Sunday, May 19, 2019

Western Ham and Egg Benedict

What meal does Mom want more than any other? Dad, why don’t you make her this Western Ham and Egg Benedict...she’ll love you for it. You can make the hollandaise with a bought mix or if your feeling adventurous make your own. Serves 4 Total Time: 17 minutes


4 frozen biscuits
4 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped and divided
1 1oz package hollandaise sauce mix or make your own. See this recipe: Gordon Ramsay Hollandaise Sauce 
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup cooked hame, chopped
1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
4 large eggs
2 cups loosely packed arugula
1 small avocado, sliced
Black pepper, to taste


Bake biscuits according to package. Combine melted butter, 1 tablespoons chives; split biscuits, and brush with mixture. Place biscuits, buttered side up on a baking sheet and bake at 375°F for 5 minutes or until toasted.

Meanwhile, prepare Hollandaise according to package, using milk and lemon juice but omit the butter. Sauté ham in skillet over med- heat 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir ham and red pepper, if using, into Hollandaise sauce; keep warm. Add water to a depth of 2 inches in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and maintain at a light simmer. Add 1/2 teas white vinegar. Break eggs one at a time into a large serving spoon, and slip carefully into the water. Simmer 3-5 minutes or to desired doneness. Remove with slotted spoon. Trim edges with sharp knife.

To Serve: Place bottom biscuit halves, buttered side up on 4 warmed plates. Top with arugula, slices of avocado (if using), and then poached eggs. Pour the Hollandaise mixture evenly over eggs. Sprinkle with remain chives and black pepper to taste. Serve remaining biscuit halves on side. Yum Yum!

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