Simple Eggs Benedict
|Cooked ham slices||8 (Thick)|
|Eggs||8 , poached|
|Cold water||1 Tablespoon|
|Butter||4 Ounce, softened|
|Cayenne pepper||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
|Lemon juice||1 Teaspoon|
|Single cream||1 Tablespoon|
Preheat the oven to very cool 275°F (Gas Mark 1, 140°C).
Preheat the grill [broiler] to high.
Place the ham slices on the grill [broiler] pan and grill [broil] them for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.
Transfer the ham slices to an ovenproof dish and put it in the oven to keep warm.
To prepare the sauce, in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of hot water, beat the egg yolks and the water together with a wire whisk until the mixture is pale.
Gradually beat in the butter, in small pieces.
Continue beating until the sauce begins to thicken.
Add the salt, cayenne and lemon juice.
Beat in the cream.
Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside.
Toast the crumpets [muffins] and spread them with the butter.
Arrange the crumpets [muffins] on warmed plates.
Place a slice of ham on each crumpet [muffin] and top with a poached egg.
Spoon a little of the sauce over each crumpet [muffin] and serve at once.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 3147 Calories from Fat 1633
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 185 g284.4%
Saturated Fat 92.9 g464.3%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 2561.8 mg853.9%
Sodium 3136 mg130.7%
Total Carbohydrates 246 g82.2%
Dietary Fiber 24.8 g99.4%
Sugars 12 g
Protein 143 g285.5%
Vitamin A 130.3% Vitamin C 4.8%
Calcium 127.5% Iron 133.4%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet