Tom (my Tom) tried the Eggs Benedict one week and got hooked. It's all he'll order now. And he talks about it a lot. So yesterday he decided that he was going to make Eggs Benedict for dinner. This makes me laugh because neither one of us really likes eggs. I can handle scrambled, but poached eggs? The thought kind of gives me the shivers.
But I came home last night and he had all 4 burners going and english muffins in the toaster. Having never made it before, I think the hardest part for him was estimating the timing for each part. And he's not exactly used to someone hovering over him with a camera while he cooks. We ended up having everything ready (yes, I lent a hand) and were still waiting for the hollandaise sauce.
He fried up some sliced potatoes,
Got the peameal bacon going,
He even put each egg into a big spoon so that he could slide it into the boiling water. Can you tell he did some research?
I realized that you can't take an appetizing picture of an egg poaching. This is as soon as it went into the water. You don't want to to see later.
He didn't want to make hollandaise from scratch (or let me make it), so he just bought a package that you add butter to. Unfortunately he missed the part about bringing it to a boil, so that's why there was a delay.
He layered a toasted english muffin with a slice of peameal bacon, a poached egg, and then the hollandaise sauce. Homefries on the side. The diner serves orange slices with theirs - where are my orange slices?
Tell me your arteries aren't hardening just looking at the butter in that sauce.
The eggs ended up being a bit overcooked, but otherwise it was okay.
I'd give it a solid six out of ten.
Not bad for a first try.
I'm even willing to let him make them again.