Bacon and Eggs Benedict


We love eggs Benedict at our house and we’re always trying to find new ways to serve it.  One lazy weekend we decided to just put some together with what we had in the refrigerator – and what goes better with eggs than bacon??

What you need:

  • 4 English Muffins (I like sourdough)
  • 24 slices of bacon
  • 8 eggs

Sauce – Not quite a hollandaise

  • 4 Tablespoons of butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of water
  • ½ cup half-and-half

How to Do it:

Cook the bacon until it is crispy.  Set aside in a low oven to stay warm.

To make the sauce, melt the butter in a small saucepan.  Beat together the egg yolks, cayenne, a pinch of salt and pepper, the water and the half-and-half.


Once the butter is melted, whisk in the milk mixture, whisking constantly.  Add the lemon juice and continue to whisk until the sauce is thickened.  If you don’t keep whisking, the eggs will coagulate and you’ll end up with a sauce that looks like scrambled eggs – so keep on whisking!  When the sauce is done, set it aside.

Toast the muffins and fry the eggs.

Top each muffin half with three slices of bacon,


one egg and 1/8 of the sauce.  Serve two to each person.


Serves 4

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8 Responses to Bacon and Eggs Benedict

  1. Sounds great! Can’t wait to give it a try :) Visiting from Turn it up Tuesdays!

  2. I love eggs benedict! I’m always hesitant to make it because I figured the sauce would be difficult but I love the one you suggest! I’m going to give it a try!

  3. I love eggs benedict and I may have to give your recipe a try! It looks delish! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  4. This definitely looks like a yummy and interesting breakfast. Thanks for sharing your post at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

  5. Raia says:

    I’ve never tried making hollandaise before. You make it look deliciously easy. :)

    • HelenFern says:

      It’s very easy – the trick is not to overcook it – take it off the heat as soon as it just begins to thicken! :) Thanks for stopping by

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