Unexpected desire to leave the house and eggs benedict

Eggs benedict was never a favourite dish of mine. This was probably because poached eggs were never a thing in our house when I grew up. Thanks to Ürün, I am trying to learn new things, and this is one of them.

You drag me to a meeting? Then I shall eat

My breaking point was during a breakfast at Apex Hotel in London. I saw eggs benedict on a menu at the hotel we for staying for a meeting, to which I was basically dragged. As I usually do in these circumstances, I tried to direct my feelings to food and wanted to something that would please me. Then I saw the eggs benedict in the menu and ordered it. It came as two poached eggs and a large slice of ham, on a huge pancake and covered in marvellous looking hollandaise sauce. Leo, who had recently joined the office back then and did not have the chance to eat with me before, gave me a baffled look and said “are you gonna eat that thing for breakfast?!” me. My colleagues who knew too well and I had a good laugh but some of them laughed really hard (not appreciated!). Anyways, I didn’t mind and went straight ahead. It was delicious. I did not look at Leo when I came back from the buffet with some honey and jam, in order to avoid the WTF moment in his face.

The key moment while eating poached eggs is the cutting. When the golden yolk lets itself out of the white skin, it not only waters your mouth but provides a very artistic moment as well.

“Dude wake up, we gotto go!”

So, why did I write about a food I ate 6 months ago? Because Mickey had to go outside. I will explain: our four-legged son has a habit, which is highly appreciated. If he needs to go outside for toilet while we are sleeping, instead of doing it inside the house, he wakes us up with a very panciked look in his face. When he does that it is always strange to run outside in your PJs and stuff, but it is a lot better to clean a mess in the living room. He used to wake me up withthat funny look but for the last year he started waking Ürün up instead (thanks man!). This morning he apparently gave the look to Ürün at 7 AM and Ürün had to take him out as I was sleeping like a log. Since she is a very capable and nice person :), she took the sous vide machine out and prepared eggs benedict for us!

Hollandaise sauce was amazing, although we had to water it a bit since Ürün did not follow the recipe exactly, but it should not be a problem if you follow it carefully. Eggs were a bit hard and we unfortunately could not have the critical moment of the yolk. I suggest do not use sous vide for the eggs, classic way of poaching is a lot easier and risk free.

Bread and pancakes are tricky with a ketogenic diet but not impossible. We found an online recipe for English muffins with almond flour and it turned out to be quite nice, with one caveat. The original recipe had too many eggs, I lowered it by 20%.

Long story short, let me thank my beloved Ürün for this wonderful breakfast surprise. You will find the recipe below.

PS: You do not need a sous vide machine for this. I provided an explanation for non-sous vide cooking option.

PS 2: Türkçesi için tıklayın.

Eggs benedict

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 2 hours
Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • 8 eggs
  • 4 slices of ham
  • dill
  • ------English muffin----------
  • 16 table spoons of almond flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 table spoons of butter
  • 2 tea spoons of baking powder
  • -----Hollandaise sauce--------------
  • 40 grams of vinegar
  • 25 grams of echalots
  • 150 grams of butter
  • 60 grams of water
  • 3 egg yolks

Method

  1. First prepare the sauce. Dİce the echalot and cook it with vinegar until the vinegar is redcued roughly by half and discard the echalots. Put the vinegar and the rest of the ingredients in a bag and cook sous vide at 64 degrees for two hours. If you do not have a sous vide machine, put everything in a bowl over steaming pan (bain marie) and cook while whisking until it gets the right texture. Keep the temp relatively low.
  2. Then the muffins. Mix all the ingredients, add some milk if it is too hard. Put butter in four small round cups na dthen add the mixture evenly. Cook in the oven at 180 celcius until it is golden brown.
  3. Poach the eggs. First the muffins, then the ham, then the eggs, then the sauce and finally add the dill. Enjoy!

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