Cheddar Eggs Benedict

Cheddar Eggs Benedict

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 English muffins - split and toasted
  • 4 thin slices ham or canadian bacon
  • 4 poached eggs
  • paprika

  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 thin slices of onion
  • 2 parsley sprigs
  • 1 and 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • salt - to taste
  • black pepper - to taste
  • dash of grated nutmeg
To make the sauce:

In a medium sauce pan over high heat, bring the milk, onion and parsley to a boil and immediately remove from heat.

Melt the butter in a separate sauce pan over medium heat. Add the flour gradually - wisking until completely blended. Strain the milk mixture into this mixture and continue to stir until thick and smooth. Add the cheese, lemon juice, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Continue cooking - stirring often until cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.

To keep the sauce warm, while you construct the servings. Place the sauce pan in a larger sauce pan (or just in the sink) filled with hot water and stir occasionally.

To make each serving:

Top each muffin half with a slice of ham. Place a poached egg in the center and cover generously with the cheese sauce. Finish with a dash a paprika. Serve immediately.

Additional reading: Poaching Eggs

Try replacing the the nutmeg with a couple dashes of dry mustard and substituting a dash of hot sauce for the paprika to make a Spicy Cheddar Eggs Benedict. This same sauce is terrific over steamed vegetables.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank bethy for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Cheddar Eggs Benedict?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 4 votes.

From Sky Hi
Rating (out of 5):  

Great job! I don't like regular Hollandais sauce so this is a great replacement for me.

Comment submitted: 5/12/2012 (#13900)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom maremare (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

An amazing perfect vegetarian variation is to use thick avocado slices. It's super good!

Comment submitted: 4/16/2009 (#7980)

From Snorky
Rating (out of 5):  

Bacon could be a good alternative to the Canadian bacon (ham). Great spin to the Hollandais sauce!

Comment submitted: 4/4/2009 (#7893)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Blondie (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Loved it! Love you! Try using sausage patties instead of ham.... loooovvve it!

Comment submitted: 1/3/2009 (#7262)

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