RECIPE: Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole

Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole is one of our newer recipes.  This is one of those recipes that you prepare the night before, so it’s perfect for holidays.  It’s also great for when you don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen.  We’ve adapted the recipe by substituting the canadian bacon with a “veggie” alternative.  The Hollandaise sauce takes a few minutes “low and slow”, but it definitely worth the effort.  Topped with some fresh chives from our garden the dish a a real show stopper!

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Overnight Eggs Benedict Casserole

Serves 10

Ingredients

  • Vegetarian eggs benedict casserole6 English muffins
  •  12 ounces vegetarian Canadian bacon, chopped (we use Yves Canadian Bacon)
  •  8 eggs
  •  2 cups 2% milk
  •  1 teaspoon onion powder
  •  1/2 tsp salt
  •  1/4 tsp pepper
  •  1/4 teaspoon paprika

 

For the Sauce

  •  4 egg yolks
  •  1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  •  2 tablespoons lemon juice
  •  1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  •  1/2 cup butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Turn on your broiler.
  2. Cut the English muffins into bite sized pieces. Toast on a baking sheet and broil for 1-2 minutes, or until bread is crisp and lightly browned.
  3. Flip the pieces to ensure even cooking.
  4. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with butter flavor cooking spray and spread half of the Canadian bacon evenly around.  Top with toasted muffin pieces, then the remaining bacon.
  5. Whisk the eggs, milk, onion powder, and salt and pepper in a large bowl and pour evenly over the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Preheat oven to 375.  Allow the casserole to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. Top with with paprika and cover with aluminum foil.  Bake at 375° for 35 minutes.
  7. Remove foil and bake  until the top is toasted and a tester inserted into the casserole comes out clean about 10-15 minutes.

For the sauce:

  1. Place a pyrex bowl over simmering water.  Whisk the egg yolks, cream, lemon juice and mustard constantly until it reaches 160° or is thick and coats the back of a spoon. Reduce heat to low. Whisking constantly drizzle in warm melted butter.
  2. Do not leave the sauce unattended as it will “seize” (separate) and you’ll have to start the process all over again!
  3. Slice the casserole down the middle length wise then cut into 10 even pieces.  Drizzle sauces over each piece and sprinkle with additional paprika or fresh chives.

June is BUSTIN’ out all over

June is bustin out all over

To quote from Rogers and Hammerstein’s Carousel “June is bustin’ out all over”, all over Hudson and Columbia County.  Need proof?  Check out the Columbia County Tourism departments list of events for the month.  From dance, to live theater and from book readings to car shows there’s something for everyone.  Of course one of Hudson’s biggest annual events is the Hudson Flag Day Parade produced each year by the Hudson Elks.  This year the event takes place on June 9 and will once again feature great food, family fun and – of course – fireworks!  Many of the events are free or very low cost.

June is bustin out all over

Funky Knuckles

Don’t forget that June is bustin’ out all over dads too!  Father’s Day is June 17 this year and if you can’t think of something to get “the man who has everything”  we have just the solution: a weekend at The Croff House and a 60-minute in-house massage.  (While you’re at it why not treat mom too?)  He can start his weekend off listening to Funky Knuckles at Club Helsinki on Friday, enjoy everything strawberry at nearby Kinderhook’s “Strawberry Fest 2018” and wrap up Saturday back at Club Helsinki with the bawdy humor of Hedda Lettuce, self-described as “the world’s first and premiere eco-friendly drag queen.”  It’ll be a weekend he won’t soon forget!

 

June is bustin out all over

The Pavilion Theater at PS21

June is bustin’ out all over right up until the end of the month as PS21 opens its new state-of-the-art open air performance space on June 30.  According to PS21’s website:

The new 300-seat open-air pavilion theater replaces the tent that served as the main venue for twelve years. It is an elegant, flexible design and includes state- of-the-art sound and lighting. The black box theater portion of the venue, a 40’x60’ performance space enclosed in the winter and seating up to 99, opened in April. The pavilion portion of the theater, open in warmer months, is created when the black box transforms into a stage and the east wall slides open.

Headlining the opening are TAKE Dance, Parsons Dance, and Vanaver Dance, accordionist Guy Klucevsek, and physical comedian Hillary Chaplain.  To find out more about these outstanding acts click here.

Summer’s heating up and June is bustin’ out all over Hudson and Columbia County.  Come find out why our area of the Hudson Valley has become such an amazing destination and make sure to include a stay at The Croff House in your plans.