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The Best Brunch: Eggs Benedict

I love Eggs Benedict and order it at brunch all the time. I never, ever made it at home. To me, it was stuffy and labor intensive. Not to mention I had to poach eggs, which is the equivalent of retaking the SAT’s (they were hard for me). And whisking up a Hollandaise sauce can be on the complicated side. Two products have made this seemingly elaborate brunch staple easy, easy, easy. The Hamilton Beach® Egg Cooker will poach eggs to perfection while you toast the english muffins. No boiling water, adding vinegar, swirling or stirring needed. To see everything the Egg Cooker can do, watch the video below.

As for the sauce, our Single-Serve Blender allows you to put in all the ingredients, pulse a few times and have the creamy, buttery decadence that IS Hollandaise sauce. We served it with fruit-infused sparkling water and roasted asparagus. Trust me, try it at home (maybe for Mother’s Day?) and you will be amazed by the simplicity.

Eggs Benedict with Ham and Roasted Asparagus

Yield: Serves 1
Author: Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 English muffin, split, toasted
  • 4 slices baked ham
  • 6 spears asparagus, roasted
  • Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce (recipe follows)
  • Fresh dill

Instructions

  1. Poach eggs to desired doneness in egg cooker.
  2. Place English muffins, split-side up on a plate.
  3. Top each muffin with 2 slices of ham, 3 spears of asparagus trimmed to fit muffins and 1 poached egg.
  4. Drizzle with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce.
  5. Garnish with fresh dill.

Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Yield: Serves 2
Author: Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Microwave butter in a microwave safe container on HIGH for 1 minute.
  2. Place egg yolks and lemon juice in blender jar.
  3. Cover and blend on pulse a few times, then blend on HIGH for 1 minute, gradually adding melted butter until mixture is thickened and smooth.

We used the Hamilton Beach Egg Cooker to perfectly poach the eggs. The Egg Cooker also prepares soft, medium or hard-boiled eggs.

Other brunch recipes to try:

https://blog.hamiltonbeach.com/the-best-of-both-worlds-french-toast-waffles/

https://blog.hamiltonbeach.com/tater-tot-waffles-will-rock-your-brunch-world/

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