Customizable Eggs Benedict Bar

The holidays are here!
Impress party-goers with an easy, fun & customizable eggs benedict bar.

The fall and winter holiday party season has begun. That means festive gatherings with family and friends – and of course great food.

While planning your holiday get-togethers, don’t forget to pick up an extra dozen eggs for creating special holiday breakfasts, brunches and parties that will impress your guests. With minimal prep time, you can create a special eggs benedict breakfast bar where they can create their own personalized masterpiece.

Not only are eggs delicious, they’re a nutritional powerhouse; one large egg provides 6 grams of high-quality protein and all 9 essential amino acids.i They’re also included in all three healthy eating patterns recommended in the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. ii

With just a dozen eggs, six English muffins and customized toppings like bacon, smoked salmon, crabmeat and lobster, you can create an unforgettable gathering your loved ones will be raving about all year.

Eggs Benedict Bar

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

What You Need:

12 EGGS
6 English muffins, split and toasted

Hollandaise Sauce:
3 EGG YOLKS
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup (1 stick) firm cold butter, cut into 8 pieces
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. sweet paprika
Dash pepper

Here’s How:

  1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. ADD 1 tbsp. water to each cup of 12-cup muffin pan. CRACK egg into each cup. BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until egg whites are set but yolks are still runny or until desired doneness. COOL for 1 minute. REMOVE each egg using slotted spoon and place on paper towel­­-lined plate to drain.
  2. Hollandaise:
    WHISK egg yolks, water and lemon juice in small saucepan until blended.  COOK over very low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture bubbles at the edges. STIR IN butter, 1 piece at a time, until butter is melted and until sauce is thickened.  REMOVE from heat immediatelySTIR in salt, paprika and pepper.
  3. TOP each English muffin half with Customized Toppings (see Insider Information), oven-poached egg and Hollandaise.

Enjoy!

Insider Information

Customized Toppings:

Protein: Cooked canadian bacon slices, cooked crispy bacon, smoked salmon slices, crabmeat, lobster or caviar.

Vegetables: Sautéed spinach or kale, or avocado slices.

Herbs and Seasonings: Fresh chives, tarragon or basil, chopped capers, black olives or sun-dried tomatoes. Cajun, Tex-Mex, Italian, harissa, herbes de Provence, curry powder or za’atar spice mix.

Nutrition Information

Per 1/6 of recipe

Calories 590
Fat 45g
Cholesterol 605mg
Sodium 750mg
Carbohydrate 28g
Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 19g

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i US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 2011. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 23. Online. Available at: Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page, http://www.ars.usda.gov/main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-35-45-00. Accessed April 28, 2015.

ii U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition. December 2015. Available at: http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/

Customizable Eggs Benedict Bar