Eggs Benedict

It’s National Breakfast Week this week so thanks to Happy Eggs I am bringing you a super scrummy recipe for Eggs Benedict. I love eggs and have them for breakfast nearly every day of the week, they contain a whole host of vitamins, selenium, zinc and calcium. They are also high in protein which means they keep me full until well past lunchtime.

Eggs Benedict

Whilst I have my eggs scrambled, fried and poached on a daily basis (weirdly I’m not so keen on soft boiled eggs) this Eggs Benedict recipe is more decadent…I am thinking Valentine’s day, Mother’s day or why not for a lazy Sunday morning brunch just because…

Eggs Benedict

I had my Eggs Benedict on a toasted seeded rye bread and a rasher of crispy grilled bacon, this would also work well with some asparagus on the side.

Eggs Benedict

Top tips when making Eggs Benedict:

Don’t be heavy handed with the lemon juice

Don’t over cook the butter

If your sauce doesn’t appear to be thickening don’t panic, carry on whisking it and let it cool a little, you will probably find it thickens as it cools.

It is very important to be patient when adding the butter…do it very very slowly mixing in each bit first before pouring in a little more.

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict recipe

Eggs Benedict
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • 4 happy eggs
  • 125g butter
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch of black cracked pepper
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 4 slices Parma ham
  • 2 English muffins (gluten free if necessary)

Instructions
  1. Hollandaise sauce- In a bowl, whisk 2 egg yolks, lemon juice and vinegar.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter on a gentle heat, the butter should foam as it burns-off the water.
  3. As soon as the foaming starts to reduce, pour it (in a slow trickle) in to the egg mixture, whilst whisking.
  4. Continue whisking until the butter is fully combined.
  5. Add a pinch of salt to season.
  6. Poach 2 happy eggs *
  7. To assemble- Split and toast the English muffins, butter them and place on a plate.
  8. Arrange the ham on top followed by the poached eggs and a generous helping of hollandaise sauce.
  9. Top with a sprinkle of cracked black pepper.

Notes
* A great trick; to hold the egg together when cooking, place the whole egg (shell on) in simmering water for 10 seconds, then place it in cold water until it’s cool enough to touch. Next, crack it open and place into simmering water and cook for 3 minutes. Add a few drops of vinegar to the water too.

 

This delicious recipe was made using happy eggs. The happy egg co. are committed to providing the highest possible standard of welfare for their hens, with the belief that happier hens lay tastier eggs. For more mouth-watering recipes, visit www.thehappyegg.co.uk

 

 

 

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39 thoughts on “Eggs Benedict

  1. This is my favourite way to consume eggs – yum!

    Posted on February 3, 2015 at 9:57 am
    1. Very yummy aren’t they 🙂

      Posted on February 3, 2015 at 10:07 am
  2. We’ve never made this but my oldest is a huge eggs fan so I must let him try it!

    Posted on February 1, 2015 at 11:03 pm
    1. I hope he likes it 🙂

      Posted on February 2, 2015 at 10:40 am
  3. Happy Breakfast Week to you! Great tips on how to make eggs benedict. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted on January 30, 2015 at 11:09 am
    1. Thank you very much 🙂

      Posted on January 30, 2015 at 12:46 pm
  4. OOh now this would be my idea of the perfect breakfast everything morning x

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 8:22 pm
    1. Once you made the hollandaise sauce it becomes a very quick breakfast really 🙂

      Posted on January 30, 2015 at 7:39 am
  5. Ooh I love eggs benedict or florentine so this is ideal. Yay to national breakfast week. x

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 7:19 pm
    1. It is isn’t it 😀

      Posted on January 30, 2015 at 7:39 am
  6. yummy!! never made this – must rectify that!

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 6:29 pm
    1. Enjoy if you do!

      Posted on January 30, 2015 at 7:39 am
  7. I love eggs benedict but i would need to eat them at lunch as i always eat fruits in the morning in this diet

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 6:00 pm
    1. Oh I think this can be an anytime meal really 🙂

      Posted on January 30, 2015 at 7:38 am
  8. I have never had Eggs benedict sounds delicious

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 1:32 pm
    1. Thank you, it is very moreish

      Posted on January 30, 2015 at 7:38 am
  9. I so want this for tea (I won’ be up in time to do it for breakfast!) Just need to learn how to make a hollandaise sauce as everything else I already have in the store cupboard! Although I will be substituting the parma ham for smoked salmon!

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 11:20 am
    1. Mmmm yes, I love eggs and smoked salmon. 🙂

      Posted on January 30, 2015 at 7:36 am
  10. Always wondered what eggs benedict was – looks delicious

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:31 am
    1. Thank you, beware it is quite addictive 😉

      Posted on January 30, 2015 at 7:35 am
  11. I love Eggs Benedict, but have only eaten it when out for breakfast or in hotels – really should give it a go at home!

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:49 am
    1. You should, it is so easy really

      Posted on January 30, 2015 at 7:34 am
  12. I love eggs benedict, now I think I need to head out and get some Ham and make some!

    Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:35 am
    1. Ooops sorry! 😉

      Posted on January 29, 2015 at 9:46 am
  13. I love eggs too but funnily enough I’ve never thought of having them for breakfast! Great recipe, thanks 🙂

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 11:49 pm
    1. Thank you, they are definitely my preferred breakfast otherwise I’m hungry 🙂

      Posted on January 29, 2015 at 7:00 am
  14. This is one of our families favourite weekend brunches. We either have bacon or salmon and add a bit of asparagus. I’m hungry now!

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:32 pm
    1. Haha, me too..my tummy is rumbling…hmmm I could just go and whip up some now perhaps. 😉

      Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:36 pm
  15. My husband really enjoys Eggs Benedict. I will have to show him this recipe. Looks delicious.

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:14 pm
    1. Thank you, it was so good 🙂

      Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:25 pm
  16. I’ve never had eggs benedict. I have to admit other than knowing it had eggs in (obvs!) I had no idea what it was. It sounds and looks delicious though, so may have to give it a whirl!

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 8:25 pm
    1. Thanks, yes try it, it is worth it 🙂

      Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:25 pm
  17. Never made eggs benedict before but will surely try your recipe.

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm
    1. I hope you enjoy it!

      Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:26 pm
  18. yes thats my breakfast sorted for in the morning , actually may have some for supper instead , looks delightful x

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 6:09 pm
    1. Haha, I could eat it right now, definitely not just for breakfast 😀

      Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:27 pm
  19. This is my hubby’s favorite breakfast. I think I might make it for him this Sunday

    Posted on January 28, 2015 at 4:51 pm
    1. I hope he enjoys it 🙂

      Posted on January 28, 2015 at 10:28 pm