Upgrade your breakfast or brunch with my Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with homemade hollandaise sauce! Breakfast time is the best meal of the day. Am I right?
The origin of the eggs benedict seemed to have come from a New York stockbroker in 1894 named Lemuel Benedict. He came into the Waldorf Hotel with a hangover looking for an antidote and this great recipe grew from there.
How to Make Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict:
Traditionally, this dish starts with a toasted English muffin (split in half) which is then topped with a thick slice of Canadian bacon (or ham), a poached egg, and a generous portion of hollandaise sauce.
To add my own twist, I opted to switch out the bacon/ham for smoked salmon. With my version of Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict - believe me - you won't miss the pork. Since smoked salmon tends to be saltier because it is cured or brined, then smoked, it's the perfect alternative.
The most difficult part is preparing the poached eggs (but only once you get the hang of it). It does take a little patience but once you get the technique down it will become a reoccurring breakfast item at home.
Tips when making poached eggs:
- Use a pan instead of a pot; the more shallow the pan the easier you'll be able to slide the eggs in.
- Don't crack the eggs directly into the water. Crack them in a small bowl instead.
- Placing the bowl as close to the water as possible, slide the eggs into the water one at a time.
The hollandaise sauce is like the glue that brings everything together and will have you feeling like a real chef when you're done. Looking for a brunch upgrade, give this breakfast idea a try.
Check out a few of my other breakfast and brunch favorites:
- Light & Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
- Breakfast Cheeseburger Croissant Sandwich
- Blueberry Lemonade Belgian Waffles
- Stuffed Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
- Turkey Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole