Simple Classic Eggs Benedict

Simple Classic Eggs Benedict

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: Serves 4 people

Traditional breakfast dishes don't have to be difficult. Simple Classic Eggs Benedict is great for a special breakfast or brunch for guests. 


  • 4 slices Canadian bacon
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 English muffins, split & toasted


  1. In a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat, fry the Canadian bacon on both sides. Set aside.
  2. Using a large saucepan, fill it with about 3 inches of water. Bring it to a simmer. Add the vinegar to the water. Carefully break the 4 eggs into the water. Cook the eggs until the whites set (about 3 minutes). Carefully remove the eggs with a large slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a small pan. Remove the pan from the heat before the butter browns. Using a food processor, blend the egg yolks, heavy cream, cayenne pepper and salt until everything is smooth. In a thin stream, add half the hot butter, slowly. Add the lemon juice in a thin stream. Add the remaining butter the same way.
  4. Place the toasted English muffins onto a serving platter. Top each of the 4 halves with the Canadian bacon and then the poached egg. Drizzle the cream sauce on top, reserving a bit for the other 4 halves of the muffins, and serve immediately.


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