Eggs Benedict

A tasty classic that you do not want to miss!


Difficulty: Hard

Time: 40 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 918 / Protein 36g / Carbohydr. 32g / Fat 69g

Ingredients (4 servings)

125 mlwhite wine
11 tspwhite wine vinegar
1 sprigstarragon
2mustard seeds
4egg yolks
250 gbutter (melted, warm)
8 slicescooked ham
4English muffins


skimmer, large sauce pan, sieve, heat-resistant bowl, whisk, small frying pan, cooking spoon, paper towel, 2 small sauce pans

Wine Tip

Prosecco, 2012
A refreshing Prosecco is the perfect companion for this classic. When served at about 6°C (43°F), fresh, fruity sparkling wines release their full potential.

Step 1

Eggs Benedict

For the hollandaise, boil down white wine, some of the white wine vinegar, fresh tarragon, peppercorns, and mustard seeds in a small saucepan until half the liquid has evaporated.

cooking spoon, small sauce pan

125 ml white wine / 5 tsp white wine vinegar / 1 sprig tarragon / 2 peppercorns / 2 mustard seeds

Step 2

Eggs Benedict

Pass liquid through a sieve and whisk with the egg yolks in a heat-resistant bowl over a bain-marie until the mixture has slightly thickened.

sieve, heat-resistant bowl, whisk

4 egg yolks

Step 3

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Now, gradually fold in warm, melted butter into the foamy mass, while beating constantly. Season with salt to taste and set aside.

250 g butter / salt

Step 4

Eggs Benedict

Heat up some water in a large sauce pan until it simmers. Add rest of white wine vinegar and poach eggs in the water for approx. 2 – 3 min. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

skimmer, large sauce pan, paper towel

6 tsp white wine vinegar / 8 eggs

Step 5

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In the meantime, fry ham in frying pan on both sides for approx. 1 – 2 min. until crispy.

small frying pan, cooking spoon

8 slices cooked ham

Step 6

Eggs Benedict

Halve English muffins, top each with a slice of ham and a poached egg. Sprinkle with some salt and warm hollandaise sauce.

4 English muffins / salt