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From, "River Road Recipes II... A Second Helping," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.

INGREDIENTS FOR EGGS BENEDICT:

  • 4 rounds English muffins
  • 4 slices lean ham
  • 4 thin slices tomato
  • 4 poached eggs
  • Hollandaise sauce
  • Paprika
INGREDIENTS FOR HOLLANDAISE SAUCE:

  • 1/2 cup butter (divided into 4 parts)
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • White pepper, salt and red pepper to taste
TO PREPARE EGGS BENEDICT:

     Heat muffins in oven.  Top with slice of ham, then tomato, then poached egg.  Cover this with hollandaise sauce and sprinkle with paprika.

TO PREPARE HOLLANDAISE SAUCE:

     In top of double boiler (do not let water boil or touch bottom of pan) place egg yolks and beat in lemon juice slowly and add 1/4 of the butter.  Stir with wooden spoon until butter is melted.  Add second amount of butter and continue this process, stirring constantly, until all of the butter is used.  When well mixed, remove pan from the heat and continue stirring until thick and creamy.  Add white pepper, salt and red pepper.  Use immediately.  If the mixture should curdle, beat in one tablespoon of boiling water or cream, beating constantly in order to rebind.  (This may be repeated several times.)

SERVES: 4

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