WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TRADITIONAL EGGS BENEDICT WITH HOLLANDAISE SAUCE - DIABETIC STYLE

8 (1/2-oz) Canadian bacon slices
nonstick cooking spray
2 Whole grain English muffins, split and toasted
4 large eggs, poached
coarsely ground black pepper
paprika
4 large egg yolks
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 cup butter, melted
1/4 tsp salt

Spray a skillet with the nonstick cooking spray and place over medium heat.  When the skillet is completely heated add the bacon and cook, turning once, until heated through.  Drain on paper toweling.

To assemble, place 2 slices of the bacon on each muffin half. Top bacon with poached eggs; drizzle evenly with Hollandaise sauce.  Sprinkle with the black pepper and paprika.  Serve immediately.

To make the Hollandaise sauce, whisk the egg yolks in the top of a double boiler; gradually whisk in the lemon juice.  Place over hot water (not boiling).  Add butter, 1/3 at a time, whisking until smooth.  Whisk in the salt and cook, whisking constantly, for 10 minutes or until thickened and a food thermometer reaches 160 degrees.

Yield: 4 servings.


Note: I would recommend using this as a special treat and not a routine breakfast.