Great recipe. I used Canadian bacon though. The sauce was perfect and much easier than I had thought. It was my first time making hollandaise sauce. Amazingly we had some sauce left over and tried to heat it up the next day. It didn't work. Just make it fresh everytime. It's worth it. I used a mini food processor which I think was the key to the perfect sauce.
Made this for my husband's birthday breakfast. Yummy! I was skeptical about the sauce on first taste but once it was all put together and broiled it is a great combination. I used Canadian bacon slices and tried the method for poaching and I messed something up because some of our egg whites were WAY too soft. I will use my own method of poaching next time when making this recipe. My husband was a happy camper and this one is a keeper.
By no means do I blame the recipe, I think I just butchered it. This was my first eggs benedict recipe I attempted and then I did this first thing in the morning. I honestly had a difficult time, between following the instructions exactly and being alone with my toddler (he gets scared by the blender I had to constantly keep him occupied), but that's me. It tasted great, but it took me more than an hour to finally finish this recipe. In the first, I probably should have blended the yolks in the blender before heating the vinegar and lemon juice, because when I did it the other way around, it evaporated, so I had to do that over again. Everything else was easy for me to follow, up to the poached eggs. I followed the directions exactly, and the eggs were not even close to being cooked. So being hungry and distracted by my toddler, I decided to just nook another set of eggs in boiling water and made sure they were pooched to my liking. Then, by the time I lightly toasted my egg muffins and cooked my bacon (I don't even know what pancetta is), the hollandaise sauce in the blender was solid, so then I had to add water to make it liquid again and blend it. By the time I assembled the toasted muffin, bacon, egg, and sauce, I lost half my appetite. If I'm going to do this recipe again, I'm going to eat a snack and make sure my husband is home with me to attend to my son. Otherwise, I'm going to look for an easier recipe. Again, I don't think it's the recipe that's bad. I should've played around with recipes that were like Eggs Benedict for Dummies. I would recommend this for people that are better cooks and not for beginners like me or if you are in a rush to eat. I really enjoyed the taste though. Maybe I just need help. Sorry for the lower rating.
Yummy! Loved the sauce! I tried to do the poached eggs, but I don't think I had the water hot enough so I ended up doing fried eggs. I used thin sliced ham instead of pancetta. Thanks for the great recipe! It was devoured!
Wow this is a great Benedict! I used bacon in place of the pancetta, thanks NC!...Kitten
Outstanding. Very well written directions. Thanks Cheryl for my success at making Eggs Benedict.
OMG!!! This is an outstanding recipe!!! I did not have pancetta, so I used bacon instead (which my kids and I prefer anyway)....This was very easy to make and the Hollandaise sauce is something I've been looking for since I was a small girl! (I always thought it was a secret thing that my Mom could only do.....) Thank you so much for posting this! An easy recipe -- very, very impressive, and so tasty!!! YUM!
I tagged this for zaar tag. This recipe is very good. The Hollandaise sauce is wonderful!!! I had no trouble at all with the sauce. I had a little trouble with poaching the eggs but it still worked out. I am so glad to have found this recipe!!! It was wonderful. Thanks for another winner Karen