Eggs Benedict Crostini with Roasted Asparagus, Bacon, and Easy Hollandaise

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Happy almost weekend, y’all!  It’s early for these winter weather shenanigans in the Carolinas, but believe it or not, it snowed!  Again!  I know!  I know!  My northern friends are laughing at me right now because we get a few flurries and a little dusting and we call it snow.  I’m serious as a train wreck when I tell you that when we get exactly 2.5487 flurries of snow in Charlotte everyone loses their mind and forgets how to drive.  A similar situation happens when it rains.


 


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Now, I have no idea what in tarnation makes people freak out and decide they need to clear the Harris Teeter and Publix shelves of all things bread and milk.  That makes zero sense to me.  Who need bread and milk when there is one half of a flake of snow left floating in the air.  And I gotta be honest, when we are expecting serious weather, you know, the kind that brings 2.4783 inches of snow that lands on 54 degree ground and lasts for exactly 4.286 hours before melting?  I don’t know about you, but man, I stock up on beer and wine.  Who needs bread and milk?

 

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Oh!  And vodka.  And Bloody Mary mix.  These are essentials for a snow day.  Or a Sunday.  Or a Saturday.  Don’t judge me.  I’m just keeping things real around here.

 

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Regardless of whether you have your Bloody Mary on a snow day, Sunday, or Sunday.  Or jeeze!  If it blows your dress up, have it on Monday.  There are no judgments here.  This is a safe zone.  My point is that if you are having a Bloody Mary, (at least at my house) you might be having breakfast or if you’re more civilized it would probably be brunch.  Either way, you should totally try these Eggs Benedict Crostini with Asparagus, Bacon, and Easy Hollandaise.  They’re the perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch.

 

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I sincerely hope you (and I) get a snow day, but you don’t have to wait for one to try some delicious breakfast crostini.  If you do, don’t forget to pick up the vodka.facebookadAnd don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

 

Eggs Benedict Crostini with Roasted Asparagus, Bacon, and Easy Hollandaise

Eggs Benedict Crostini with Roasted Asparagus, Bacon, and Easy Hollandaise

Ingredients

  • 12 -16 asparagus spears, tough ends discarded
  • splash of olive oil
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 6 pieces of cooked and crispy bacon
  • 6 slices of baguette, about 1/2 inch thick
  • 6 eggs
  • chopped parsley for garnish, optional
    For the Hollandaise Sauce
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick/1/2 cup) butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. In a bowl, toss together asparagus, olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper, transfer to a parchment paper lined baking sheet, and roast for 5-7 minutes (depending on size - mine were skinny), set aside
  3. Change oven setting to broil
  4. Arrange baguette slices on another parchment lined baking sheet and broil 5 minutes, or until toasted
  5. In a blender,combine egg yolks, lemon juice, and sage then blend a couple of seconds to combine
  6. Melt butter in microwave or on the stove in a pan
  7. With the blender running, slowly stream butter into the egg yolks and blend until combined and kind of fluffy
  8. Bring a small saucepan of water to a simmer
  9. Crack an egg into a small container
  10. Slowly dip the container with the egg into the water and let the water go into the container with the egg for a couple of seconds then slowly let the egg slide out into the water
  11. Let the egg cook about 2 minutes in the simmering water
  12. Remove egg with a slotted spoon and drain with the egg still in the spoon onto a paper towel lined plate
  13. Repeat with remaining eggs
  14. To assemble, start with the toast, add one slice of bacon, 2-3 asparagus pieces, carefully top with poached egg, spoon a generous amount of hollandaise sauce over the whole thing, garnish with parsley, if using
  15. Serve immediately
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Hollandaise Sauce adapted slightly from Giada De Laurentiis

Note:  I didn’t add salt to the hollandaise sauce because there is bacon and I accidentally bought salted butter (which I NEVER do) so if you’re using unsalted butter you may want to adjust the seasonings.

 

 

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23 Responses to Eggs Benedict Crostini with Roasted Asparagus, Bacon, and Easy Hollandaise

  1. Hahaha! Well since I’m new to N to the C AND from FL, I feel like I’m allowed to have a dance party when it snows (or flurries) here. 😉 I’m stoked for tonight and tomorrow’s storm! Toe-ts ready to whoop it up in my jammies. And pour myself some bloody marys. And make this delicious eggs Benedict crostini! This looks fabulous, Rachelle! A must for a flurry day! Cheers, lovely! Xoxo

  2. I have seriously never understood why people clear the shelves when the weather gets bad. But, if you think people are crazy where you live, try experiencing “bad weather” in the UK. As soon as the first snow flake falls the whole country falls to pieces and we just can’t cope.
    These eggs look perfect though. One of my favourite comforting breakfasts.

  3. People are going crazy around here about the upcoming storm we are supposed to get (12-18 inches here in DE) and it really makes me laugh! I’ll never understand why people go for bread, milk, and eggs – I’m with you, I stock up on WINE. Anyway, your eggs benedict crostini look like the perfect breakfast/brunch to be snowed in with! 🙂

  4. The Hubby’s favorite breakfast is eggs benedict so making your version for him this weekend! I’m with you girl and have never understood the whole stocking up on milk and bread for an emergency. I’m all about beer, wine, liquor, and potato chips. Those are the essentials to get you through anything! And bacon! I love bacon. I often think about the first person who cured and smoked a pork belly, then fried up some of it in a pan. Holy crap they must have been psyched! Also, it is pretty funny how Southerns (myself included at one time) deal with an inch or two of snow. My girlfriend in Knoxville Tn sent me pics yesterday of people who crashed their cars and 4WD trucks in the “snow” which was exactly 1/2 inch on the roads. No one was hurt and practically the whole city was shut down. I bet there was no bread or milk to be found there 🙂

  5. Girl, I wish we lived next to each other so I could be snowed in, drinking Bloody Marys with you. And I would definitely make you promise to make me one of these crostini. I LOVE crostini and these are looking mighty fine.

  6. I like how you spend your snow days!! We northerners do like to make fun of how our neighbors down south go crazy over a few flakes…but we do it with love. 😉 These amazing eggs Benedict crostini would certain my snow day better. YUM!!

  7. Snow days are the best…even if there’s only a few flurries! I’m definitely coming to your house since you are stocked up with the real necessities! You pictures of these eggs are truly amazing! What a great combination for breakfast, brunch, or just an afternoon snack!

  8. We’re getting ready for 2 feet of snow over here! I need lots of cozy cooking to keep everyone happy. These would totally fit the bill! I’m so into your take on crostini!

  9. Even though I live in Minnesota whenever the first good snowfall hits there is kind of this collective sigh because everyone knows that there will be those drivers who have completely forgotten over the summer how to drive in the snow. 🙂
    This looks so good. I love the asparagus. Usually hollandaise sauce makes me feel a little apprehensive, but this actually looks like something I can do!

  10. Haha hope you don’t get too much snow! We are just getting a mild dusting but I heard more is coming. These crostini look like the perfect cozy breakfast to stay indoors with!

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