The Incredible Edible Egg

Deconstructing Eggs Benedict

A Ritz-Carlton chef breaks down the iconic indulgence.

By Hannah Wallace January 25, 2016

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Hollandaise: Acidic white wine and lemon juice balance rich egg yolks and clarified butter, whisked to a fluffy, stiff consistency.

Canadian bacon: Salty, provides chewiness to engage your teeth and amplify the other flavors.

English muffin: Buttered and toasted on the grill, it provides a crispy, crunchy base that is perfect for sopping up sauce.

Poached egg: When pierced, the cooked white will release warm, runny yolk.

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