Asparagus Eggs Benedict Recipe

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Asparagus Eggs Benedict Recipe
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Asparagus Eggs Benedict Recipe

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This is a favorite springtime Sunday brunch item at our house. If I'm not in a time crunch, I will make a hollandaise sauce from scratch. —Mark Morgan
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 envelope hollandaise sauce mix
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • Paprika

Directions

Place asparagus in a steamer basket. Place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Set aside.
Prepare hollandaise sauce according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, bring 2-3 in. water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer gently. Break cold eggs, one at a time, into a custard cup or saucer. Holding the dish close to the surface of the water, slip the eggs, one at a time, into the water.
Cook, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until the whites are completely set and the yolks begin to thicken. With a slotted spoon, lift each egg out of the water.
To assemble, place 4 pieces of asparagus on each muffin half; top with a poached egg; sprinkle with cheese. Top each with about 3 tablespoons hollandaise sauce; garnish with paprika. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Eggs Benedict in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p172

  • 12 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 envelope hollandaise sauce mix
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • Paprika
  1. Place asparagus in a steamer basket. Place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water; bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Set aside.
  2. Prepare hollandaise sauce according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, bring 2-3 in. water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer gently. Break cold eggs, one at a time, into a custard cup or saucer. Holding the dish close to the surface of the water, slip the eggs, one at a time, into the water.
  3. Cook, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes or until the whites are completely set and the yolks begin to thicken. With a slotted spoon, lift each egg out of the water.
  4. To assemble, place 4 pieces of asparagus on each muffin half; top with a poached egg; sprinkle with cheese. Top each with about 3 tablespoons hollandaise sauce; garnish with paprika. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus Eggs Benedict in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p172

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kdamerson User ID: 1783932 151615
Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"This is my new favorite spring brunch recipe! quick and easy for beginners too. And if you use the poaching envelopes they used at the TOH cooking schools - its pretty much fool proof! Will be making this ALOT!"

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RBenner User ID: 3714201 145773
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2011

"I surprised my husband with this breakfast today for Valentine's Day. It was a big hit!!"

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