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Hard Boiled Eggs Benedict Recipe

Hard Boiled Eggs Benedict Recipe

  • Author: Brandie Valenzuela
  • Yield: 4 servings (one-egg + one-muffin) 1x


No poached eggs here! This Hard Boiled Eggs Benedict recipe is a delicious and easy twist on a traditional brunch recipe.


  • 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 in English muffins (split half)
  • 4 slices Canadian bacon or ham
  • Chopped parsley (optional)

Hollandaise Sauce

  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup butter (very slightly softened, cut into 5 pieces)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)


Prepare Hollandaise Sauce

  1. Prepare hollandaise sauce by placing a heat-proof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water (about 1 – 1 1/2″ inches of water). The bottom of the bowl should not be touching the water. Alternatively, a double boiler set can be used. Add egg yolks and lemon juice to the bowl and whisk vigorously, until the mixture becomes shiny/glossy and thickens. Whisk in one piece of butter until fully incorporated into mixture. Repeat with remaining pieces, one at a time. Whisk in a pinch of salt and a dash of cayenne, if using. If mixture if too thick, whisk in a bit of warm water, a tablespoon at a time. Remove from heat and use immediately.
  2. In a hot skillet, over medium heat, brown and heat the Canadian bacon. Toast the English muffins until lightly browned. Peel and cut the egg into fourths (see additional notes for eggs at the end of this recipe).
  3. Assemble by placing an English muffin half on a plate (cut side up), topping with 1 slice of Canadian bacon, 1 egg (cut into fourths), and drizzle with 1/4 of the hollandaise sauce. Topped with chopped parsley, if desired.


–This recipe is ideal and recommended for newly hard boiled eggs which haven’t been chilled in a refrigerator yet.

–If your hard boiled eggs are cold/refrigerated (such as leftover Easter eggs), remove from refrigerator about an hour before serving. Room temperature eggs shouldn’t be left out for more than 2 hours. Be sure to follow proper egg safety procedures. Additionally, you can heat your hard boiled eggs a bit by placing them, with shell intact, in a bowl and covering with very hot water while you prepare the other parts of this recipe.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: canadian bacon, 5 ingredients, english muffin, lemon, hollandaise sauce,

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