Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

This classic and decadent breakfast is rather simple to put together! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice



  1. Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water and bring to a simmer.
  2. In a mixing bowl large enough to sit on the saucepan without touching the water, whisk together:
    • 3 egg yolks , large
    • 1 tsp water
  3. Whisk for 1–2 minutes, until egg yolks lighten.
  4. Whisk in:
    • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
  5. Place bowl in saucepan over simmering water and whisk steadily 3–5 minutes until the yolks thicken to coat the back of a spoon.
  6. Remove from heat, but let the water continue to simmer.
  7. Whisk into the egg mixture, 1 piece at a time:
    • 12 TBS butter, unsalted , chilled & cut into small pieces
  8. Move the bowl to the pan of simmering water again as needed to melt the butter, making sure to whisk constantly.
  9. Once all the butter is incorporated, remove from heat and whisk in:
    • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
    • 2 tsp lemon juice
    • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper , (optional)
  10. Keep the hollandaise sauce warm while you poach your eggs.
  11. Make sure you have 2–3 inches of water in your pan and bring back to a simmer.
  12. Add:
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp white wine vinegar
  13. In a small bowl, crack:
    • 1 egg, large
  14. Gently pour egg into simmering water.
  15. Repeat steps 13 & 14, one at a time with:
    • 3 egg, large
  16. Cook for 3-5 minutes for a viscous but still runny yolk.
  17. If your egg is not cooking fast enough, raise temperature slightly. You do NOT want a rolling boil when poaching eggs.
  18. Warm over medium heat a small non-stick frying pan and add:
    • 4 slices of Canadian bacon
  19. Toast to desired doneness:
    • 2 English muffins , split in half
  20. Top each half of English muffin with a piece of bacon.
  21. Remove one egg with a slotted spoon, draining well, and place on top of the bacon.
  22. Repeat with remainder eggs and muffins.
  23. Top the eggs with:
    • 1 tsp chives , chopped
  24. Serve immediately.

Eggs Benedict  Detail

Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 30 min

Difficulty: Intermediate
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1 egg & muffin with 2 TBS of sauce

Serving Suggestions: For a healthy touch, quickly pan-fry collard greens or spinach with salt & pepper. Then, layer between the muffin and bacon.