Hotel Benson Eggs
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter - (1/2 stick)
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups milk (do not use lowfat or nonfat)
- 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar
- 8 slices Canadian bacon
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 8 eggs
- 4 English muffins halved, and lightly toasted
- Chopped fresh parsley
Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and stir 2 minutes. Whisk in milk and cook until thickened, stirring constantly, about 4 minutes. Add cheese and stir until melted and well blended. Keep warm. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Refrigerate. Rewarm over low heat before using.)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place bacon in single layer in baking pan. Bake until brown, about 10 minutes.
Place 2 inches salted water in large skillet. Add vinegar and bring to simmer. Break eggs 1 at a time into cup and slide into water. Poach until whites are set but yolks are still runny, about 4 minutes.
Place 2 muffin halves on each of 4 plates. Top muffin half with 1 slice Canadian bacon and 1 egg. Spoon some sauce over. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
This recipe yields 4 servings.