until cheesiness is ideal. If you live in a rural no man's land like I do, you can always substitute baby swiss for gruyere.

Now you're ready to assemble these delicious babies.
Place split muffins on plate. Put one egg on each muffin. Pour cheese sauce liberally over egg/muffin stack. Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top, then tomatoes, then fresh chopped herbs. Serve with bacon on the side. Delicious!

1 comment:

Min said...

This sounds excellent! Next time I get anywhere with a decent store, I'm buyin' Gruyere. I think we're out...

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