Eggs Benedict...with bacon can't get much better. Well, if you use this homemade English muffin recipe it can! The hollandaise is super quick to whip together and is much better than any dry hollandaise mix! Using an immersion blender makes the hollandaise come together quickly and flawlessly!
It's important to make each part of the Eggs Benedict in a certain order. Make sure to toast the English muffin and cook the bacon first and set them aside. Then make the hollandaise sauce and keep it covered while you poach the eggs! This way everything will be the right temperature and consistency when you are ready to assemble!
Eggs Benedict is the perfect weekend indulgence recipe! It takes a little work and a few tricks to make each part, but it is totally worth it and will impress anyone that sits down at your table! If you keep the hollandaise in a warmer you can also have these babies be a part of a brunch spread!
Begin by making the hollandaise sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Swirl the butter in the pan until it is no longer frothy.
Place the egg yolk in a cup that just fits the head of your immersion blender. Add the lemon juice and water to the cup. Turn on the immersion blender and begin pouring the butter into the mug while the immersion blender is still on. Blend until the sauce is completely smooth. Whisk in the hot sauce and salt to taste. Store in a lidded pot in a warm place. The hollandaise cannot be reheated, only kept warm for a short time!
Now poach the eggs! Boil a pot of water. Add the egg to the water for about 20 seconds, remove and crack the egg into a small bowl. Stir the water in a swirling motion. Pour the egg into the eye of the swirl. Continue swirling the water so the egg white wraps around the yolk. Cook for about 1 1/2 minutes or until the whites look set. Carefully remove with a slotted spoon and place on a dry paper towel and cover to keep warm. Repeat with the other egg.
Cut the cooked bacon into smaller strips, place them on top of each half of the toasted English muffin. Top each muffin with a poached egg. Spoon hollandaise over the top of each and sprinkle with chives. Add hot sauce if desired!