Italian Eggs Benedict

Donatella Arpaia
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Donatella Arpaia
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Recipe Details

2-4 Fresh eggs

1 1/2 teaspoons White vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons butter

2 teaspoons Pesto (store bought)

4 egg yolks

2 tablespoons Water (room temperature)

2 pieces Mortadella, grilled cut in circles

2 stalks Asparagus grilles

Hollandaise sauce

KING'S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Hamburger Buns

Step 1
Fill a saucepan with a couple of inches of water
Step 2
Add 1 tsp. salt and 1½ tsp. white vinegar (white wine vinegar works as well)
Step 3
Bring the water to a simmer over medium heat
Step 4
Crack one egg into a cup or ramekin, then, carefully add to the water
Step 5
Repeat with remaining eggs
Step 6
Using a spoon, push some of the egg whites closer to the yolk
Step 7
Turn down heat and cover with a lid for 4 minutes
Step 8
Gently lift eggs out of the pan with a slotted spoon and place on a dish
Step 9
For the Hollandaise Sauce:
Step 10
Melt butter with pesto in a saucepan
Step 11
Add the yolks, lemon juice, water , butter and pesto
Step 12
Whisk quickly over very low heat. Continue whisking until double in size
Step 13
Remove from heat
Step 14
Step 15
Place a slice of grilled mortadella onto a toasted King’s Hawaiian Hamburger Bun
Step 16
Top mortadella with a poached egg
Step 17
Cut asparagus spears in half and place two pieces on top of poached egg
Step 18
Top the asparagus slices with some of the hollandaise sauce and cover with top of bun

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