West Coast Eggs Benedict for Two
Recipe by Chef Heidi Fink
Heidi Fink

West Coast Eggs Benedict for Two

  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cook time 15 mins
  • Ready in 30 mins
  • Yield 2 servings

A West Coast-inspired twist on this classic breakfast, the smoked salmon and local bagels pair perfectly with tender poached eggs and luscious Hollandaise. Serve with with a green salad and roasted asparagus for a company-worthy brunch!



Hollandaise Sauce recipe here
Poached Egg recipe here

  1. Preheat oven to 180 F (80 C). Place two plates in the oven to warm.
  2. Fill poaching pot with water and salt as per poached eggs recipe, here. Place on stovetop to start heating up.
  3. Melt butter for hollandaise. Separate eggs for hollandaise.
  4. If using herbs for garnish, chop them now. Set aside.
  5. Toast bagels to your desired level; spread inside with butter. Put the bagel halves together, wrap in a clean kitchen towel or with foil and place in the oven to stay warm.
  6. Make hollandaise as directed in recipe here. Keep warm, but not over direct heat. I usually place mine near the stove, or on a folded towel on top of the stove (a non-cooking part of the stove).
  7. Poach eggs according to recipe here. Cook to your liking (soft, medium or hard yolks). Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate.
  8. Divide bagel halves between the two warm plates. Place several slices of cold smoked salmon  on each bagel half. Make sure eggs have drained off all their cooking water onto the plate they are on. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the poached eggs to the salmon-covered bagels (one egg per bagel half).
  9. Spoon warm hollandaise over each egg. Sprinkle with garnish of your choice and serve immediately.





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Reviews on "West Coast Eggs Benedict for Two" (3)

  1. December 30, 2022
    Love eggs Bennie & your series of cooking demos! Congrats for focusing on west coast Vancouver Island products. Do you know where to get the best locally made English muffins near Nanaimo? Most of them don't seem to be authentic tasting & don't have the traditional air pockets and seem more like regular bread/bun dough. I'd prefer to use English muffins for bennies since they're smaller & thinner than bagels so there's less carbs to balance the amount of eggs. Any tips on best English muffins on the island?
    • January 1, 2023
      Hi Ellie, Thank you so much! I don't know where to find locally-made Emglish muffins in either Nanaimo or Victoria but I will keep my eye out!
    • May 30, 2023
      Hi, Ellie! By the description you gave, it sounds as if you might be talking about English “crumpets”, as they have the large air pockets that describe. I actually saw crumpets at Super Store in Vancouver yesterday but I’ve also seen them at Save-On Foods… I think they were made by Dempster but don’t hold me to that. Hope this might help. 😊

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