Healthy Eggs Benny Brunch
This past week, my Mom came out to visit Seri and I in the Hamptons. As you may remember from last weeks Blueberry-Pecan Galette post, she came fully prepped and ready to cook for us! Besides the Galette, one of my Mom's other specialties is her Eggs Benedict. Since Seri and I share a love of eggs, we decided that this was the perfect brunch idea.
My Moms recipe is a healthy version that she has always cooked and has become quite famous for amongst my friends. Whenever a friend comes to my parents house any time before noon, a polite yet non-negotiable request for her Eggs Benedict is made, and my saint-like Mother always complies. And last week she came through, yet again.
Here is what you will need: 1/4 cup plain non-fat yogurt (I used plain Chobani Greek Yogurt) 1/4 cup reduced-calorie mayo 2 tsp. skim milk 1/4 tsp. dry mustard dash of ground red pepper nonstick cooking spray 4 eggs 4 slice canadian bacon 2 English muffins, split and toasted
Here's what to do:
For the Healthy Hollandaise Sauce: 1) In a small saucepan, combine yogurt, mayo, milk, dry mustard and ground pepper - set aside.
2) If you have an egg poacher, spray with nonstick cooking spray and submerge in pan with boiling water. Break egg into the egg poacher and boil until eggs are poached and the yolks are runny to your liking. If you do not have an egg poacher, spray saucepan with nonstick spray, fill with water and bring to a boil. Crack eggs into small bowl and slide into boiling water. Simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until eggs look ready. 3) Meanwhile, in a large skillet, lightly brown Canadian bacon over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side, or until bacon is browned to your liking. 4) Once bacon is cooked and eggs are almost done being poached, warm your Hollandaise sauce and stir until just heated through, but do not boil. 5) Cut English muffins in half and toast. 6) Layer Canadian bacon and poached eggs on top of english muffin halves. Drizzle with warm Hollandaise sauce.
My Mom this recipe to feed all 3 of us, and I will warn you that it is difficult to keep the food warm while you are preparing food for everyone. I would recommend letting each guest eat their Eggs Benedict once it is ready, other wise you will have to microwave.