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Celebrate Father’s Day with an egg and sausage benedict breakfast

06/13/2012 12:54 EDT | Updated 08/13/2012 05:12 EDT
Serve dad breakfast in bed this Father’s Day with this man-sized version of eggs Benedict. Cheddar-flavoured sausage sits on poached eggs, which are placed on bagels. Homemade hollandaise sauce completes the creation.

It’s a meal fit for a king — your dad.

Sausage Benedict

4 cheddar smoked sausages, halved lengthwise then halved again

30 ml (2 tbsp) white vinegar

8 eggs

4 bagels, halved

1 bunch chives, finely chopped

250 ml (1 cup) Hollandaise Sauce (recipe follows)

In a large cast-iron skillet, cook sliced sausages on medium-high heat until golden and crispy. Set aside on paper towels and keep warm.

In a medium pan, bring 1 l (4 cups) water to a slow boil and add vinegar.

Gently break 1 egg into a small dish. Whisk water in a clockwise motion and gently drop in egg. Cook for 3 minutes, then carefully remove to avoid piercing yolk and place on a paper towel. Keep warm while repeating with remaining eggs.

Meanwhile, prepare hollandaise sauce.

To assemble: Toast bagels. Using half of the hollandaise sauce, spread over each bagel half, then top with a piece of sausage and a poached egg. Spoon remaining hollandaise over top and sprinkle with chives. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Hollandaise Sauce

75 ml (5 tbsp) unsalted butter

4 egg yolks

15 ml (1 tbsp) cider vinegar

Several drops hot sauce

Few drops Worcestershire sauce

Juice of 1 lemon

Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

In a small pot over medium heat, melt butter. Set aside and keep warm.

Meanwhile, in a medium stainless-steel or copper bowl, place egg yolks and vinegar. Place over a medium pot of gently simmering water and using a balloon whisk vigorously whip until mixture doubles in volume.

Remove from heat and secure bowl so you can continue whisking while slowly incorporating warm melted butter until sauce is thickened.

Add hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Source: Fletcher’s Cheddar Obsession Sausages.

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