Breakfast Sandwich

As I have mentioned before, brunch is one of my all time favorite meals, which often lets you choose between a savory or sweet meal and both are perfectly acceptable options! I typically lean towards the more savory breakfast, which often includes some form of a egg Benedict with potatoes, go figure. However, if you really think about it, most of the items on a brunch menu can easily be made at home so I started thinking about how I could make my own eggs Benedict. The hollandaise sauce has never done much for me, so I figured I would give my own spin on it. So I took a poached egg and added all my favorite, healthy things to the "recipe," and created an easy, delicious modified eggs Benedict!

Modified Eggs Benedict

1 poached egg

1/2 ripe avocado

smoked salmon

spinach

goat cheese

1 whole wheat English muffin

black pepper

dill (optional)

This particular recipe is all about timing. You want to make sure everything is ready for when your egg is done. So I typically begin with boiling the water for the poached egg while I prepare the avocado, goat cheese, spinach and salmon (which basically means pulling them out of the fridge.) Then I turn my focus back on the poached egg. The trick with making a great poached egg is to use a small skillet. Fill the skillet with water and let it boil. Once the water is boiling, take the egg which has been broken into a cup/ramkin and quickly pour the egg into the water. Make sure the egg is covered in water and guide the whites towards the yolk with a spoon and let it cook for about 3 minutes. When the egg is done, your English muffin should be toasted with all the goodies layered on ready for the egg. Gently take the egg from the skillet and place on top of the salmon and dust with a bit of pepper or dill and you are ready to enjoy!

The finished product, before it was devoured.

The finished product, before it was devoured.

Overall, the whole recipe is quite simple, relatively quick, has great nutrients and best of all doesn't require that many dishes. I can't say that I will be giving up going out for brunch anytime soon, but this is a great alternative. In fact, I have been making it quite often after my Saturday morning runs when I am starving and have very little patience for making food! Hope you enjoy the new variation on the eggs Benedict! Are you a sweet or savory brunch person?

Enjoy!

-a.