Easy Eggs Benedict

Easy Eggs Benedict – Keto Eggs Benny

Easy Eggs Benedict is an easy brunch idea for your kitchen. Some say that Eggs Benny is the perfect hangover cure, but we think  it’s an delicious breakfast everyday.

Easy Eggs Benedict – Keto Eggs Benny

Easy Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benny

One of the secrets to the perfect and Easy Eggs Benny is the Hollandaise sauce. Hollandaise is known as one of the 'mother sauces' in classic French cuisine and although many home cooks are intimidated by this sauce, its really qiute simple. While we prefer to use an immersion blender, a conventional blender can also be used, as can just a plain whisk in a bowl.

The timing of this dish does require some careful orchestration and may take a little practice to get it perfect. We find tag teaming between the two of us makes for an easy Eggs Benny.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time10 min
  • Energy580 cal
  • Cooking Method
    • Poaching
    • Blending
  • Suitable for diet

Ingredients

For the base

  • 1 Tbsp vinegar, white or cider
  • pot of water
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 thick slices cooked ham
  • and /or 8 slices cooked bacon

For the Hollandaise

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup of melted/hot butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt
  • dash of cayanne or tobasco

For the Garnish

  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chopped chives (optional)

Method

Preparing the Hollandaise

1
  1. Add the egg yolks, salt, cayenne, and lemon juice to your blender and blend at a medium speed for 20-30 seconds
  2. Slowly add the hot butter to the egg yolks as you continue to blend at a low speed.
  3. Set aside in a warm place while waiting to finish the dish

For the Base

2
  1. Add the vinegar to  a pot of water and bring it to a rolling boil. Have your first egg ready to drop in.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, stir the water to create a circular motion in the pot and then drop the egg into the hot water.
  3. Repeat steps one  and two until you have enough eggs for however many you’re preparing.
  4. Cooking time r depends on how you like your eggs. For a runny yolk (our favourite), they’re ready in about 2 minutes.
  5. Increase cooking time by increments of 30 seconds for firmer yolks eggs.
  6. Meanwhile, place your ham base on a plate.
  7. Use a slotted spoon to lift each egg from the water.
  8. Place the egg on top of the ham/bacon.

Finishing the Dish

3

Pour the hollandaise over the top of the egg and sprinkle paprika on top. Optionally also top with some fresh chives.

To Elevate this dish

To take this Easy Eggs Benedict recipe up a notch, use our Keto Fish cakes for the base instead of ham or bacon You can find our Fish Cake recipe here

Notes -
-We find it takes two to get the perfect timing of this Easy Eggs Benedict recipe. One to make the sauce and one to poach the eggs.
-Butter must be added slowly (tempered) or the eggs will scramble.
-For the poached eggs, a tried and true tip is to crack your egg in a bowl instead of directly in the boiling water and to use a spoon to stir the water so that it is moving in a circular motion when you drop in the egg from the bowl.
- If you prefer, any Keto-friendly bun can be used as an addition to the base as you build up your dish.
  • Nutrition Facts

  • Calories580
  • Calories from Fat504
  • Food ComponentAmount/Serving% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat56.5 g72.44%
  • Total Carbohydrate1 g0.36%
  • Total Sugars0 g
  • Protein17 g34%
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4 Comments

  1. Terri Grace

    I tried your recipe for Pig Candy You said don’t spare the salt but I went overboard. I’ll know better next time. I love the crispness of them and I will try it again.

    • This is one of the things we discuss in the next book — all about intuitive cooking. Salt is one of those ingredients that are an incredibly important part of flavour in a dish. Even the type of salt being used can change the taste. The same amount of natural sea salt would likely taste different from pink salt as they are different at a molecular level. Remember what you used and drop it back next time. Just make sure you’re not using that box/table salt as most of those have sugar added.

  2. Terri Grace

    I made my eggs benny with the 2 minute microwave bread in a mug. It was better than any English Muffin. It’s on Page 250 of your cook book. Not a lot of instructions with it but my method turned out perfect and looked like the picture at the end.
    I melted the butter in the mug and rolled it around to prevent sticking. I added the dry ingredients and stirred it together. I wished the egg in another dish and then added it to the dry ingredients. After the 90 secs in the microwave I let it cool , removed it from the mug sliced it in half put it on the hot frying pan with a little melted butter and it browned beautifully. I also used it for Avacado toast . Great cook book, thanks for your efforts.

    • Hi Terri,
      Thanks for the feedback. We appreciate the kind words. And the tips here may help others, so thanks for that too. We love when people take the recipe and make it their own. That is why we leave whitespace in the book so people can make their own notes and adjustments.
      Warmly,
      Bobbi and Geoff

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