Eggs Benedict

You will think you're dining out with this recipe!

A prefect weekend recipe, this is one of our favourites. Why not give it a go? Trust us when we say it's a lot easier to make than you think!

Ingredients - Serves 1 Adult

For the eggs and bagel
  • ½ teaspoon of vinegar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 wholemeal bagel
  • 1 teaspoon of low-fat spread
  • 1 slice of wafer-thin ham
For the Hollandaise sauce
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of low-fat crème fraiche
  • ¼ lemon, juiced
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Over a high heat, half fill a small saucepan with boiling water and add the vinegar. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat so the water is simmering.
  2. Break the egg into a cup and with the lip of the cup close to the water, but not touching, gently slip the egg into the saucepan.
  3. Poach the egg for 2–3 minutes until the whites are fully cooked, the yolks at this point should be cooked without setting hard.
  4. As your egg poaches, toast the bagel and make the Hollandaise sauce, by combining the crème fraiche, lemon juice, paprika and black pepper.
  5. Remove the bagel from the toaster, and top with the spread and wafer thin ham. Remove the egg from the pan with a slotted spoon and place on the prepared bagel and finish with the sauce.
  6. In a bowl sprinkle the walnuts onto the yoghurt and enjoy.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your poached egg on a wholegrain bagel or toast, top with hollandaise sauce and enjoy!


This recipe can easily be changed to Eggs Florentine or Eggs Royale by replacing the ham with spinach or smoked salmon!

About this Recipe

Poaching is a great alternative to frying! You get the same great taste without the added fat! It's a thumbs up from us!

Eggs Benedict

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1 Adult

1 Adult

Preparation Time

5 Minutes

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

5 Minutes

5 Minutes

Utensils Needed

Chopping Board, Chopping Knife, Cutlery, Mixing Bowl, Saucepan, Whisk

Chopping BoardChopping KnifeCutleryMixing BowlSaucepanWhisk
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (299g)
Energy671Kj 2007Kj
160Kcal 478Kcal
Fat6.9g 20.5g
(of which saturates)1.8g 5.3g
Carbohydrate15.6g 46.7g
(of which sugars)4.7g 14.1g
Fibre0.9g 2.6g
Protein8.5g 25.5g
Salt0.7g 2.2g


Recipe rating

Current rating: 5 (1 ratings)