Eggs Benedict


Eggs Benedict
Soft-boiled eggs, served on toast with a slice of fried smoked ham, and the whole covered with Hollandaise sauce.
185,8394.1/5 for 17 ratings
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Last modified on: August 8th 2018

For 4 eggs, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 eggs 4 eggs 8 eggs 12 eggs

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 1 min.3 min.1 hour 4 min.
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Step by step recipe


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

Keep hot.

Stage 2 - 20 min.
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Prepare 4 Poached eggs.

Keep hot.

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

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Butter one side.

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

Heat the plates.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Cover with hollandaise sauce. If possible decorate with a parsley leaf, and serve immediately.

Remarks

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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,364 Kcal or 5,711 Kj38 gr76 gr163 gr
68 %15 %7 %25 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
210 Kcal or 879 Kj6 gr12 gr25 gr
10 %2 %1 %4 %
Per eggs
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
341 Kcal or 1,428 Kj10 gr19 gr41 gr
17 %4 %2 %6 %
% 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).

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Source

Home made.

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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, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Choux pastry (pâte à choux), Potato purée , Rosemary steamed fish, Parcels of fish fillet in spinach, How to prevent butter burning during cooking, ... All
Poached eggsPoached eggs: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Polenta with spinach and soft-poached egg, Eggs meurette, Fried bread with leek and poached egg , Tartine du pêcheur , Eggs Arsène, ... All
Sandwich breadSandwich bread: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Croque-monsieur, Spinach Croque-monsieur , Grilled cheese, Pain perdu, Genoese croque-monsieur, ... All

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