Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict for Two


This is the perfect special breakfast for two. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
2 servings


  • 2 egg yolks

  • 1 ¾ tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon white sugar

  • 116 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon distilled white vinegar

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 English muffins, split

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, thinly sliced


  1. Fill the bottom of a double boiler partway with water. Make sure the water does not touch the top pan. Bring to a gentle simmer. Whisk egg yolks, lemon juice, mustard, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper together in the top of the double boiler. Add melted butter 1 or 2 tablespoons at a time, whisking constantly until fully combined. Remove from heat and cover the Hollandaise.

  2. Fill a large saucepan with 3 inches of water and bring to a gentle simmer. Add vinegar. Crack an egg into a small bowl then gently slip egg into the simmering water, holding the bowl just above the surface of water. Repeat with remaining eggs. Cook eggs until the whites are firm and the yolks have thickened but still soft in the centers, 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.

  3. Remove the eggs from the water with a slotted spoon, dab on a kitchen towel to remove excess water, and place onto a warm plate.

  4. Toast and butter the English muffins. Divide between two plates and top with smoked salmon. Place the poached eggs on top and cover with the Hollandaise sauce.

Cook's Note:

Substitute bagels for the English muffins, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

858 Calories
70g Fat
29g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 858
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 70g 89%
Saturated Fat 38g 191%
Cholesterol 727mg 242%
Sodium 1295mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 199mg 15%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 274mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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