Eggs Benedict


1 - 2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon granules (optional)

4 eggs

Mock Hollandaise Sauce (see recipe below)

2 English muffins, split

4 slices Canadian-style bacon

Cracked black pepper (optional)


If desired, lightly grease a 10-inch saute pan or skillet with cooking oil or shortening. Half-fill the skillet with water. If desired, stir in bouillon granules. Bring the water to boiling; reduce heat to simmering (bubbles should begin to break the surface of the water). Break one of the eggs into a small dish or a measuring cup with a handle. Carefully slide egg into the simmering water, holding the lip of the cup as close to the water as possible. Add remaining eggs, one at a time.

Simmer eggs, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes or until the whites are completely set and the yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon and place them in a large pan of warm water to keep them warm. Prepare Mock Hollandaise Sauce.

Place muffin halves, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat about 2 minutes or until toasted. Top muffin halves with Canadian-style bacon. Broil about 1 minute more or until bacon is heated.

To serve, top each bacon-topped muffin half with an egg. Spoon Mock Hollandaise Sauce over eggs. If desired, sprinkle with pepper. Makes 4 servings.

Mock Hollandaise Sauce


1/3 cup dairy sour cream

1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon yellow mustard


In a 1- to 1-1/2-quart saucepan combine dairy sour cream, mayonnaise or salad dressing, lemon juice, and yellow mustard. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until warm. If desired, stir in a little milk to thin.

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