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Homemade Eggs Benedict Recipe

Eggs Benedict-the breakfast classic made at home! You will love our creamy and tangy hollandaise sauce over top of your poached eggs, crisp Canadian bacon and toasted English muffin!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 4
Calories: 630kcal
Author: Natalie

Ingredients

For the hollandaise sauce:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper ground
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted

For the eggs benedict:

  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 4 English muffins cut in half and toasted
  • 8 Canadian bacon slices or deli ham, heated in a skillet
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp chives chopped

Instructions

For the hollandaise sauce:

  • Set a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 inches of water. Set a glass bowl over top that fits without touching water. Bring water to a simmer.
  • Add cream, egg yolks, lemon juice, mustard, cayenne, salt, and pepper to bowl. Continuously whisk to bring the mixture up to 155 degrees on a instant read thermometer.
  • Reduce heat to low and slowly drizzle in the warm melted butter while whisking. Remove from heat and set aside.

For the poached eggs

  • Bring stockpot full of water to a boil. Crack eggs one at a time and add to boiling water, fitting four eggs into the pot at one time.
  • Cook until whites are just set and yolk is still runny, about 3 1/2 minutes. Transfer to paper towel lined plate to drain, repeat with remaining eggs. NOTE: I used an OXO egg poacher to assist me in this.

To assemble:

  • Place a toasted English muffin cut side up. Add Canadian bacon or ham, then top with the poached egg. Add a generous amount of hollandaise, then sprinkle paprika and chives over top.

Notes

Adapted from Cooking Classy

Nutrition

Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 625mg | Sodium: 583mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1991IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 3mg