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Eggs Benedict

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 30 min.
Garnish with sliced ripe olives, if desired.


  • 8 eggs, cold
  • 4 English muffins, split, toasted
  • 8 slices Canadian-style bacon, warmed
  • 3/4 cup hollandaise sauce


  • Heat 2–3 inches of water in large saucepan or deep skillet to boiling. Adjust heat to keep liquid simmering gently. Break eggs, 1 at a time, into custard cup or saucer. Holding dish close to surface, slip eggs into water.
  • Cook eggs until whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, 3–5 minutes. Do not stir. Lift eggs from water with slotted spoon; drain well.
  • Top each muffin half with 1 bacon slice, 1 egg, and about 1 1/2 Tbs hollandaise sauce. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 395
  Calories from Fat 160 (41%)
(27%)Total Fat 17g
(32%)Saturated Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(136%)Cholesterol 409mg
(59%)Sodium 1408mg
(11%)Potassium 399mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(7%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(55%)Protein 28g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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