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Quick and Easy Eggs Benedict

Rated as 3.79 out of 5 Stars

"This is a no-fuss, easy recipe. The sauce is simply put together in a blender - no double boiling necessary. Assemble eggs with sauce over hot buttered English muffins with Canadian bacon, or if you prefer, Serrano ham. Yum!"
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Ingredients

25 m servings 690 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, fry the Canadian bacon on each side until evenly browned.
  2. Fill a large saucepan with about 3 inches water, and bring to a simmer. Pour in the vinegar. Carefully break the 4 eggs into the water, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until whites are set but yolks are still soft. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter until bubbly in a small pan or in the microwave. Remove from heat before butter browns.
  4. In a blender or large food processor, blend the egg yolks, heavy cream, cayenne pepper, and salt until smooth. Add half of the hot butter in a thin steady stream, slow enough so that it blends in at least as fast as you are pouring it in. Blend in the lemon juice using the same method, then the remaining butter.
  5. Place open English muffins onto serving plates. Top with 1 slice Canadian bacon and 1 poached egg. Drizzle with the cream sauce, and serve at once.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 690 calories; 58 g fat; 27.4 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 475 mg cholesterol; 1120 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Eggs benedict is my all time favorite way of eating eggs. I was cooking for a crowd, so to make this dish even quicker and easier, I used a packaged hollandaise sauce that only needed a couple o...

Most helpful critical review

I found this sauce thickened up really quickly in the food processor. It congealed on me, and then when I warmed it up it was runny.

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Eggs benedict is my all time favorite way of eating eggs. I was cooking for a crowd, so to make this dish even quicker and easier, I used a packaged hollandaise sauce that only needed a couple o...

The one and only change I would make is to reduce the amount of salt in the hollandaise sauce to 1/4 tsp. The way the recipe stands now, you can use it providing you don't add any salt to your e...

I really loved the hollandaise sauce, it was the best recipe I've tried. My boyfriend and I do not eat pork so we substituted smoked salmon for the ham and also added wilted spinach. Also, we di...

I had ever made hollandaise sauce before and used this recipe for Christmas morning breakfast. We served 11 adults and 3 children with one recipe of this sauce! It was extremely easy and very go...

It worked wonderfully. I'd reduce salt and increase the cayanne

This was quick and tasted pretty good. Use eggs that have been pasteurized in the shell (yes, it's possible!) to avoid issues with salmonella.

I made this as a quick breakfast for my husband and I. Very easy and tastes great. I can now have eggs benedict whenever I want without all the fuss!

I found this sauce thickened up really quickly in the food processor. It congealed on me, and then when I warmed it up it was runny.

Eggs Benedict is my favorite breakfast. I've had it in hundreds (literally) of restaurants coast-to-coast and beyond. So, I've become quite an expert at preparing and tasting it. Therefore, with...