Last week I received my pre-ordered copy of Egg, A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient by Michael Ruhlman.
This book is much more than a cookbook, it is the epitome of all things egg. I have read it like a novel, taking it to bed with me at night. I just love this book. It has over 100 recipes, photographs, egg cooking techniques, and a cool egg flow chart. One of the recipes in Michael’s book that I kept going back to is Eggs Benedict. I decided to try the classic version from Egg and maybe branch out from there with other versions, perhaps even a Lobster Benedict.
I don’t have permission to copy Michael’s recipe so I’ll just tell you about this dish.
It starts with a hollandaise sauce made easy in a blender. A toasted English muffin gets topped with Canadian bacon, thinly sliced ham, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. In Egg, Michael shares a secret for perfectly poached eggs. I have been obsessed with it and have poached eggs nearly every day since the book arrived. This tip alone is worth the price of the book! I won’t share the tip just yet, but I will give you the opportunity to win a signed copy of Egg so you can find out yourself. If you just can’t wait to win one, you can also order a signed copy from Michael Ruhlman, buy on Amazon , or a limited-time-offering for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac at iBooks.
Here is my perfectly poached egg waiting for the Hollandaise sauce.
With steamed asparagus and a hot cup of coffee it makes the perfect indulgent Easter brunch.
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Disclaimer: This signed copy of Egg, by Michael Ruhlman was purchased by the Egg Farm for this giveaway. Value $40.00 plus shipping costs.