Honeymoon eggs Benedict

    30 min

    This is more or less the eggs Benedict dish my husband and I had on our honeymoon. Eight years later, we still make it for brunch! Buttery croissants replace bread muffins and asparagus spears add a fresh crunch.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 12 fresh asparagus spears
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 large croissants, split
    • 4 slices lean bacon, cooked
    • 120g grated Asiago cheese
    • 120ml prepared hollandaise sauce

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover pan and bring the water to the boil. Add asparagus, cover and steam until just tender, 2 to 6 minutes depending on thickness.
    2. Fill a large saucepan with 8cm of water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, pour in the vinegar and keep the water at a gentle simmer. Stir in salt until dissolved. Crack an egg into a small bowl and gently slip the egg into the simmering water, holding the bowl just above the surface of the water. Repeat with the remaining eggs. Poach the eggs until the whites are firm and the yolks have thickened but are not hard, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the eggs from the water with a slotted spoon, drain on plate lined with kitchen roll to remove excess water, then place onto a warm plate.
    3. Preheat the oven grill and set the oven shelf on the top rack.
    4. Arrange croissant halves on a baking tray. Top each with 1 poached egg, 1 slice lean bacon, 3 spears asparagus and some grated cheese.
    5. Grill until cheese is melted and beginning to crisp, 2 to 3 minutes.
    6. Heat hollandaise sauce in a saucepan over medium heat until bubbly and hot, about 5 minutes. Serve sauce poured over poached eggs.

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    Reviews in English (10)


    I made it with toasted English muffins and it was still awesome!!! Thought it was going to be a lot more then it was... I will different make this again!  -  24 Feb 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Sounds great as written. I had the croissants, no ham, no asiago, so...subs were..smoked salmon and more heavy on the holandaise. Was yum, will try as written on next round Not all of us get ''asparagus pee''. Funny thing !! As a nurse the doc's used to laugh at all the chart reports of foul urine after a favorite dish was served similar to this recipe, to the patients.  -  19 Feb 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious  -  16 Feb 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)