Eggs Benedict with White Wine Tarragon Hollandaise Sauce

Eggs Benedict with White Wine Tarragon Hollandaise Sauce

From the 10 Fitch Luxurious Romantic Inn (


  • 1 loaf of Tuscan Garlic Bread, sliced
  • Canadian bacon
  • poached eggs
  • 4-6 yolks from large eggs
  • 8-12 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 1 lemon's juice
  • dash Tabasco sauce
  • splash good white wine
  • 1/4 Cup fresh chopped tarragon
  • sliced black olives for garnish


To make Hollandaise whisk 4-6 egg yolks in a metal bowl. Add chopped shallot. Put over pot filled halfway with boiling water and continue whisking while slowly adding butter one tablespoon at a time until mixture thickens. If mixture is thickening too quickly remove from heat and continue whisking. When all butter is incorporated add vinegar, lemon juice, Tabasco sauce, white wine & tarragon. Set aside.

Toast garlic bread & sear Canadian bacon on both sides.

To Poach Eggs:
Bring eggs to room temperature. Fill large skillet with water to about 1 1/2 inches below rim. Salt the water and stir in about a tablespoon of white vinegar. Cover and bring water to a boil then decrease heat to simmer. Crack eggs into a small dish. I do mine 4 at a time. Remove lid from water and using a large slotted spoon stir the water gently but quickly enough to make a little whirlpool in your pan. Lower the dish with the eggs to just above the water and tip it so the eggs slip gently into the swirling water. Simmer for 3-5 minutes or until whites are firm but yolks are still soft.

To assemble place slice of garlic toast on plate and top with seared Canadian bacon, using a slotted spoon, remove eggs one at a time and rest the spoon briefly on folded up paper towels to remove excess moisture before placing on top of bacon. Drape with Hollandaise sauce. If you wish, sprinkle sliced olives on top. We often serve this dish with slices of ripe avocado in the summer.

Eggs Benedict Shopping Tip

The fresher the better. Eggs in supermarkets don't even have half the flavor of fresh eggs. Try to make some time and head to the nearest farmer's market and treat yourself to some farm fresh eggs. They may be pricier but you get every cent back in flavor and a golden orange yolk.

Eggs Benedict Cooking Tip

With eggs, cooking at a low temperature is almost always preferred. It allows the eggs to keep better texture. Also if you ever mix your uncooked and hard boiled eggs, do not fret. A trick to distinguish the two is a spin on the counter top. Hard boiled eggs will spin with ease while uncooked eggs won't get any momentum.