There’s really not much to making this fabulous breakfast (or lunch or dinner) dish. This video shows how to make Eggs Benedict in about 10 minutes.
Actually, the video is only 9 minutes, because we cut out part of the egg poaching time.
But all you need to make Eggs Benedict is
- 2 English muffins, split and toasted
- 4 slices ham, sauteed in butter
- 4 eggs to poach
- 3 egg yolks
- 1-2 Tb lemon juice
- ¼ lb butter melted and still hot
Sauté the ham slices in butter for about a minute.
Toast the split English muffins and top each half with a ham slice.
The important part of making the Hollandaise in a blender is to melt the butter so it is hot and bubbly. In our microwave, this is about 75 seconds (1:15 minutes). Make sure the butter is quite hot, so it cooks the egg yolks a bit when you pour it into the blender with the yolks and lemon juice.
To poach the eggs, we use a 3-quart saucepan with water gently simmering. Add salt and about 2 Tb white vinegar to the water, and quickly slip the 4 eggs into the water. No need to stir or swirl. Set a timer for 3:00 minutes and then lift the eggs out and put them on the toasted English muffins with the hams slice. Pour on some hollandaise and serve right away. Decorate with a bit of parsley if you like.
This makes a festive breakfast in about 15 minutes, including the time to bring the water to a boil. Enjoy it!