Eggs Benedict & Courgette Fritters

Eggs Benedict Courgette CakesServings: 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 4 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 Courgette Fritters
  • 3/4 cup Easy Hollandaise Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil or butter

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 60°C.
  2. Make the courgette cakes and then place 2 onto 2 plates and put them in the oven to keep warm.
  3. Heat a large nonstick frying pan over a medium heat and melt the coconut oil.
  4. Fry the bacon, turning occasionally, until just lightly browned around the edges – this will take about 5 minutes. Then remove from the heat and place one piece of bacon on each of the courgette cakes. Place back into the preheated oven to keep them warm.
  5. Heat about 3 inches of water in a pan until bubbles begin to appear and then add the vinegar.
  6. Carefully break each egg into small ramekins and then gently, but quickly, slide each egg, one at a time, into the simmering vinegar-water. When all of the eggs have been added, cook to how you prefer your eggs (no more than 4 minutes for runny yolks).
  7. Place some kitchen towel onto a plate and using a slotted spoon, carefully dish the cooked eggs out and place onto the towel.
  8. Take the courgette cakes out of the oven and place one poached egg onto each one.
  9. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the hollandaise sauce on top of each egg, sprinkle with paprika and chopped coriander. Serve immediately.

What’s nourishing about this recipe...

The delicate flavor and creamy white flesh of the courgette makes it very versatile and a perfect addition to this recipe.

Courgettes are an excellent source of manganese, needed for blood sugar control, skin integrity and bone formation.  They’re also a very good source of potassium, an important intra-cellular electrolyte, needed for balancing blood pressure.

The eggs provide protein, which is needed for cell growth and tissue repair. The yolks are a great source choline, which is an essential nutrient required for the structure of our cells and it assists with helping to build DNA. It also helps to maintain healthy brain function, cardiovascular health and nervous system health.

Whole Eggs are a good source of Vitamin B-12 and Folate, which work together to protect the brain from degeneration and produce healthy red blood cells.