These Asparagus Eggs Benedict are so easy to make when you try my blender Hollandaise sauce. The addition of asparagus to this Eggs Benedict recipe adds so much flavor!
Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see how you could win $5000 in the Egglands Best Foodtography contest!
I love eggs…always have. A nice hard-boiled egg (with just a tiny sprinkling of salt) as a snack can give me enough protein to power through for another few hours. I love when I cut in to a poached egg sitting atop some toast and the creamy yolk oozes out, soaking the toast in flavor.
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They are the perfect eggs for poaching!
As you know, Eggs Benedict require poached eggs and it took me 45 years to finally figure out how to poach the perfect egg – the wire mesh strainer method! If you have your own method of poaching eggs, then I say “Go For It!”. But I'm using a wire strainer!
The key to a great eggs Benedict recipe is the sauce and my blender Hollandaise sauce is the easiest recipe that you will ever make – even easier than those powder packets, because you don't have to stand over a stove stirring for 20 minutes.
I used my Blendtec to make my Hollandaise sauce, but any blender will do, as long as the lid has a hole in the top that will allow you to drizzle in the butter.
Anyway, on to the recipe…and don't forget to scroll down to see how you could win $5000 in the Egglands Best Foodtography contest!
- 4 eggs
- 4 slices Canadian bacon
- 2 English muffins, spit (store-bought or you can use my English Muffin recipe)
- 12 - 16 fresh asparagus spears
- 2 large egg yolks
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp warm water
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter
- Snap the top 5" - 6" of the asparagus spears off (you can use the bottom parts in another recipe like my creamy asparagus soup)
- In a shallow saucepan, bring ¾ cup water to a simmer. Add the asparagus and cover. Let steam for 3 minutes. Transfer the asparagus to a bowl of ice water and set aside.
- Lightly toast the English Muffin halves
- Poach the eggs according to your preferred method (I like the wire mesh strainer method)
- While the eggs are poaching, make the Hollandaise sauce (see below for instructions)
- Place a piece of Canadian bacon on top of an English Muffin half.
- Top with 3-4 pieces of asparagus.
- Carefully place a poached egg on top of the asparagus.
- Pour a ¼ of the Hollandaise sauce over the egg
- Place the egg yollks, water, lemon juice and salt in a blender and blend until frothy
- Melt and heat the butter until it is bubbling slightly, but not yet starting to brown
- Turn the blender back on and slowly drizzle the butter in to the egg yolk mixture
- Continue blending until the sauce has emulsified
- Serve immediately
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Disclosure: Eggland’s Best provided me with a coupon for free Eggland’s Best eggs as well as a Visa gift card to facilitate this post. All opinions are, as always, my own.