Today is the last day of #BrunckWeek! I hope you’ve enjoyed it and that you’ve gotten some great brunch recipes from all of us! I’m finishing up the week with a dish that my sister in law reminded me of a few weeks ago!
She went down to the beach and stopped into a little place for breakfast one morning and had Eggs Benedict for the first time and loved it! I hadn’t really ever thought about making Eggs Benedict for the blog but it just goes to show you that even those recipes that you think are boring or those meals that make you think “everyone’s had that before” can be brand new to some people!
The first time I remember having Eggs Benedict was back when I worked at Rockola Cafe when I was in college. We were normally a lunch and dinner only type of restaurant and then the people at corporate decided that we needed to serve brunch too! We had things on the menu like, waffles, sausage links, fruit and eggs benedict!
At the time I remember thinking that hollindase sauce was just an odd looking thing and wondering why anyone would want to pour that all over eggs for breakfast. We had to taste test things too so that we could tell our guests about the dishes and I also remember that Eggs Benedict wasn’t my favorite thing on the menu. It wasn’t bad but it just didn’t stand out as being awesome.
Now that I’m really into cooking though, I thought maybe I should give Eggs Benedict another shot. After all, I could make it in my kitchen now and see if I liked it any more now than I did then! I’ve actually started to like poached eggs now so that’s another plus! Bring on the Eggs Benedict!
Last Sunday, BigBear and I decided to try our hand at making our own Eggs Benedict. First we tried to make the hollandaise sauce in the blender. Yep, in the blender! I had heard such great things about “Blender Hollandaise Sauce” but I have to be honest and let you know that that method just did not work for me.
Maybe I did something wrong? I’m not sure, but after a try at that I decided to just stick with the traditional way for making hollandaise!
I made this batch of hollandaise sauce on the stove with a “double broiler” method and I liked it a lot more!
So, I leave you with this…. a plate of wonderful Eggs Benedict for your Saturday morning brunch and a link to that great #BrunchWeek giveaway that’s still going on! Happy Saturday!
Here are some other tasty #BrunchWeek recipe for today!
Individual bourbon Bacon Bread Pudding from The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Maple Coconut Granola from That Skinny chick Can Bake
Cheese Blintzes with Mixed Berries from It’s Yummi!
Blueberry Scones from Roxana’s Home Baking
Almond Cake from Real Housemoms
Orzo Veggie Salad from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Fennel-Kissed Lemon Tart with Salted Hazelnut Crust from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
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