Ultimate Eggs Benedict

Ultimate Eggs Benedict from Mini_Grate_Smokin.
Another great recipe from another young, up and coming BBQ stars. Check out her Instagram page @ Mini_Grate_Smokin. Heres whats she’s got too say about her recipe’
Have you tried eggs Benedict? I hadn’t until I made them my way, I really love them now. I hope you love them too, enjoy’
There are two main parts to the eggs benedict, the first is the hollandaise sauce. The second part is preparation and cooking of the main ingredients needed for my eggs benedict.

Here are two top tips.
Tip one) When you make the hollandaise sauce keep it warm in a pre-warmed insulated container, until you need it. Make this first so its ready

Tip two) Get a square of cling film (30cm x 30cm) spray it with a little spray oil, crack your egg into the centre of the cling film then bring all the edges together, twist (into a string) and tie a knot
50mm away from the egg (this will help your poached egg to stay together when poaching) and it allows enough room, to cut the away the cling film without damaging the egg. Put to one side for
I cooked this on Dad Kamado Joe Big Joe, with the cast iron half-moon grate (at 180ºc- indirect heat).
We made our English breakfast muffins from scratch cooking them on the half-moon griddle.

Ultimate Eggs Benedict

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Yield1 Serving


Portion for a single person

  • One chicken skinless and boneless thigh (sliced in two)
  • Slice of bacon (smoked is better)
  • Slice of American cheese
  • 1/2 english breakfast muffin
  • 1 fresh egg (for poaching) as above

Dredge (enough for 20 mini thigh fillets) Marinate in buttermilk + rub for 6-24hrs)

  • 125g potato starch or corn flour
  • 25g rice flour
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Tbsp of your favourite rub
  • 1 small pot of buttermilk (+ another tablespoon of your fav rub added to the buttermilk)
  • Pot for deep frying the chicken (until it probes 75ºC or 165ºf internal temp)

Hollandaise Sauce (make first) enough for 5-6 eggs benedict

  • 125g butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ tsp white wine vinegar
  • squeeze of lemon juice



Set BBQ up for direct cooking and when ready slowly melt the butter in the pan


In a separate pan, bring water to a rolling boil, place the bowl over the top of the saucepan (don’t let the water touch the bowl) and add the egg yolks, white wine vinegar and whisk gently until combined, then slowly add the melted butter whisking all the time, don’t stop! When combined and thick, remove from heat, add a squeeze of lemon whisking in, then pour into your pre-warmed insulated container. Warning, if you stir too slowly or the water is too hot or you over cook the eggs, your egg will split and go like scrambled eggs (you’ll have to start again)


After your chicken fillets have marinated in buttermilk and rub combo, combine the potato starch/cornflour and rice flour (found in the free from aisle of supermarket) with salt and pepper in a bowl


Now, remove your fillet dropping it into the flour mix bowl and coat thoroughly (you don’t want any wet spots). Remove from the flour mix and place of a wire cooling rack, then place in fridge until you are ready to fry them.


Heat your oil to a temperature of 170ºC, your chicken is cooked when it probes 75ºC or 165ºF internal temperature. Once cooked, remove the fillets from the hot oil and drain fillet on kitchen paper and keep warm until they are needed. You can fry the chicken fillet for 1 min, remove then cook indirect on the bbq until crispy (180ºc indirect), make sure the grate is oiled first to prevent stick and losing the coating.


Cook the smoked bacon (1 rasher), boil your water in a clean saucepan and when boiling gentle place in the egg into the boiling water and boil for 3mins, then remove the from the boiling  water. Toast the 1/2 muffin, when toasted butter and place on a plate.


Now, place chicken fillet on top of the muffin, followed by cheese slice, then add the bacon. give it a light drizzle with a little bbq sauce, now snip the top off your poached egg (cling film) gently place on top of your stack, now the last part, gentle pour over enough hollandaise sauce so it pools a little at the bottom of stack on your plate.


Now, go dig in and enjoy this amazing creation.  Hope you have enjoyed my Ultimate Eggs Benedict

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