California Style Eggs Benedict

california eggs benedictThis is a weekend, slow morning, summer breakfast for my family. We like eggs benedict, but normally the school/work rush has us running for quick meals in the morning. We like traditional style eggs benedict (made with Organic Prairie Black Forrest Ham at, but for a change we sometimes enjoy California style with avocado.

Notes: My husbands favorite “trick” to make the sauce quickly is to skip the sauce steps below and add the warm butter and other sauce ingredients to a blender and blend. The warm butter and blender heat will cook the eggs.

Optional: Slice of tomato, bacon or chopped scallion or green onions.


  • 3 whole wheat English muffins – on sale now on
  • 1 -2 avocado – on sale now on
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 12 cup butter – we like local hand packed butter by Cloverleaf or Salted Organic Butter by Organic Valley
  • 1 12 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 18 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. melt butter slowly – and keep it warm.
  2. barely heat the lemon juice.
  3. have a small pot of water boiling and a tablespoon with which to measure when ready.
  4. place 3 egg yolks in the top of a double boiler over medium heat (over – not in – hot water).
  5. beat the yolks with a wire whisk until they begin to thicken.
  6. add 1 tablespoon boiling water.
  7. beat again until the eggs begin to thicken and add another tablespoon boiling water.
  8. repeat this process until you have added two more tablespoons boiling water. (total 4 tablespoons boiling water to the 3 egg yolks).
  9. then, beat in the warm lime (or lemon) juice. remove double boiler from heat and beat the sauce well with a wire whisk while slowly adding the melted butter, salt and dash of ceyenne pepper.
  10. keep the sauce over the hot water – but off the burner and lightly cover it to keep it warm while you prepare the rest of the dish.
  11. remove the avocado peel(s) and thinly slice.
  12. cook 6 eggs – lightly on both sides – over medium low heat – so that the center is just a bit runny and the whites are fully cooked. try not to break the yolks.
  13. slice and toast the english muffin halves.
  14. place two toasted muffin halves on each warmed plate, then one egg on each half, then arrange a few slices of avocado on top of each egg. spoon the hollandaise sauce over the top of both – and serve at once.

About Rachel

Owner @ Brown Box Organics.
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