Asparagus Eggs Benedict

SERVINGS: 6-8
DIFFICULTY: Easy
TIME: 1 hr
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SERVINGS

Easy
DIFFICULTY

35min
TIME

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of Ayco Farms Organic Asparagus
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 3 slices of ham
  • Chives for garnishing

Hollandaise Sauce

  • 2 large egg yolks
  • ¼ of a cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Preparation

  1. Break each egg into separate small bowls and set aside.
  2. Trim the bottom ½-inch of the Ayco Farms asparagus stalks, then slice them thinly lengthwise.
  3. Bring a deep skillet of water to a boil.
  4. Cook the asparagus in the boiling water for 5 minutes, until bright green and tender.
  5. Remove asparagus with a slotted spoon, then add the 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the water and reduce the heat to a low simmer.
  6. Carefully slide each of the 3 large egg into skillet, one at a time, being careful not to brake the yolk.
  7. Cover the pan, remove from the heat, and allow the eggs to cook for 7-9 minutes, until the whites are set and the yolks are still soft.
  8. Remove eggs and place on a paper towel for drainage. 

Make the Sauce

  1. Pour boiling water into a blender, then cover and let sit for 10 minutes. Dump out the water and dry the container thoroughly.
  2. Blend the 2 large egg yolks with the 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, salt, and paprika.
  3. With the blender running on low, slowly pour in the 1/4  of a cup melted butter.
  4. Blend for about 30 seconds until the sauce has thickened and the butter is well incorporated. An immersion blender works really well for this. The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.
  5. To assemble, place 3 pieces of asparagus on each muffin half; top with ham and a poached egg; drizzle with about 3 tablespoons hollandaise sauce; garnish with chives . Serve immediately and enjoy!

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