Surprise Eggs Benedict

Daily Inspiration S


I loved poached eggs and this is a unique take on a traditional breakfast/brunch dish.


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    butter, melted
  • 1
    12-oz. can spam
  • 4
    egg yolks
  • 4
    english muffins, split and toasted
  • 1/2 c
    fresh baby spinach
  • 8 large
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 8 slice
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    white vinegar

How to Make Surprise Eggs Benedict


  1. Fill bottom of a double boiler with water - make sure it doesn't touch the top pan. Bring the water to a simmer.
  2. In top pan, whisk together egg yolks, lemon juice and 1 tbsp. water. Add butter to egg yolk mixture and add 1-2 tsp. hot water. Whisk until the butter is incorporated. Whisk in salt and removed from heat. Cover the pan to keep warm.
  3. Poach eggs by filling a large saucepan with 3 inches of water. Bring the water to a gentle simmer and add vinegar. Carefully break eggs into a cup and slide into water gently one at a time. Cook 2 1/2 - 3 minutes or until whites are cooked and yolks are still soft in the center. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a warm plate.
  4. Cut span into 4 (1/4 inch thick) slices. In a medium skillet, heat spam over medium high heat until lightly crisp.
  5. Place English muffins, cut side up, on serving plates. Top evenly with spinach - then spam, tomato slices - followed by poached egg. Drizzle with hollandaise sauce. Garnish with chives, if desired. Serve immediately.

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About Surprise Eggs Benedict

Course/Dish: Eggs
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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