Egg Farmers of Canada help bring families together!

Feb 23

The EFO wants to bring families back to the table for the most important meal of the day and every day should start with some quality family time and a healthy breakfast made with Ontario eggs.

Looking for a more Canadian dish? Let your Canadian spirit shine through by preparing EFO’s spin on Eggs Benedict. This recipe features maple syrup and Montreal-smoked meat, two well-loved Canadian ingredients. Canadiana Eggs Benedict is quick and easy to make, so you won’t miss a moment of the action.

Canadiana Eggs Benedict

Canadiana Eggs Benedict

With the distinct flavour of Montreal smoked meat, this eggs benedict will be a breakfast or

brunch favourite you will love to enjoy at home.



Prep Time:

5 minutes

Cooking Time:

5 minutes


1 tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar

6 ozs (180 g) shaved Montreal smoked meat

4 eggs

2 English muffins, split and toasted

Maple Hollandaise Sauce:

¼ cup (60 mL) butter

2 eggs

¼ tbsp (15 mL) pure maple syrup

1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice

Garnish: pinch of smoked paprika (optional)


In a small skillet, warm smoked meat over medium heat until fragrant; keep warm.

Maple Hollandaise Sauce: Using a small pan, melt butter over low heat. In a small bowl, whisk

together 2 eggs, maple syrup and lemon juice until frothy. Slowly add egg mixture into melted

butter and whisk gently for about 6 minutes (or until sauce is thickened and coats the back of a

spoon) over low heat. Remove from heat and keep warm.

Meanwhile, in a large shallow saucepan filled halfway with water, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) white

vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat so water is simmering.

Crack each egg to be poached into a small bowl or ramekin to gently slip into simmering water.

Poach for about for 3 to 5 minutes or until white is set and yolk is cooked as desired.

Top English muffin halves with warmed smoked meat. Using a slotted spoon, remove poached

eggs from water and place on top of smoked meat. Spoon Maple Hollandaise sauce over top of

each egg. Sprinkle with smoked paprika, if desired.


Regular Hollandaise Sauce: Omit maple syrup and add 1 tbsp (15 mL) of water.

Peameal Bacon Eggs Benedict: Omit Montreal smoked meat and substitute 4 slices

cooked peameal bacon and top each English muffin half. Top with poached egg. Whisk

in 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard into the Hollandaise sauce to serve.


To thicken the hollandaise sauce, simply heat and stir for 1-2 minutes longer until the sauce

thickens to your desired consistency. Keep in mind that the maple flavour will decrease the

longer you cook the sauce, so add more to taste.


PROTEIN: 20 grams

FAT: 24 grams



FIBRE: 1 gram

SODIUM: 820 mg

Eggs are nature’s multivitamin and loaded with health benefits. It seems 2014 is destined to become the year of the egg, so why not have an “egg-tastic” protein packed meal to keep your energy levels high and your team spirit going all day long


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