Eggs Benedict is easy to make at home! Try my Homemade Hollandaise sauce recipe topping a toasted English muffin layered with a poached egg and Canadian bacon. Simply delicious for breakfast or brunch.
Eggs Benedict is classic for a reason. It's very easy to whip up and it tastes like a dream.
It's easier than you might think to make at home. Fancy that.
★ Why You'll Love this Recipe ★
Creamy, rich and lemony.
The power of silk smooth Hollandaise sauce, made with just eggs yolks, butter and lemon juice, transforms an egg, some Canadian ham and an English muffin into something glorious.
This yummy breakfast comes together easily for up to 4 people. A fun little weekend breakfast or brunch treat.
Try it with a Bloody Mary.
Check out my Hollandaise sauce recipe or you can opt to use the powdered Hollandaise mix.
★ Ingredients You'll Need★
- English muffins. Just your standard variety. Nothing fancy. Lightly toasted.
- Poached eggs. Check out my easy how-to for poaching eggs using a mason jar lid.
- Canadian Bacon. I prefer thin slices if you can find them.
- Hollandaise sauce. Check out my easy homemade Hollandaise sauce recipe.
- Fresh parsley or chives. For garnish. This is optional but adds a really pretty as tasty touch.
★ How to Make this Recipe ★
This classic Eggs Benedict dish comes together in just a few steps.
Here's a look at what's involved:
- Toast English Muffins.
- Prepare Hollandiase sauce.
- Flash fry Canadian bacon.
- Poach the eggs.
- Layer bacon, egg and Hollandaise sauce.
- Garnish and serve.
The process is easy if you just follow the steps!
★ Tips & FAQs ★
What's the history of Eggs Benedict?
So the story goes, Eggs Benedict was invented when a guy by the name of Lemuel Benedict walked into the Waldorf Hotel in New York City one morning looking to cure his hangover and ordered this little number.
There's definitely something about eggs that really does it for me after a night of cocktails. So I am totally getting where this guy was coming from and if anyone knows the science behind why eggs are good for hangovers, please do share.
So back to the story. The chef fancied the combination of eggs, hollandaise, toast and ham that this dude ordered and put it on the menu. The rest is history.
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Serving more than four people?
You might prefer my Eggs Benedict Casserole! It's easy to make and serves a crowd.
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- 2 English muffins sliced
- 4 eggs poached
- 1 cup Hollandaise sauce
- 4 slices Canadian bacon
- fresh parsley or chives for garnish
- Slice (if needed) and toast English muffins.
- Make your Hollandaise sauce.
- Make your poached eggs.
- Flash fry Canadian bacon in a hot pan for 15 seconds on each side.
- Layer fried bacon onto each slice of each English Muffin.
- Top with one poached egg on each toasted muffin, then pour over hollandiase sauce.
- Garnish if desired and serve immediately.