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A lovely runny egg yolk on a delicious Italian eggs Benedict, made with Grana Padano & Proscuitto di San Daniele
Eggs Benedict with Grana Padano & Prosciutto di San Daniele
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A rich brunch treat, with the classic English muffin, poached egg and hollandaise sauce given an Italian twist with Grana Padano cheese and Prosciutto di San Daniele

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: eggs benedict, Italian Eggs Benedict
Servings: 1 egg
Calories: 347 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
  • 1/2 English muffin
  • Butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 slices Prosciutto di San Daniele
  • 5-6 thin slices Grana Padano A vegetable peeler is perfect for slicing the cheese.
  • 2 tbsp hollandaise sauce Use ready made for convenience.
  • Extra Proscuttio di San Daniele and Grana Padano for garnishing
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Warm the hollandaise sauce according to the instructions on the packet. 

  2. Break the egg into a small cup or ramekin dish. Lightly swirl some gently simmering water, and tip the egg into the middle of the saucepan. 

  3. Slice the muffin and toast one half. Spread with butter.

  4. Lay the slices of Prosciutto di San Daniele on the muffin, and top with the slices of Grana Padano.

  5. Once the egg white is cooked, but when the yolk is still runny, using a slotted spoon take the egg out of the saucepan. Pat dry with some kitchen paper, and place onto the muffin.

  6. Spoon the warm hollandaise onto the egg

  7. Top with little pieces of Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano.

  8. Don't wait! Enjoy immediately. 

Recipe Notes

These are the quantities for one egg. Adjust for the number of people and how hungry they are. 2 is a filling brunch for most people. 

Nutrition Facts
Eggs Benedict with Grana Padano & Prosciutto di San Daniele
Amount Per Serving
Calories 347 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 184mg61%
Sodium 636mg28%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 240IU5%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.