Mother’s Day Recipe: Easy Eggs Benedict

May 8, 2014

Portobello mushroom brie eggs benedictMother’s Day is coming up this Sunday. One of the best things you can do is show her some love with breakfast in bed! Chef Aaron tells us how to make Easy Eggs Benedict (this is something the kids can do with dad’s supervision too!). Watch Chef Aaron prepare this for KUTV’s Fresh Living by clicking HERE.

Easy Eggs Benedict
Mother's Day Recipe
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Hollandaise Sauce Ingredients
  1. 1 egg yolk
  2. 1 tsp. water or lemon juice
  3. 1/8 tsp. salt (or one pinch)
  4. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick or 4 oz.)
  5. 1 pinch cayenne pepper
Directions
  1. 1. Using a wand mixer and tall skinny container that will accommodate the mixer (the mixer will usually come with one but wide mouth mason jar will also do the trick) place egg yolk, water, and salt into container.
  2. 2. Heat butter to 220F in microwave or in a small sauce pan.
  3. 3. Place mixer into container and turn on.
  4. 4. Start slowly pouring in butter with a steady stream.
  5. 5. The heat from the butter will cook the egg.
  6. 6. Add a pinch of cayenne and serve immediately.
  7. 7. Hollandaise will not store well and should be used fresh. It will hold as long as you keep it warm. Discard after two hours.
Eggs Benedict Ingredients
  1. 8 slices prosciutto crudo (raw- available at our deli case)
  2. 4 English muffins split
  3. 8 eggs
  4. Salt and pepper, to taste
  5. Hollandaise sauce, recipe above
  6. Fresh chopped parsley or chervil (parsleys delicate cousin available in our produce department)
Directions
  1. 1. Brown the prosciutto in a medium skillet and toast the English muffins, cut sides down in skillet or pan. They will cook very quickly (almost less than a minute).
  2. 2. Move to a plate with a paper towel to soak up excess oil.
  3. 3. Fill a 10-inch nonstick skillet half full of water.
  4. 4. Bring to a delicate poaching temp (small bubbles).
  5. 5. Get a small saucer and place a square piece of plastic wrap centered over the saucer.
  6. 6. Crack the egg onto the plastic wrap in the saucer to form a little pool and gently gather the edges and twist close into a little packet.
  7. 7. Seal with a chip clip or clothes pin.
  8. 8. Place egg bundle in water and cook until egg is set (about five minutes).
  9. 9. Remove egg from bundle gently.
  10. 10. To assemble: Lay a slice prosciutto on top of each muffin half, followed by a poached egg. Top eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce.
After you serve mom her delicious breakfast, you’ll want to also give her a fabulous gift
  1. • Want something unique for your mom? We offer several special Mother’s Day floral arrangements and can also create unique custom designs to fit every taste and budget.
  2. • If you don’t know what kind of flowers she’ll like, our designers can give you plenty of suggestions.
  3. • From roses to tulips, and daisies to lilies—they’ll be sure to help you find exactly what you need.
  4. • If flowers aren’t her thing, you can pick up a gift card for cooking school classes.
  5. • Harmons Cooking Schools are located at Bangerter Crossing, Station Park, and City Creek store locations.
  6. • Class options include basic cooking skills, seasonal and ethnic interests, private classes, kids events and more.
  7. • Plus, on Saturday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., you can bring your kids to any Harmons location for free cake decorating.
  8. • Children will be able to decorate their own small cake for mom and make a 5x7 card as well.
  9. • Make your mom feel special this Mother’s Day. Pick up some beautiful flowers, get a cooking school gift card, or have the kids decorate a special cake at Harmons!
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