Eggs Benedict

6
Total Time
27 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
12 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
We lightened up the Hollandaise sauce which is usually high in PointsPlus values by using reduced-fat mayonnaise and omitting the butter and egg yolks.

Ingredients

hot water

2 Tbsp

reduced calorie mayonnaise

½ cup(s)

fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp

uncooked Canadian bacon

2 oz, about 4 slices

whole-wheat English muffin(s)

2 item(s), split and toasted

egg(s)

4 large

Instructions

  1. In the top of a double boiler, blend hot water with mayonnaise, stirring frequently until heated through, about 7 minutes. Add lemon juice. Remove double boiler from heat and set aside. Add 2 to 3 drops yellow food colouring, if desired.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, cook bacon until heated through, about 3 minutes. Place one slice bacon on each muffin half.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare poached eggs by cracking each egg into one of four microwaveable bowls (be careful not to break the yolks). Cover each with clear plastic wrap. Microwave 2 eggs at a time on high-power until whites are cooked and yolk is slightly firm, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Remove eggs with slotted spoon and place one each on muffin halves. Top each egg with 2 tablespoons of sauce and serve immediately. Yields 1/2 muffin per serving.

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