KETO LOW-CARB EGGS BENEDICT
This was my first attempt at Keto Low-Carb Eggs Benedict. I’m working on making compliant versions of the 5 French mother sauces, beginning with hollandaise sauce. I decided to start with hollandaise sauce to make my favorite breakfast recipe – Eggs Benedict.
WHAT IS EGGS BENEDICT’S TRUE ORIGIN:
There are several credible stories about how this breakfast dish was invented. Here are just a few of the stories: One story states that in 1894 a hungover Wall Street broker Lemuel Benedict staying at the Waldorf Hotel ordered 2 poached eggs on top of buttered toast with crispy bacon, two poached eggs with hollandaise sauce. It’s also believed by some that in 1860 chef Charles Ranhofer came up with the dish when one of these customers grew tired of the usual menu. He called this recipe Eggs a la Benedict which he published in his 1894 cookbook.
Another story states because the original American recipe uses Canadian, the dish was named after the supposed traitor Benedict Arnold (an American officer who defected to the British side during the Revolutionary War). Eggs Benedict was created by Commodore E.C. Benedict, a banker and yachtsman, who died in 1920. Montgomery included a recipe for the breakfast dish, stating that he received it from his mother, who had received it from her brother, who was a friend of the Commodore.
We may never know the true origin of this delicious recipe. Really, it doesn’t matter. It’s delicious despite its unknown history.
WHAT IS EGGS BENEDICT?
Made popular in New York City, Eggs Benedict consists of two halves of an English muffin (in our case Keto Low-Carb leftover hamburger buns), each topped with bacon, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. You can replace the bacon with other proteins like salmon, prosciutto, or ham.
WHAT ARE SOME KETO LOW-CARB EGGS BENEDICT VARIATIONS?
The wonderful thing about Keto Low-Carb Eggs Benedict is that it can be so versatile. Here are some variations on the classic recipe to inspire your creativity:
- Mexican-inspired Eggs Benedict using pulled pork with guacamole and a chipotle lime hollandaise sauce
- Eggs Benedict with prosciutto
- Crab eggs benedict
- Lobster eggs benedict
- Salmon eggs benedict (as seen in photo)
- Meatloaf eggs benedict
- Burger eggs benedict
- Greek eggs benedict with spinach, artichoke, and a feta (Keto) and figs hollandaise sauce
- Hawaiian eggs benedict with grilled pineapple (Healthy Paleo) in place of the bread, topped with ham and tropical hollandaise sauce.
- Korean eggs benedict with a bed of kimchi and sesame soy hollandaise sauce
- Steak and eggs benedict
WHAT ARE SOME KETO LOW-CARB BUN SUBSTITUTIONS?
When doing a Keto Low-Carb Eggs Benedict, you can work without the bun, replacing it with another ingredient. Here are some examples:
- Keto Low-Carb waffles (using protein powder)
- Keto Low-Carb pancakes
- Keto Low-Carb “polenta” using cauliflower
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO LOW-CARB EGGS BENEDICT?
Contrary to the ‘fat-free’ era where egg whites were king, the yolks are now considered important. Use pasture-raised eggs if you can. Pasture-raised egg yolks are known to be a great source of nutrition and are higher in certain nutrients compared to conventional eggs. They are rich in vitamins A, D, E, and K2, as well as omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain function and heart health. In fact, pasture-raised egg yolks contain up to six times more vitamin D than conventional eggs. Vitamin D helps regulate calcium and phosphorus levels in the body, which are important for bone health. Additionally, pasture-raised egg yolks are rich in choline, which is important for brain and nervous system function, and also helps reduce inflammation. Overall, pasture-raised egg yolks are a great source of essential nutrients and can be a healthy addition to your diet.
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO LOW-CARB EGGS BENEDICT?
Depending on the source of protein you use, this Keto Low-Carb Eggs Benedict breakfast delight tastes rich and filling from the hot hollandaise sauce and runny egg yolk contrasting with the toasty bottom and tanginess from a hint of lemon in the sauce.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LOW-CARB EGGS BENEDICT?
Wine for breakfast? Hell yes! Transform an ordinary meal into a culinary experience with lifelong memories. Keto Low-Carb Eggs Benedict can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner. The time of day you intend to enjoy this dish will determine its best wine partner. The richness from this dish can either be married to a wine that harmonizes with the same taste sensations or contrast with the sensations. The fattiness and richness of this dish complements a big, buttery white wine with as much richness as some Chardonnay or Viognier. By the same token, you may want to offset the recipe’s richness with a brut sparkling wine or Champagne. A bone dry bubbly sings with a clean acidity that will cleanse the palate in between bites of Benedict richness. The choice is yours.
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT OTHER KETO LOW-CARB BREAKFAST RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
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With the Ninja Creami you can enjoy healthy treats that taste just as good as regular ice cream loaded in bad saturated fat, sugar, and preservatives.
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