Keto California Eggs Benedict


Step 1Cut the keto bun in half. Optionally, place under a broiler for a few minutes to crisp up.

Step 2Poach the eggs. Fill a saucepan with water and add a dash of white vinegar and a pinch of salt. Crack the egg into a cup. Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to low. Create a gentle whirlpool in the water to help the egg white wrap around the yolk. Slowly tip the egg in the centre of the whirlpool, lowering the cup an inch into the water. Cook undisturbed for 3 minutes. Remove the egg from the hot water and place in a bowl with cold water for a few seconds. This will prevent the egg from overcooking. Then transfer the egg to a plate and keep warm.

Step 3Prepare the Hollandaise sauce. In a bowl, mix the egg yolks, Dijon mustard and lemon juice. Fill a medium sauce pan with about a cup of water and bring to a boil over a medium heat.

Step 4Place the bowl with the egg yolk mixture over the sauce pan and make sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl. Keep mixing until the egg yolk mixture starts to thicken.

Step 5Slowly pour the olive oil into the mixture until thick and creamy. Keep stirring at all times to avoid clumping. If the Hollandaise is too thick, add a splash of water. If it clumps, place in a blender and pulse until smooth.

Step 6Finally, take off the heat and add the Sriracha sauce, salt and pepper. Set aside and keep warm.

Step 7To assemble the Eggs Benedict, place a slice of keto bun on 2 plates. Top each one with leafy greens, a slice of tomato and sliced avocado.

Step 8Top each one with poached egg and pour over the Hollandaise sauce. Garnish with a pinch of paprika or cayenne pepper. Serve immediately. Tip: You can prepare the keto buns and poached eggs in advance. The keto buns can be kept covered with a kitchen towel at room temperature for up to 3 days. The poached eggs can be stored in a bowl filled with water and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Hollandaise sauce is best prepared fresh and should not be reheated.