Brisket Eggs Benedict...8:06 PM
I had never had eggs benedict. It is one of those dishes that I am familiar with seeing over and over again online but something about the poached egg turned me off. It was not until about a year ago that I actually started to appreciate and enjoy eggs sunny side up.
Eggs Benedict is one of those dishes that I always felt was the epitome of having brunch at a fancy restaurant. Maybe that is why I have never attempted to make it but I thought, today, why not and why not use a nice smoked bbq brisket instead of the traditional ham.
To make this process easy, I used Sadler's BBQ Brisket...I found it at WalMart. It is already cooked and sliced. It is a bit pricey, but so worth it because the taste is amazingly good!
It looks like this:
Of course, if you are like my mom, you can bbq or smoke your own brisket. My mom makes a killer brisket for holidays.
I started by just warming my slices of brisket in a pan.
I also tasted my english muffins in the drippings left by the brisket (which is not a lot).
Now...poaching an egg....this is the part that actually intimidated me. I had never poached eggs before and really thought is was going to be some difficult process, but you know what...it was so easy!
You will need to use fresh eggs. If your egg is not fresh, once you drop it in the water, it will look like you are making egg drop soup.
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Once it begins boiling, lower the heat to medium/medium low. Add one cap of vinegar (this keeps egg whites together) and a tsp of salt. stir and once the water has lowered from boiling, drop in your egg. If a few strands break away, don't worry, you can scoop them out. Once the whites turn well, white, you can use a stirring spoon to turn the egg. You want to cook the egg for 7 minutes. Remove from water.
For the hollandaise sauce, I used this recipe found over at She Knows... I followed the steps precisely and was very happy with the results. If you want to make this even easier, you can purchase Knorr Hollandaise Mix at your grocery store. I have not tried it but I know Knorr makes awesome sauces and seasoning mixes.
Once your sauce is done, assemble your brisket eggs benedict. These were absolutely delicious and I will be making these again very soon and they will be at my next brunch with friends and family.