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Eggs Benedict Recipe, Homemade Muffins

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This Eggs Benedict Recipe is so much better with Homemade English Muffins! Eric says he will never eat a store bought English Muffin again, after having these ones!

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Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict Day is the 16th! I love finding any excuse at all to have Eggs Benedict!

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Have you ever made Eggs Benedict? How about English Muffins? No? Well, my friend, you came to the right place! I first tried these English Muffins last year due to a Facebook group challenge. We made a recipe from an assigned member of our group. Luckily, I got my friend Laura, from Your Guardian Chef. You can see the whole story on my English Muffin post.

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So, for better or worse, I am now doomed to make English Muffins for my Eggs Benedict Recipe! I really don’t mind because they are so very easy!

Making Traditional Eggs Benedict Recipe

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Hollandaise Sauce gets a “bad rap”. It is really so much easier than people think it is. It is one of those old sauces that for some reason, intimidates people! I have seen lots of folks doing the sauce in a blender, but I find no reason to. It comes out so smooth and silky in a double boiler!

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Once the muffins are done, and the sauce is made, this English Muffin Recipe comes together in mere moments! Just pile a bunch of ham on the muffins, slide your favorite fried or poached egg on top and then top with the sauce!!

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Geez, every time I even think about them, my mouth waters! It has been near impossible to get a photograph of these babies! It’s just too hard to resist gobbling them up when they are warm!! I had to summon every ounce of self control I have, to get these photos! You are very welcome! 🙂

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Eggs Benedict with Homemade Muffins

This Eggs Benedict Recipe is easy and so rich and delicious! Especially with my Homemade English Muffins!
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 664kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $4

Ingredients

For Hollandaise Sauce

  • 6 egg yolks reserve whites for another use
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, fresh or bottled 30 ml
  • 2 tbsp water 30 ml
  • 2 dash cayenne pepper or chili powder optional
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature 227 gr

For Eggs Benedict

  • 6 English Muffins, homemade or store bought
  • 6 slices thick cut ham or Canadian Bacon
  • 12 eggs, poached or fried to taste
  • 3 tbsp Hollandaise Sauce, per sandwich 45 ml

Instructions

For Hollandaise Sauce

  • Place water in bottom of double boiler, don’t let water reach top pan. Turn heat to medium to medium low.
  • Place egg yolks, lemon juice, water and chili, if using in the top of a double boiler. Whisk together.
  • Cut butter into 8 chunks. Butter must be room temperature! Add butter 1 chunk at a time and whisk until fully melted, then add another chunk of butter. Continue whisking until butter is all melted in. 
  • Make sure you whisk up the sides of the double boiler as the egg cooks. Once all of the butter is heated through, the sauce should take about 3-4 minutes to thicken, nicely.
  • Hint: If eggs seems to be cooking fast and really sticking to the side of the pan, remove the top pan from the bottom pan to cool it down a bit. Then you can replace it when it has cooled. Sometimes you may have to do this a few times during the cooking process. If you start to see butter coming to the top, it’s too hot, as well. Remove it from the heat and keep whisking.
  • Hint: If you have a batch that is really falling apart, place it in the food processor with a tablespoon, or so of milk or cream and whisk it up. It will come right back together!

For Eggs Benedict

  • Lightly toast English Muffins
  • Place ham slices on top of muffins. (Keep warm in a low oven)
  • Cook eggs to desired doneness, either poached or fried
  • Place a few tablespoons of Hollandaise Sauce on each sandwich. Serve immediately.
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Notes

Recipe for English Muffins.
Use whisk for Hollandaise Sauce.
Make sure the water in the double boiler does not touch the upper pan.
The water in bottom of double boiler should be hot, but not boiling.
If it seems like the sauce is getting too thick, or cooking too fast, remove top pot from double boiler. Cook sauce slowly, so that eggs have a chance to cook and thicken the sauce.
Once butter has melted, add the next pat of butter.
If butter is floating to the top, the pan is too hot too. Remove from double boiler to cool it down.
If you have a batch that is really falling apart, place it in the food processor with a tablespoon, or so of milk or cream and whisk it up. It will come right back together!

Nutrition

Calories: 664kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 619mg | Sodium: 988mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 1780IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 2.8mg
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18 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love eggs Benedict! I think it’s one of my favorite breakfasts to eat! Your eggs Benedict looks so delicious! I can not wait to try it! And that hollandaise sauce looks fabulous!

  2. 5 stars
    This is our usual birthday breakfast, I don’t bother making muffins often but must give it a go!

    1. They are pretty easy, but if you are starving breakfast, it would be hard to wait for them on your birthday! Thanks, Brian!

  3. 5 stars
    I don’t think I have ever had the opportunity to try Eggs Benedict. But, yours look amazing. I can only imagine that a freshly made English muffin is wonderful! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Would you believe I’ve never had Eggs Benedict? ???? I feel like I’ve been deprived. I’ve made homemade English Muffins but that delicious egg dish I’ve never had the opportunity to enjoy. I’ve got to have it before it’s too late. I’ll use your recipe, for sure.

  5. Never thought of making my own English Muffins! Such a great idea. I’m sure they’re tasty with the homemade benedict as well.

  6. 5 stars
    I have actually never made egg benedict. I must give this a try. And Homemade muffins? What a great idea!! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    I was just saying to hubby yesterday that I would love to have eggs benny this week and then I see this 🙂 Kudos for homemade muffins too! Looks delicious 🙂

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