Thursday, April 14, 2011

Baby's First Benny!

Just a quick note to share the pride (mixed with shame).  I made my first Eggs Blackstone at home!  Now, I haven't had eggs or fish in my fridge in nearly six months, but the other day I got an uncontrollable craving for my favourite breakfast dish, and thought I'd tackle it myself.
I deleted the rude thing on my counter for you

Verdict: tricky!  I have a lot of respect for those who work the brunch shift at restaurants, and crank out dishes like this every day.  The timing of having everything ready at once is very delicate, and I'd worked up a sweat by the time I could finally sit down and eat.  Would the eggs be too runny?  The salmon too cold?  Would the Hollandaise get clumpy?
So I proved to myself that it can be done and- although I'll never do it again-I was quite proud of myself :)
Do you really need a recipe for this?  
Buy some smoked salmon!
Make some toast!
Make some hollandaise (2 egg yolks + 1 tbsp lemon juice stirred constantly over low/med heat until it's "saucy".  Then add 1/4 cup of butter or earth balance and stir like crazy until all is incorporated  Add salt. pepper and chili powder or paprika to taste.  Use IMMEDIATELY!)   
Poach two eggs!
Combine and eat!
Nap! (You deserve it)