Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict
Soft-boiled eggs, served on toast with a slice of fried smoked ham, and the whole covered with Hollandaise sauce.
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Last modified on: April 8th 2023

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1 hour 1 min.3 min.1 hour 4 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 20 min.
Eggs Benedict
Prepare 200 g Hollandaise sauce.

Keep hot.

Stage 2 - 20 min.
Eggs Benedict
Prepare 4 Poached eggs.

Keep hot.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Eggs Benedict
Remove crusts of 4 slices Sandwich bread.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Eggs Benedict
Butter one side.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Eggs Benedict
Cut 2 slices smoked ham in 2, to get slices about the same size as the toast.

Heat the plates.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Eggs Benedict
Put ham slices in a hot frying pan, 30 seconds on each side (if you use regular ham instead of smoked, leave until ham is lightly fried).

Keep hot.

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Eggs Benedict
In the same pan, put the toast butter side down until well browned, then turn over and cook the other side for 1 minute.

If you are in a hurry, don't butter toast, just put in a toaster.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Eggs Benedict
Put 1 slice of toast (or 2 if you are hungry) onto a hot plate, add a ham slice on top then a soft-boiled egg.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Eggs Benedict
Cover with hollandaise sauce. If possible decorate with a parsley leaf, and serve immediately.
Try to use not completely white bread, but whole-wheat instead, your toast and your eggs Benedict will be better. Even better is to make your own sandwich bread. Don't be afraid, it's quite easy.
To eat right now.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,060 Kcal or 8,625 Kj169 gr682 gr402 gr
103 %65 %64 %61 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
317 Kcal or 1,327 Kj26 gr105 gr62 gr
16 %10 %10 %9 %
Per eggs
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
515 Kcal or 2,156 Kj42 gr170 gr101 gr
26 %16 %16 %15 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Egg, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 eggs : 3.30 €
  • Per eggs : 0.83 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Hollandaise sauceHollandaise sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Langoustine and leek tarts, Fish terrine with spinach and tomatoes, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Nicholas's fish, Spicy roast cauliflower gratin, Little chocolate and hazelnut fondants, Kugelhof for Nanou, Crackers, ... All
Poached eggsPoached eggs: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Artichoke hearts forestier , Tartine du pêcheur , Fried bread with leek and poached egg , Eggs Arsène, Baked potatoes with poached egg and tuna sauce , ... All
Sandwich breadSandwich bread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chicken club sandwich, Croque-monsieur, Comtoise apple charlotte, Grilled cheese, Genoese croque-monsieur, ... All
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