Recipe

Emerilized Eggs Benedict

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 English muffins, split in half
  • 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 4 (6-ounce) beef fillets, split in half
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Emeril's Original Essence
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Salt
  • 8 eggs, individually cracked into a cup
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon Creole mustard or other whole-grain mustard
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley
  • 1/2 pound butter, melted and warm

Directions

  • Preheat the griddle. Brush the muffins with the butter. Place the muffins on the hot griddle and pan-fry for 2 minutes on each side. Remove the muffins from the griddle and set aside. Using a sharp knife, split the fillets in half, horizontally. Season the fillets with Essence. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the fillets for 2 minutes on each side for medium- rare. Remove the fillets from the pan and set aside. In a large skillet, combine the water and vinegar. Season the water with salt. Bring the mixture to a boil. Slide 4 of the the eggs into the water. When the water returns to a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the eggs are set, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Watch carefully and remove the eggs when the yolks are still soft, and drain on a paper-lined plate. Season the eggs with salt and pepper. Return the water to a boil and repeat the process. In a stainless steel bowl set over a pot of simmering water over medium heat, whisk the egg yolks with the lemon juice, water, mustard, and parsley. Season with salt and cayenne. Whisk the mixture until pale yellow and slightly thick. Be careful not to let the bowl touch the water. Remove the bowl from the pot and whisking vigorously, add the butter, 1 teaspoon at a time, until all is incorporated. To assemble, place the steaks on the English muffins. Top the steaks with the poached eggs. Spoon the Hollandaise sauce over the eggs. Garnish the eggs with parsley.