Paleo Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise

Eggs Benedict

 Eggs Benedict

Serves: Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

Benedict: Eggs can be poached and chilled up to 2 days before serving.

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 4 Snackin’ Free White or Wheat style bread rolls, halved
  • 16 slices smoked salmon canadian bacon  (can use turkey, Procuitto or other deli style meat)
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives or finely chopped green onion

Hollandaise Sauce:

  • ½ cup butter flavored palm shortening or ghee
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)
  • 1/2 tablespoon sweet paprika (optional)
  • Sea salt

Directions:

Benedict:

  1. Fill a medium bowl halfway with warm water.
  2. Fill a 4 quart saucepan halfway with water, stir in white vinegar and bring to a gentle simmer.
  3. Break each egg into a small dish. Slide one egg into saucepan and immediately push the white around the yolk with a slotted spoon to form an oval shape.
  4. Poach egg for 2 minutes for runny yolks, or 3 to 4 minutes for firm yolks.
  5. Immediately transfer poached egg to bowl with warm water. Repeat with remaining eggs. (Multiple eggs can be poached at the same time, however for more perfect eggs, poaching 1 to 2 eggs at a time is recommended.)
  6. To serve, lift eggs from the warm water with a slotted spoon, one egg at a time and dab the back of the spoon onto a double layer of paper towels to drain off the excess water, trim any rough edges, if desired.
  7. ** Eggs can be poached and chilled up to 2 days before serving.

Hollandaise Sauce:

  1. Melt the shortening or ghee in a small saucepan until very hot.
  2. Combine the egg yolks, lemon juice and cayenne or paprika in the base of a blender.
  3. Blend the egg yolk mixture until it lightens in color, about 30 seconds.
  4. With the blender running, slowly pour in the hot butter until the sauce is creamy.
  5. If the sauce is too thick, thin with a little water or additional lemon juice.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt.

Assemble Benedict:

  1. Split the Snackin’ Free Bread of choice and divide between 4 plates, top each English muffin with 2 slices smoked salmon, Canadian bacon or ham and then a poached egg, spoon hollandaise over each egg and garnish with minced chives.
  2. Serve immediately.