Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon & chives

Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon & chives

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

A challenge

Serves 4 as part of a brunch buffet
Get your poaching technique honed and serve up this brunch classic- it's easily-doubled to feed a family or crowd

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal564
  • fat44g
  • saturates23g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre1g
  • protein27g
  • salt3.09g
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Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
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  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 English muffins, halved
  • a little butter, for spreading
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  • 8 slices smoked salmon
  • chopped chives, to serve

For the hollandaise sauce

  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 125g unsalted butter, diced

Method

  1. First make the Hollandaise sauce. Put the lemon juice and vinegar in a small bowl, add the egg yolks and whisk with a balloon whisk until light and frothy. Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and whisk until mixture thickens. Gradually add the butter, whisking constantly until thick – if it looks like it might be splitting, then whisk off the heat for a few mins. Season and keep warm.

  2. To poach the eggs, bring a large pan of water to the boil and add the vinegar. Lower the heat so that the water is simmering gently. Stir the water so you have a slight whirlpool, then slide in the eggs one by one. Cook each for about 4 mins, then remove with a slotted spoon.

  3. Lightly toast and butter the muffins, then put a couple of slices of salmon on each half. Top each with an egg, spoon over some Hollandaise and garnish with chopped chives.

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elliesuki
1st Apr, 2012
5.05
Delicious. New favourite for special occassion breakfasts.
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Pee
18th Mar, 2012
5.05
My first attempt at Hollandaise sauce.. no splitting so chuffed to bits. Hubby absolutely loved this, will definately a regular weekend breakfast in our house
jharrold
14th Feb, 2012
5.05
forgot to rate
jharrold
14th Feb, 2012
5.05
Did this this morning for a surprise Valentines Day breakfast and it really was perfect. Followed the recipe to the letter and could not have been happier with it or the reaction from the other half. Will become a saturday morning favourite when we have guests I think!
bealez
7th Jul, 2011
5.05
came out brilliantly...thanx
lindarademaker
25th Jan, 2011
5.05
flavour was beautiful
vhoracek
5th Oct, 2010
5.05
I used dill instead of chives, it goes well with salmon. Homemade hollandaise is delicious.
smokierocz
4th May, 2010
4.05
very nice the poached egg tops it of beautifully used ciabatta's instead of muffins, tot hollandaise sauce would be a disater wasn't sure if i'd like it but turned well :-)
thommich
30th Mar, 2010
5.05
Used ready made hollandaise sauce, but this is a delicious, simple light snack.
nildesperandum
17th Nov, 2009
5.05
Just had this for lunch with my sister, DELICIOUS!!! hollandaise sauce easier to make than we thought .We thought this would be a lovely breakfast for christmas morning .

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