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Portobello Eggs Benedict

Portobello Eggs Benedict

Delicious Portobello mushrooms are the base for this truly unique Benedict, enhanced with button or crimini mushrooms, artichokes and roasted red pepper and enhanced with a hint of lemon.

Ingredients

Hollandaise Sauce

  • 6 ounces* egg yolks (8-9 yolks) or frozen/refrigerated liquid egg yolk product
  • 6 ounces water
  • 2 ounces lemon juice
  • 1 pound (2 cups) butter, softened
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

* If using frozen or liquid egg yolk product.

Base

  • 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 6 ounces fresh button or crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 ounces canned quartered artichokes, drained
  • 4 ounces roasted red peppers, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper blend
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 (3 ounce) portobello mushroom caps, stems removed
  • 24 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons chives, chopped

Instructions

  1. Prepare Hollandaise: In heavy saucepan, whisk egg yolks, water and lemon juice until blended. Cook over very low heat stirring constantly until yolk mixture bubbles at edges and reaches 160 degrees F.
  2. Slowly stir in butter until melted and heated through. Blend in salt and pepper. Cover and keep warm.
  3. Heat oil in large nonstick pan. Stir in and sauté sliced mushrooms, artichokes, peppers, garlic salt and lemon-pepper just until mushrooms become soft, about 4 minutes. Stir into Hollandaise sauce and keep warm.
  4. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. Transfer mushroom caps (top side up) onto spray-coated baking sheets. Brush caps with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast 10 to 12 minutes until caps are slightly soft; keep warm.
  6. Poach eggs in simmering acidified (1 teaspoon vinegar per 2 cups water) water. Cook until whites are set (completely coagulated and firm) and the yolks begin to thicken (no longer runny, but not hard). Keep warm.
  7. For each serving, portion two eggs onto one whole portobello on a serving plate. Top with 1/2 cup sauce mixture and sprinkle with chopped chives.
  8. Serve immediately.

Yield: 12 (2-egg) servings

Do not let uncooked egg mixture remain at room temperature for longer than one hour (including preparation and service time).

Recipe used with permission from the American Egg Board (AEB).

Recipe and photo credit: Mushroom Council



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