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Easy Eggs Benedict with Quick Hollandaise

Easy Eggs Benedict with Quick Hollandaise is the perfect brunch treat! My cheat blender Hollandaise sauce is ready in minutes and totally foolproof, for perfect Eggs Benedict every time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 617kcal
Author: Carrie Carvalho

Equipment

  • large pot
  • Immersion or hand blender

Ingredients

  • 8 large fresh, free range eggs
  • 8 slices of bacon or ham
  • 4 English Muffins sliced in half and lightly toasted
  • chopped chives or parsley to garnish

Quick Hollandaise

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 115 grams butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pinch white or cayenne pepper to taste

Instructions

  • If using bacon, cook to your desired crispness and keep warm while you prepare everything else.
  • Fill a large pot ⅓ full with water and bring to the boil. Add a pinch of salt and turn the heat right down - the surface of the water should be still but with some small bubbles at the bottom of the pot.
  • Crack the eggs into small bowls or teacups and one by one, submerge the cup into the water (be careful of your fingers - this is why I prefer to use cups with handles) and then gently tip the egg into the water. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your pot.
  • Cook the eggs for 2 minutes until the whites are opaque but the yolks still soft (cook longer for more well-done eggs.) Remove with a slotted spoon, drain and lightly pat dry with kitchen paper and place on a plate.
  • To make the Hollandaise, add the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a tall jug or jar which is just wide enough to fit the head of your hand blender. Melt the butter in a small saucepan or in the microwave. Be careful not to burn it and let it cool for 30 seconds before adding to the rest of the ingredients.
  • Immediately after adding the butter, use an immersion/hand blender to blend the Hollandaise ingredients together for about 30 seconds to one minute. Gently lift the blender up and down as you blend to make sure everything is combined and emulsified.
  • Taste, and add more salt and pepper if desired.
  • To assemble the Eggs Benedict, lay a slice of bacon on each toasted muffin half (you can butter the muffins if you wish). Top with a poached egg and drizzle over a generous spoonful of Hollandaise. Garnish with some chopped chives or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper and serve immediately.

Notes

Hollandaise sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
To reheat the Hollandaise - place the bowl or jug containing the Hollandaise sauce into a larger bowl of warm (not boiling) water and whisk until it is the desired temperature and consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 617kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 607mg | Sodium: 1579mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1451IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 3mg