Eggs Benedict for Two

Eggs Benedict originates from New York.  They serve it with a side of potato rosti.

The Best Eggs Benedict is a simple, yet fancy breakfast recipe that you will love. Poached eggs with easy homemade hollandaise sauce, ham, and English muffin. Learn how to make the best eggs Benedict for 2 following this straightforward recipe and recipe video.



  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 4 fresh eggs
  • Easy Homemade English Muffins
  • 4 slices cooked ham or prosciutto cotto
  • Hollandaise Sauce
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives

Hollandaise Sauce

  • Melt the butter
  • Cut the butter into cubes and add to a saucepan.

  • Place over medium-high heat and let it melt completely.

  • Once bubbles start to form, remove from the heat.

  • Whisk the eggs
  • Add eggs, egg yolk, and balsamic vinegar (or lemon juice) to a measuring bowl (or in a blender jug).
  • Season with black pepper.
  • Using a blender or an immersion blender, blend until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
  • Hollandaise Sauce
  • Slowly, gradually, pour the hot melted butter in a thin stream into the egg mixture while blending on high speed.
  • When the sauce begins to thicken, you can start pouring the butter in quicker (this will be approx. after you’ve used half of the hot melted butter).
  • The sauce will be thick, creamy and velvety.
  • Season to taste with salt and cayenne pepper.
  • Serve warm, immediately.


  • Individually crack four eggs into four individual small bowls.
  • Fill a large pot or saucepan with 1 1/2 liter of water.
  • Add the vinegar and bring to a boil, then immediately reduce the heat to a minimum to a bare simmer.
  • Using a whisk, create a whirlpool, then carefully tip the first two eggs into the water.
  • Cook for 3 – 4 minutes, stirring the water occasionally to prevent the eggs from sticking to the bottom of the pot. But be careful not to touch or stir the eggs.
  • Remove the eggs carefully with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining two eggs.