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Air Fryer Poached Eggs for Eggs Benedict

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Love a nice breakfast of poached eggs for Eggs Benedict but don’t have the time? Well poached eggs and peameal bacon can be easily done in the Air Fryer while the Hollandaise sauce is being made, and the english muffin is being toasted. You can easily and quickly make this fancy and delicious breakfast dish any day of the week! Serve with my top-rated Air Fryer Home Fries & enjoy!!

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Why you’ll love this recipe

Eggs Benedict is a tower of breakfast decadence. You get a golden brown, toasted English muffin layered with a slice of flavorful Canadian peameal bacon, topped with a poached egg with a perfectly runny yolk finished with an over the top delicious, rich and creamy hollandaise sauce. The poached eggs and the peameal bacon are perfectly cooked with your Air Fryer!

This recipe is not only great for a weekday morning, it’s also perfect for a Sunday Brunch, Easter Brunch, Mother’s Day or any other breakfast celebration, serve with Air Fryer Home Fries and enjoy!

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Ingredients for Eggs Benedict

To make this quick Eggs Benedict (or Eggs Benny as it’s also known) breakfast meal, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Fresh eggs – use the freshest eggs possible, it will really make a difference.
  • English muffins – what would eggs Benedict be without them?
  • Peameal bacon – peameal bacon, regular bacon, leftover ham or even deli ham will work great here too.
  • Fresh parlsey – I love the color and light flavour fresh parsley adds. If we are going to go through the work of making eggs Benedict they may as well look pretty too right?
  • Hollandaise sauce – this tried and true version is a dream come true and it’s easy to make (see below for ingredients needed).

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What is Peameal Bacon?

Peameal bacon is a type of unsmoked back bacon. It is made from centre-cut pork loin, trimmed of fat, wet-cured in a salt-and-sugar brine and rolled in cornmeal. It can be sliced and cooked on a grill, griddled or fried; or roasted then sliced and served. The brining process makes it nearly impossible to overcook.

Five slices of Peameal Bacon on a wooden cutting board.
Peameal Bacon

Do I have to Use Peameal Bacon for this Recipe?

No – you can use a piece of sliced ham instead. If you use a slice of cooked ham then you do not need to cook it again in the Air Fryer.

Ingredients Needed for Eggs Benedict Sauce – Hollandaise Sauce

  • Egg yolks – only yolks are needed here to make a rich custard like sauce.
  • Heavy cream – most hollandaise recipes don’t use cream but trust me it makes the creamiest most luxurious hollandaise!
  • Lemon juice – this adds that classic bright flavor to the sauce. Only use fresh lemon juice.
  • Dijon mustard – this gives the sauce a hint of tang and adds a bit of depth. It can be omitted if preferred.
  • Cayenne pepper – if you like a little spicy kick add this if not feel free to leave it out.
  • Unsalted butter – a main highlight of this buttery sauce! Salted butter will work too. You just won’t need to add much additional salt if any.
  • Salt and Pepper

How to make Eggs Benedict using an Air Fryer

  1. Fill a saucepan with about an inch of water. Set a stainless steel or glass bowl over saucepan that fits nicely without touching water. Bring water to a simmer.
  2. Add cream, egg yolks, lemon juice, mustard, and cayenne pepper to bowl over saucepan whisk well. Cook mixture, whisking constantly, until just thick enough to coat the back of a metal or wooden spoon and temperature reaches 160 degrees. 
  3. Spray four ramekins with cooking spray or olive oil.
  4. Crack one egg into each ramekin.
    White ramekin with the raw insides of an egg in it.
  5. Put all four ramekins in the Air Fryer and cook for 5 minutes at 400.
    Air Fryer basket with four white ramekins in it with a perfectly poached egg in each ramekin.
  6. Cook the peameal in the Air Fryer at 400 for 8 minutes flipping halfway
  7. Meanwhile toast English muffins in a toaster oven, or under broiler (setting muffins on a baking sheet) until just golden brown on top. 

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Other Air Fryer and Breakfast Recipes to Try

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Classic Waldorf Salad

This classic Waldorf Salad is full of fresh, crispy, apples, celery, grapes and walnuts with a creamy mayonnaise dressing served over a bed of lettuce. Serve it as a side dish or appetizer at Christmas or Thanksgiving. You can easily add chicken or turkey to make it a complete meal!

Get the recipe → Classic Waldorf Salad

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Air Fryer Eggs Benedict Recipe

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Love a nice breakfast of poached eggs for Eggs Benedict but do not have the time? Well poached eggs and peameal bacon can be easily done in the air fryer while the Hollandaise sauce is being made, and the english muffin is being toasted. You can easily and quickly make this fancy and delicious breakfast dish any day of the week!

Ingredients

Hollandaise Sauce

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard (optional)
  • 1 - 2 pinches cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Eggs Benedict

  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 English Muffins
  • 4 Peameal Bacon Slices

Instructions

To Make the Hollandaise Sauce

  1. Fill a saucepan with about an inch of water. Set a stainless steel or glass bowl over saucepan that fits nicely without touching water. Bring water to a simmer.
  2. Add cream, egg yolks, lemon juice, mustard, and cayenne pepper to bowl over saucepan whisk well. Cook mixture, whisking constantly, until just thick enough to coat the back of a metal or wooden spoon and temperature reaches 160 degrees. 

To Make the Air Fryer Poached Eggs

  1. Spray four ramekins with cooking spray or olive oil.
  2. Crack one egg into each ramekin.
  3. Put all four ramekins in the Air Fryer and cook for 5 minutes at 400.

To Prepare English Muffins and Bacon

  1. Cook the peameal in the airfryer at 400 for 8 minutes flipping halfway.
  2. Meanwhile toast English muffins in a toaster oven, or under broiler (setting muffins on a baking sheet) until just golden brown on top. 

To Assemble Eggs Benedict

Lay a slice of Peameal bacon atop each English muffin. Top each with a poached egg and season with salt and pepper. Spoon or pour Hollandaise sauce over top, garnish with parsley.

Serve with my top-rated Air Fryer Home Fries & enjoy!!

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Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 584Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 524mgSodium: 590mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 21g

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