Eggs Benedict

perfect for lazy mornings

Eggs Benedict is as British as a recipe comes and is a fantastic way to start your day, especially if it is a sunny weekend morning and the papers have just arrived! There are several variations on the dish but below is the most well-known and widely used recipe using hollandaise sauce. Eggs Benedict is quick, easy and very yummy -- the perfect, lazy morning recipe.

Lazy eggs Benedict

Serving size 2


  • 3 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • 2 toasting muffins
  • 2 tablespoons hollandaise sauce, hot
  • 4 slices Parma ham
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped


  1. Bring 2 litres of water to the boil in a saucepan, then add the vinegar.
  2. Break each egg into a mug.
  3. Cut the muffins in half, toast them and warm some plates.
  4. Swirl the vinegared water briskly and add an egg. Cook it for 2–3 mins, then remove with a slotted spoon.
  5. Repeat with the other eggs, one at a time, remembering to swirl the water as you slide in each egg.
  6. Spread some hollandaise sauce on each muffin, scrunch a slice of ham on top, then top with an egg.
  7. Spoon over the remaining hollandaise, sprinkle with spring onions and serve at once.

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