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Eggs Benedict recipe

Eggs Benedict recipe

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Classic eggs Benedict is the ultimate weekend brunch recipe. Topping toasted muffin with salty ham, a perfectly poached egg and creamy hollandaise sauce gives an indulgent dish that's wonderfully comforting. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 5mins to prepare and 15mins to cook
  • 426 calories / serving


  • 2 large tomatoes, halved horizontally
  • 1tsp white wine vinegar
  • 4 medium or large eggs
  • 2 seeded bagels, sliced in half
  • 4 slices roast ham
  • 6 tbsp Tesco Finest hollandaise sauce
  • 50g rocket

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    27g 38%
  • Saturates

    13g 64%
  • Sugars

    5g 6%
  • Salt

    2.1g 35%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 26.2g Protein 19.9g Fibre 1.2g


  1. Heat the grill to high, season the cut sides of the tomatoes and grill for 3-4 minutes. Keep warm.
  2. To poach the eggs, bring a deep pan of water to the boil. Pour in the vinegar and break each egg into a separate ramekin. Turn the heat down a little, swirl the water to create a whirlpool and gently pour an egg into the centre of the whirlpool to create a round shape. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon to a warm plate. Repeat with the remaining eggs.
  3. Meanwhile, toast the bagels and top each half with a slice of ham. When the eggs are all done, add a tomato half to each bagel, a poached egg and a spoonful of hollandaise sauce. Serve with a handful of rocket scattered on top.

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