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Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict recipe also known as Eggs Benny is a classic breakfast made with a poached egg on top of crispy Canadian bacon on a warm buttery toasted English muffin with a creamy Hollandaise sauce.

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is an American traditional breakfast and brunch recipe. It is made with a toasted English muffin topped with Canadian bacon (ham), a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce.

Like nearly every other breakfast recipe it comes down to perfect timing. You have a lot of pieces to this eggs benedict recipe. You have to poach an egg, toast an English muffin, and whip up a sauce.

Special Occasions to make Eggs Benedict

We usually make Eggs Benedict for breakfast or brunch on special occasions. Our special occasions are:

  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Easter
  • Christmas.

Or we will whip up Eggs Benny on a Lazy Sunday.

A lazy Sunday means that we don’t have any plans. Breakfast turns into brunch and the kitchen gets wrecked. What would brunch be with eggs benny and mimosas?

Eggs Benedict

Nothing is more satisfying than slicing into an egg and seeing that golden yolk spill out. 

Tips for Making Eggs Benedict

Before you even turn on your stovetop prep EVERYTHING!

  • Slice and butter the English Muffins
  • Start your double boiler
  • Prep all ingredients. (sliced, measured, melted, cracked, etc.)

Ingredients for Eggs Benedict

  • Eggs
  • Lemon
  • White Pepper
  • Salt
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Butter
  • White Vinegar
  • English Muffins
  • Canadian Bacon
  • Parsley for garnish
Eggs Benedict

How to Plate Egg Benedict

Assembling an Egg Benedict is simply stacking ingredients.

Stack Canadian bacon then an egg on 1 slice of a buttery toasted English Muffin. Spoon about 2-3 tablespoons of Hollandaise sauce over the egg. Sprinkle parsley on top to garnish.
Serve immediately.

This recipe makes 8 Eggs Benedict. If that is too much. Serve the other half of the toasted English muffin with butter and jelly.

Eggs Benedict

Double Boiler Method

You can buy a double boiler or if you have 2 pots (one smaller than the other) that will stack that will work. The double boiler is a pot of hot water that uses steam to gently heat the pot resting on top.

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Eggs Benedict Recipe

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Classic Eggs Benedict. 


Hollandaise Sauce

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • pinch of white pepper
  • 1/4 salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce.
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 16 tablespoon butter, melted

Poached Eggs

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

English Muffins

  • 4 English Muffins, sliced in half
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 8 slices of Canadian Bacon
  • Parsley for garnish.


Hollandaise Sauce

  1. Prepare a double boiler.
  2. In a mixing bowl add egg yolks, lemon juice, white pepper, a pinch of salt, Worcestershire, and water. Pour the ingredients into the double boiler and whisk. While whisking slowly add in melted butter. Once ingredients are combined remove saucepan from the double boiler. Cover and set aside.

English Muffins

  1. Slice English muffins in half.
  2. Butter both sides.
  3. Broil on high for 40 to 60 seconds.

Canadian Bacon

  1. Add Canadian bacon to a frying pan on medium-low heat and heat through.

Poach eggs

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil then reduce to a simmer on medium-low heat.
  2. Add vinegar to the water.
  3. Dip a ladle into the water allowing a small amount of water to stay in the ladle.
  4. Crack an egg into the ladle and slowly add to the pot of water.
  5. Let the egg sit in the water for 3 to 4 minutes.
  6. Repeat process for the remaining eggs.

To Plate

  1. Stack Canadian bacon then an egg on 1 slice of an English Muffin. Spoon over about 2-3 tablespoons of Hollandaise sauce over the egg. Sprinkle parsley on top to garnish.
  2. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 441Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 364mgSodium: 592mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 14g

All amounts are estimates and DailyAppetite takes no responsibility for actual figures since calculations vary by packaging and supplier.

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