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Sausage & Eggs Benedict


This recipe is from our member Fairburns Eggs and developed for them by Rachel Green.

Sausage & Eggs Benedict

Ingredients

  • 8 Lincolnshire pork sausages
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 English muffins
  • Softened butter
  • For the hollandaise sauce: 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 250g unsalted butter, diced and chilled
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt & black pepper (optional)

Method

  • Preheat the grill.
  • First make the hollandaise sauce. Place the egg yolks and lemon juice in a fairly large bowl and season. Whisk all the ingredients until they have blended together. Place over a pan of just simmering water, making sure that the bowl is not in contact with the water. Whisk in the butter, a few cubes at a time, until the sauce begins to thicken. Continue adding the butter, whisking all the time and adding a splash of water if the hollandaise looking like it is becoming too thick. If the sauce begins to separate, remove from the heat immediately and add a teaspoon of cold water to the mixture. Once all of the butter has been incorporated, season to taste with sea salt and lemon juice. Remove from the heat and keep the hollandaise warm.
  • Next, prepare the eggs and sausages. Preheat the grill to a moderate heat and grill the sausages for 10-15 minutes. At the same time, poach the eggs in a large saucepan of barely simmering water to which you have added the white wine vinegar and the salt. You will have to do this in several batches. When the egg and sausages are almost ready, cut the muffins in half and place them in the toaster or under the grill. When the muffins have been lightly toasted, butter them generously and place in the middle of a warmed plate.
  • Remove the sausages from the grill and place on top of each half muffin. Place a poached egg on top of the sausages and finally spoon the warm hollandaise sauce over the egg. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper or a twist of freshly ground black pepper and serve immediately.
  • A delicious breakfast or brunch dish.