Healthier Eggs Benedict Recipe

May 5, 2011 8:00 am

A guilt-free take on the classic for Mother's Day

The word "healthy" is usually not found anywhere near the phrase Eggs Benedict. But this version of the poached egg dish with the luxe Hollandaise sauce swaps out the butter for yogurt, making for a lighter and healthier yet still indulgent brunch.

Try it when you're manning up and making breakfast or brunch for Mother's Day, and earn extra bonus points for not only cooking, but for being thoughtful to boot. 

Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kake_pugh/">Kake Pugh</a> on Flickr
Photo: Kake Pugh on Flickr
 
Servings: 2 portions

Ingredients

4 eggs
2 whole wheat, light English muffins
4 thin slices Canadian bacon
1/2 cup plain yogurt, fat- free
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Kosher salt and cayenne pepper, for seasoning
1 tablespoon lemon zest, for garnish
1 tablespoon parsley, fresh, chopped, for garnish
1 to 2 tablespoons white vinegar
non- fat cooking spray
Directions: 
  1. In a large pan coated with non- stick cooking spray, brown the Canadian bacon over medium heat. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
  2. In a small saucepan, over very low heat, combine yogurt, dry mustard, and season with the salt and cayenne pepper, whisking continually until warm. Be careful not to overheat or your yogurt will curdle.
  3. In a pot of boiling water add the vinegar and reduce heat to a low simmer. Crack one egg into a small bowl and very gently add it to the simmering water. Repeat this for the other eggs. Simmer for 3-5 minutes until the egg is completely coagulated and the yolk looks slightly opaque.
  4. In the meantime, toast the English muffin. Assemble by placing the toasted muffin on a plate. Top with a piece of the Canadian bacon, a poached egg, and then top with the yogurt sauce. Sprinkle lemon zest over each egg, and sprinkle chopped parsley over each as well. Enjoy.
Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 minutes
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