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 BREAKFAST BAR

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

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 EGGS
  • 6 English muffins, split and toasted

Blender Hollandaise:

  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. each salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper

DIRECTIONS

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.      Blender Hollandaise: HEAT butter in small saucepan set over medium-high heat until melted. COMBINE egg yolks, lemon juice, 1 tbsp. water and mustard in blender; purée until smooth. With motor running, pour butter into blender. SEASON with salt and cayenne pepper.

3.      TOP each English muffin half with Customized Toppings (see Insider Information), oven-poached egg and Hollandaise. 

CHEF TIPS

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.

Keep Blender Hollandaise warm in water bath for up to 1 hour. Do not reheat.   

Be sure to also check out other fun, customizable egg recipe ideas, including Personalized Quiches Click Here and Muffin Tin Stratas Click here

 

Click here to download the complete ISPA Egg Recipe card library!

Eggs are incredibly efficient for delivering nutrients at a low cost (15 cents per egg!) and low calorie count. A single egg packs 6 grams of protein, antioxidants and 13 vitamins and minerals. They’re extremely versatile and can be cooked solo or with other foods to create a wide variety of dishes. Eggs make a great breakfast — starting off right with the protein, vitamins and minerals found in eggs will help keep you going through the day!

Below you'll find a selection of egg recipes for many occasions. Each recipe is printable in 3" x 5" recipe card format! (They may initially appear small on your computer screen -- zoom in for best on-line viewing.)