Eggs Benedict is a classic breakfast dish, common on buffet lines, that combines an English muffin half, a poached egg, some Canadian bacon, and some hollandaise sauce.
Benedict Arnold was an officer in the American Revolutionary War. He defected to the British Army. He was a traitor.
So why do I call this dish Eggs Benedict Arnold? Because this dish is, in fact, a traitor. An impostor. A fake. The eggs aren't poached. The meat is ham, not Canadian bacon. And there's cheese. Plus, it's so perfectly fitting, seeing as how we're using an English muffin, and Arnold defected to the English. Ahh, duplicity. Good for traitors and recipe names alike.
Oh, and it's delicious.
Eggs Benedict Arnold
What You Need:
for each serving:
- 1 toasted English muffin (top and bottom)
- 2 scrambled eggs (cooked, scrambled in butter)
- 1 slice of uncured deli ham, heated
- 2 Tbsp prepared hollandaise sauce
- 1 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
- This is simple once you have all of your ingredients prepared.
- On the bottom half of your English muffin, place the scrambled eggs. Top with ham, then hollandaise sauce, then cheese.
- Cover with top half of the English muffin and serve. We had these lovelies with bacon and hash browns: breakfast for dinner.
The idea is that I'm supposed to answer Mary's eight questions, then pose eight of my own, and tag eight people to answer those. And so on and so on.
1. What is your favorite work of art?
The Creation of Adam - Michelangelo
2. What do you collect, if anything?
Nothing on purpose. I love to get rid of things, so I'd be a terrible collector.
3. What faith were you raised in? And do you still belong to that one, or have you found another, or ...?
I was raised Catholic. I am no longer Catholic. I consider myself Christian, no denomination required.
4. What is your favorite flavor of jelly/jam to use for a PB&J?
Grape all the way, but it has to be real grape, not that weird purple jelled substance that doesn't spread.
5. What song did or would you play for your first dance together at your wedding reception?
Didn't have a wedding reception. Didn't have a formal wedding. Don't dance. However, Keeper of the Stars is "our song."
6. What is your favorite charity?
The ASPCA: American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
7. Nuts in brownies -- yea or nay?
I must be all grown up, because, yes, nuts belong in brownies. Especially walnuts. Yep, it's offical. I'm an adult now.
8. What is your favorite cookbook, the one you rely on time after time?
Cookbooks mostly bore me. They're so generic! I'm going to put one together one of these days, I hope, and I promise it won't be generic.
Now for my questions and my
Will you answer the call?
April at Angel Foods Kitchen
Keli at Feeding Four
SnoWhite at Finding Joy in my Kitchen
Michelle at Girl Gone Granola
Mandy at Mandy's Recipe Box
..and that's it. I'm a rule breaker.
Now for the questions:
1. Who inspires you in the kitchen? Why?
2. To sift or not to sift?
3. How do you feel about white chocolate?
4. How do you feel about Teflon?
5. What dish are you famous for?
6. What's the biggest cooking disaster you've ever experienced?
7. If you could cook with any one person, alive or deceased, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
8. What dish would you consider your pièce de résistance, and have you mastered it yet?