Mother's Day breakfast recipe: Eggs Benedict 8 years ago

Mother's Day breakfast recipe: Eggs Benedict

We have teamed up with Tesco for some tips for JOEs across Ireland to start Mother’s day off with a home-cooked brunch for their mammy.

Everyone loves eggs and bacon, so we've decided to go with eggs benedict.



  • 200g (7oz) salted butter
  • 8 rashers streaky bacon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • splash red wine vinegar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 onion and chive bagels
  • snipped chives, to garnish


Put the butter in a small pan and heat slowly until it has melted and the fat solids separate and sink to the bottom. Remove from the heat and pour the liquid butter into a small bowl and set aside. Discard the solids.


Bring a pan of salted water to a gentle simmer. Put the egg yolks in a large mixing bowl and sit the bowl over the water, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.

Add the vinegar and some seasoning and whisk the eggs for a minute or so. Slowly pour the melted butter into the egg yolk mixture, whisking continually until all the butter has been incorporated and you have a sauce of spooning consistency. Add a little hot water, if necessary. Set aside.

Heat the grill to high and grill the bacon for a few minutes until crisp, turning hallway through. Drain on kitchen paper and keep warm.

Poach the eggs in the pan of water for 4 minutes, then scoop out and drain. Slice the bagels in half and toast in a toaster for a couple of minutes. Top each toasted bagel half with a couple of rashers of bacon, a soft poached egg and a generous spoonful of the hollandaise sauce.


Garnish with the chives and serve immediately. Your mammy will be delighted.

Serve up these home-cooked treats with some beautiful spring blooms . Tesco has a wide range of bouquets to make mums smile this Mother’s Day.

From pocket money budget options at €4 up to luxury bouquets at €29.99. There’s also a special offer on Tesco finest* bouquets at ‘2 for €35’ so you can give your mammy a double bouquet or also surprise the lady in your life. This year’s Mother’s day fresh flower range includes; Angel Kiss bouquet with a selection of stunning white and dusty pink blooms at €29.99 or pretty pink spring-blooming tulips at €6.