Eggs Benedict Recipe

July 26, 2023
Eggs benedict

Eggs Benedict, a classic breakfast delight, combines perfectly poached eggs, velvety hollandaise sauce, and savoury ham atop toasted English muffins. This timeless recipe offers a symphony of flavours that elevate any morning. Indulge in the art of brunch with this easy-to-follow Eggs Benedict recipe and awaken your taste buds.

Eggs Benedict

Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 40 mins


  • Eggs
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) white vinegar
  • 4 large eggs
  • Sauce
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) white vinegar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 80g butter, melted
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • buttered toast or English muffins, to serve
  • 4 slices ham




Heat a few centimetres of water in a deep frying pan over low heat until just simmering. Add the vinegar and use a wooden spoon to create a whirlpool. Crack the eggs one at a time into a small bowl and slip into the water. Cook the eggs for 3 – 4 minutes or until just set.


Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon, drain well and place in a baking dish.



Heat the vinegar in a small pot and simmer until reduced by half. Transfer to a heatproof bowl over a pot of gently simmering water, add the egg yolks and whisk until the mixture leaves a ribbon trail when you lift the whisk. Gradually whisk in the butter until the sauce has thickened. Season, remove from the heat and set aside.


Place 2 pieces of toast on each plate, top with the ham and poached eggs, spoon a little of the sauce over and serve.

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