Eggs Benedict

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in
New York Cult Recipes

By Marc Grossman

Published 2013

  • About

Legend has it that a guest at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York invented eggs Benedict in the hope of easing his hangover. While off-the-shelf hollandaise sauces are readily available, I encourage you to make your own. It will make all the difference.


Hollandaise Sauce

  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon


The Sauce

Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and turn off the heat. In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks, lemon juice and wine (or water) until the mixture has thickened noticeably. Place the bowl over the saucepan of hot water and slowly pour in the melted butter while whisking constantly to form an emulsion that should be a bit less thick than a mayonn