Eggs Benedict Recipe

A Wonderful Recipe for Buttery, Creamy, and Gooey Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict is a popular breakfast and brunch menu. This article gives you recipes for this egg dish.
Eggs Benedict is a unique recipe which consists half of an English muffin topped with bacon or ham, poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce. The origin of this popular cuisine is yet unknown and there are several different stories associated with its origin. Seafood Benedict, Eggs Hussard, Eggs Montoya, Artichoke Benedict, Eggs Chesapeake, etc. are some of the popular variations. In each of these variations, any one of the basic ingredients of the recipe is replaced with some other ingredient. For examplem, in eggs Chesapeake, the bacon is replaced by crab cake.

Easy Recipe

Ingredients
  • Lemon juice, 3½ tbsp.
  • Ground white pepper, 1 pinch
  • Water, 1 tbsp.
  • Worcestershire sauce, ⅛ tsp.
  • Butter, melted, 1 cup
  • Salt, ¼ tsp.
  • Eggs, 8
  • Canadian-style bacon, 8 strips
  • Egg yolks, 4
  • English muffins, split, 4
  • Butter, softened, 2 tbsp.
  • Distilled white vinegar, 1 tsp.
Procedure

You will require a double boiler to prepare the Hollandaise sauce. First put water in the lower part of the double boiler to fill it part way. See that the water filled in the lower part does not touch the top pan. Then, bring the water to a gentle simmer. In the top part of the double boiler add egg yolks, white pepper, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and water. Whisk the mixture properly and then add melted butter to it. See that you add one or two tablespoons of butter at a time and keep whisking the yolks simultaneously. Keep whisking the mixture until the butter gets combined completely. Add salt and remove the double boiler from the heat. Cover the double boiler.

Preheat the oven to broiler settings. Then, take a large saucepan and add water to cover 3 inches height. Boil the water to simmer gently and then add vinegar to it. Break the eggs one by one into the simmering water. Cook them for 2 to 3 minutes. Then remove the poached eggs with help of a spoon and place them in a plate. In a medium-sized skillet, cook the bacon to turn brown. Then, toast the English muffins on a baking sheet. Apply softened butter to toasted muffins and place bacon slice on each side. Then place a poached egg and drizzle the sauce over it. Your eggs Benedict are ready to serve and eat.

Baked Recipe

Ingredients
  • Canadian bacon, 12 slices
  • Eggs, 12
  • English muffins, 1 package
  • Milk, 2 cups
  • Grated cheese, 8 oz.
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Paprika to taste
Procedure

Prepare the hollandaise sauce as directed in first recipe. Then grease a baking pan with cooking spray. Cut the English muffins into small cubes and place them to form the bottom layer in the baking pan. Then, sprinkle some cheese over the cubed muffins. Place the Canadian bacon slices and add some more cheese. In a medium-sized bowl combine eggs, milk, and some pepper. Beat the mixture properly and spread it over the cheese layer. Cover the baking pan and refrigerate it overnight. Then, remove the cover and bake the mixture at 350°F for half an hour. While serving pour the hollandaise sauce and sprinkle paprika on the top.