Eggs Benedict

Silky Hollandaise on soft poached eggs and ham.
 
Eggs benedict

Recipe from: 2/16/2000 12:00:00 AM

 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 4
    slices good-quality ham
  • 1
    English muffin, halved horizontally and buttered
  • 2
    large eggs
  • 2
    sprigs fresh origanum
  • salt and milled pepper
  • HOLLANDAISE SAUCE
  • 2
    large egg yolks
  • 15
    ml
    lemon juice
  • 300
    g
    butter
  • 15
    ml
    Dijon mustard
  • Seasoning
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Sauce:
Place egg yolks in a small bowl and season. Whisk yolks thoroughly. Heat lemon juice and vinegar in a small saucepan until starting to bubble.
Pour onto egg yolks in a steady stream and mix well.
Melt butter in same saucepan as lemon juice and vinegar over moderate heat until foaming. Pour into egg mixture in a thin, slow trickle.
(It helps to use a jug for pouring, not the saucepan, but remember to heat it with warm water beforehand.) Whisk until sauce is smooth and buttery.

Eggs:
Poach the eggs in simmering water with an added glug of vinegar (the vinegar helps to bind the egg).
Toast the muffins lightly under the grill

To assemble:
Place 2 slices of ham on each muffin half, top with a poached egg and pour sauce over.
 Place under grill for a few minutes, until very lightly browned, garnish with origanum, season and serve.
 

Read more on: eggs  |  grill
 

NEXT ON FOOD24X
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 

Tip of the day

 
Carving meat
Always allow your roast to rest for 5 to 15 minutes before carving so that the juices can be reabsorbed and the meat presents an even surface when sliced. Use a short- or long-bladed knife, and a two-pronged carving fork with a guard. To prevent the meat from losing juice, steady it with the flat of the fork, rather than piercing.
 

Find a recipe

 
 
 

Inside Food24

 
 
 
 
 

Instagram: #Food24_sa

 
 
/Wine
 

Restaurants

 
Mulberry & Prince in Cape Town

A modern, New York style eatery.

 

Find a restaurant

 
 

Jobs - Find your dream job

Property - Find a new home

 
 
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.