Eggs Benny

sharon flanagan


"For breakfast or brunch, EGGS BENNY is pure delight to the taste buds & easy to prepare! Since I seem to unable to make a proper hollandaise sauce and love Eggs Benedict, I've come up with this scrumptious creation that I've become totally addicted to! (And the sauce, so simple, can be used in a zillion ways!!)"

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15 Min
30 Min
No-Cook or Other


2 Tbsp
1/2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1/2 c
milk, 2%
1/2 c
whipping cream
1/4 c
asiago cheese, grated
1/4 tsp
lemon juice
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper, ground
salt & pepper to taste
1 Tbsp
shallots, chopped & lightly sauteed
2 c
spinach, lightly steamed or sauteed
4 slice
4 large
eggs, poached
english muffins, split & toasted

How to Make Eggs Benny


  • 1Have all ingredients close at hand and prepared (chopped etc as required)
  • 2In a sauce pot, medium low heat, melt butter and stir in the flour, blending well
  • 3Slowly add the milk and cream to the butter mixture in your sauce pot, whisking constantly to blend smoothly
  • 4Mix in the lemon juice and the ground cayenne pepper
  • 5Add the grated cheese (more cheese may be added for a cheesier flavour if desired. Keep in mind that the cheese will further thicken the sauce).
  • 6Do not allow the sauce to boil! You want a low simmer. Turn the temperature down as required.
  • 7Allow the sauce to cook and thicken to desired consistency. It will thicken as it sits.
  • 8Heat the ham slices by frying lightly, steaming or nuke.
  • 9Quickly steam/fry the spinach and shallots together and heat thoroughly (if you have not already done so)
  • 10To plate: set out 1/2 English muffin on each plate. Top each with a ham slice, 1/4 - 1/2 cup of spinach and a poached egg on top. Spoon sauce over the top of your egg (with a bit extra for 'dipping'!) Serve hot with pepper for those that want it.
  • 11TIP:
    Keep a warmed oven on the ready to stow your items before plating them.

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About Eggs Benny

Course/Dish: Eggs, Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free