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Poached Eggs Massena

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • ----------------------------POACHED EGGS MASSENA----------------------------
  • 4 lg Artichokes
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • Salt
  • Bearnaise sauce (see below)


2/3 c Dry white wine
1/3 c Tarragon vinegar
3 tb Shallots, minced
2 tb Fresh tarragon, chopped
1/2 ts White pepper
1/2 c Unsalted butter (1 stick)
3 Egg yolks
Salt and cayenne pepper
4 Whole eggs
2 qt Water
1 tb Wine vinegar

Artichoke Preparation: Cut the stems and most of the leaves off the
artichoke. With a paring knife, whittle off the leaves at the base to
expose the heart. Scrape the fibrous "choke" to leave only the disk-shaped
heart. Rub the heart with lemon. Cook with salted boiling water for about
8 minutes. Drain and refresh with cold water. Set aside. Bearnaise Sauce:
In a heavy saucepan, combine wine, tarragon vinegar, shallots, fresh
tarragon and white pepper. Boil to reduce to 3 tablespoons. Let cool.
Meanwhile, melt the butter; cool slightly. Add egg yolks to vinegar mixture
and cook over low heat, whisking constantly, for 1 minute or until the
consistancy of mayonnaise. Do not overcook or it will curdle. Whisk in the
warm melted butter in a thin stream into the wine mixture. The sauce will
thicken. Whisk in salt, cayenne and white pepper to taste. Keep warm in a
pan of warm water. Poach the 4 eggs 3 minutes in 2 quarts of water and 1
tablespoon wine vinegar. Remove with a slotted spoon and trim edges. Keep
in warm water. To assemble, heat the artichoke hearts and blot dry. Spoon a
bit of the Bearnaise Sauce into each heart. Place a poached egg on top and
spoon more sauce over. Serve at once.

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