Easy Breakfast Recipe: Eggs Benedict Eastern European style

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Perfect for a morning when you got a little bit more time than ‘cereal with yogurt’, but it is still ready in 20 mins. I also fancy the traditional variations of Eggs Benedict – both with bacon and salmon – but I find the hollandaise sauce a bit too fussy for the mornings – so I created my own version. You can recreate this dish if you have a bigger Tesco with a Polish section or Polish shop nearby. There are alternatives for the sausage and side dish, so don’t worry if you can’t buy the exact same ingredients.

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Ingredients

  • 4 eggs (2 eggs per person, but depends how many people you’re cooking for)
  • malt vinegar
  • 2 English muffins or 2 wholemeal cheese rolls (any roll you’d prefer really)
  • butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lime
  • lemon pepper
  • sour cream/crème fraîche
  • parsley
  • milk
  • Polish sausage  – Doktorska Sausage (or any kind of ham if that’s what you’d like)
  • optional side dish: cucumber and paprika in vinegar

Start by boiling some water in a medium-sized saucepan. While waiting for the water to boil prepare the halved, already toasted English muffins or rolls: they should be spread with butter. Cut very thin slices of the Polish sausage or ham – place them on the muffins/rolls. Prepare the sauce by placing about 2dl (about 0.8 oz) of sour creme/crème fraîche into a mug, adding some milk so it would have a more runny consistency. Just add enough milk so it could be spilled on the top of the muffins easily. Add a pinch of pepper, salt (be careful with the amount of salt added as the lemon pepper also contains salt), lemon pepper, parsley and lime juice. Mix all of it and taste, season depending on liking, freshness and quality of the ingredients.

Once water is boiled, turn down the heat and add a tbsp vinegar. With a spoon or knife create a swirl in the water, break two eggs into the saucepan and cook it for 3 mins. Do the same with the other two. Once done, remove the eggs from the water using a spatula with holes on it and place the eggs onto a kitchen towel in order to remove the excess water. Once done, place them on top of the sausages/ham on the rolls/muffins. Pour the sauce on top, add some extra peppers, decorate with some parsley and serve with some side dish, such as cucumbers and sour peppers.

Definitely one of my favourites – enjoy!

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