Poached Eggs Benedict With Quick Hollandaise…

Fancy trying out this poached eggs benedict with quick hollandaise sauce recipes out?

Serves 4
516 calories / 429 fat per portion


  • 4 fresh eggs
  • 4 slices hot buttered toast
  • 8 rashers bacon, grilled
  • 4 tbsp Hollandaise sauce (recipe below)
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped chives

For the Hollandaise sauce:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 110g (4oz) Kerrygold butter, now softer, cut in to roughly 1cm (½ inch) dice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Method – Hollandaise sauce:

  1. First make the hollandaise sauce. 
  2. Place the egg yolks in a heavy bottomed saucepan on a low heat and whisk thoroughly.
  3. Add the butter bit by bit whisking all the time. As soon as one piece melts add the next. 
  4. Do not leave the pan or stop whisking.
  5. Keep cooking very gently until the sauce has thickened, enough to coat the back of a spoon. 
  6. If there are any signs of the eggs slightly scrambling, remove from the heat immediately. 
  7. The whole process should take 5-7 minutes from start to finish.
  8. Finally add the lemon juice to taste.
  9. Keep warm as you poach the eggs.

Method – Poached eggs

  1. Place a saucepan of water on a high heat, add a splash of vinegar and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to a simmer, gently crack in the eggs and cook for 3–4 minutes or until the whites have just set.
  3. Carefully remove the eggs from the pan with a slotted spoon.

To serve:

  1. place two pieces of bacon on the hot buttered toast, then place 1 egg on top. 
  2. Spoon over the sauce and sprinkle with chives.

About this post-

Recipe and photo credit by-

This recipe comes from a collection of 6 brand new and exclusive recipes created by Rachel Allen featuring in The Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book.


Hi, I am Claire and I created Claire Justine in 2011. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.



  1. Shona Wood
    November 6, 2012 / 8:49 am

    Ooh eggs Benedict is one of my favourite breakfasts but I never knew how to make a hollandaise sauce! I'm going to give this way a go, thanks 🙂

    • Claire Justine
      November 8, 2012 / 8:52 pm

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. Judy Haughton-James
    November 6, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    This looks so yummy Clairejustine! I hope your day has been going well.

    • Claire Justine
      November 8, 2012 / 9:01 pm

      Thanks for stoppng by 🙂 lovely thank you,hope everything is going ok …

  3. Style Sud-Est
    November 7, 2012 / 5:39 pm

    Been ages since i had that- watching the gluten – but it looks goodAriane xxx

    • Claire Justine
      November 8, 2012 / 9:01 pm

      Thanks for the comment Ariane 🙂

  4. Christian Rene Friborg
    November 23, 2012 / 7:51 am

    Great recipe. I'm addicted to eggs by the way.

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