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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free English muffins in this dish.

 

"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad."
-C.S. Lewis

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This is a rich and decadent weekend breakfast that is made better by the creamy roasted eggplant.

Poaching

To cook by gently simmering in liquid that is just below the boiling point (180 to 190 degrees) is called poaching. This is the temperature at which the water starts to move. Julia Child called this stage a "shiver," and James Beard referred to it as "feeble ebullition." This is also the temperature at which food is blanched. Many foods can be poached - fish, chicken, eggs.

Poaching an egg is the best way to learn how to poach. The fresher the egg the better, and it's best to start with one that's chilled. The water has to be at a stage that is not boiling with full bubbles, but hot enough to cook the egg quickly.

Crack the egg into a teacup and then pour the egg from the cup into the poaching water. (This is so that if you break the yolk the egg won't be wasted.) Let the egg cook slowly, watching so that the water never comes to a full boil. Use a slotted spoon to remove the egg from the water.


 

Eggs Benedict with Eggplant



Servings = 2 | Serving size =2 halves of an English muffin with 2 eggs and sauce

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This recipe also requires making Mustard Hollandaise Sauce

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

2 tsp olive oil
1 medium eggplant (sliced horizontally into 4 thick rounds)
2 quarts water
1 Tbsp vinegar
4 large eggs
4 Tbsp Mustard Hollandaise Sauce
2 English muffins or gluten-free English muffins

Eggplant Eggs Benedict with Mustard Hollandaise Sauce
Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat oven to 325F.

Place 2 tsps olive oil in the skillet.

When oven comes to temperature, place the eggplant into the skillet, cut side down.

Roast for 15 minutes, then turn the eggplant over and roast for another 5 minutes. Remove the eggplant from the skillet and place the eggplant on a plate lined with a paper towel to cool. Set aside.

While the eggplant is roasting, make the Mustard Hollandaise per the recipe.

Keep the Hollandaise warm over very low heat, stirring occasionally.

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Place water over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium so the water is barely moving. Add the vinegar.

Crack each egg into a small dish or cup, taking care to keep the yolk whole. Add each egg to the poaching water and poach for 8-10 minutes.

While the eggs are poaching, toast the Engilsh muffins. Place a slice of roasted Eggplant onto each half of an English muffin. Remove the poached eggs from the water with a slotted spoon when ready to serve.

Top the eggplant with 1 poached egg and 1/4 sauce, then serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 2 halves of an English muffin with 2 eggs and sauce

Servings = 2

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 463 Calories from Fat 209
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 23g 36%
    Saturated Fat 6g 23%
    Monounsaturated Fat 13g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 481mg 162%
Sodium 602mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 44g 16%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 18%
    Sugars 7g  
Protein 23g  
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 26% Iron 22%
Vitamin K 9 mcg Potassium 589 mg
Magnesium 63 mg