I have always has an infinity for cooking. I never considered myself a foodie, but leave me alone in the kitchen for too long and I may never come out. This quarantine has prompted the question, why didn’t I go to culinary school? several times. Something I toyed with on many occasions over the years. Since I have ample time to play chef to myself with the random ingredients I now have in my pantry, I’ve started recreating my favorite dining out foods at home. The only difference is I’m making better choices, like my homemade healthy eggs benedict recipe, rather than splurging on the traditional ingredients.
If you are not an eggs benny for breakfast kind of person, this isn’t your traditional eggs benny. However, you might like my healthy desserts if you want a new recipe and don’t know what to make. Since the pandemic the shortage of organic foods, and regular things I buy has been nearly impossible to find. But that hasn’t stopped me from making delicious food, because I never follow a recipe anyway.
For the tastiest healthy eggs benny all you need is:
- 8 pieces of low sodium turkey lunchmeat. 4 pieces of Canadian bacon for traditional recipe.
- 2 tablespoons chopped spinach, for garnish. Use parsley for traditional recipe.
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons white or rice vinegar
- 1 slice of gluten free bread. 2 English muffins for traditional recipe.
- No salt added butter
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter (if using salted butter, omit the added salt)
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Dash of cayenne or tabasco
I had to Google the easiest way to poach eggs so I will add a link to that here. I do have an egg poacher but this was 10 times faster. Since I was in a rush to go for a jog while the temperature was cooler outside I made a very simple, quick hollandaise sauce while my eggs were being poached. To make the hollandaise sauce beat egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne pepper/tabasco together in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth. Pour melted butter into the egg yolk mixture while whisking. Then, heat in microwave for 20 seconds and whisk again. Cook low sodium turkey in a skillet until browned on both sides. Toast, bake, or grill your gluten free bread. Once the eggs are ready top your bread with all of your ingredients, garnish with chopped spinach or parsley and enjoy!
Let me know what you think of your homemade eggs benny when you try this at home.
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