Eggs Royale

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Eggs Royale is a delightful breakfast or brunch entree! Lightly toasted English muffins are topped with smoked salmon, soft poached eggs, and a rich and creamy Hollandaise sauce.

Eggs Royale; English muffins topped with smoked salmon, soft poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce.

What are Eggs Royale? 

Think of this dish as a salmon Eggs Benedict. I love it because it combines two of my favorite breakfasts: eggs Benedict and lox and bagels

When we were in London a couple years ago, we had breakfast at a pub around the corner from our hotel every morning. In addition to the customary “full English breakfast,” Eggs Royale was on the menu. That’s when the angels began to sing. I loved it!

To make eggs Royale (sometimes referred to as eggs benedict royale), crispy English muffins are topped with poached eggs, a generous portion of smoked salmon and Hollandaise sauce.

Eggs Royale on a white plate with fresh strawberries.

What’s the Difference Between Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine and Eggs Royale?

Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, and Eggs Royale all start with a toasted English muffin and end with warm, tangy Hollandaise sauce. And they all have poached eggs. 

Eggs Benedict comes a slice of Canadian bacon, but Eggs Royale comes with smoked salmon.

If you’re wondering the difference between Eggs Florentine vs Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine simply adds steamed spinach. 

How To Make Eggs Royale

This fancy egg recipe couldn’t be easier. It’s perfect to serve guests because it looks fancy, but comes together quickly. 

First you’ll need to make your Hollandaise sauce. My Easy Blender Hollandaise is so fast and easy, you’ll wonder why you’ve never made it before.

Hollandaise pour.

Traditional Hollandaise Sauce requires clarified butter. You can purchase ghee (clarified butter) or make your own.

The benefit to clarified butter is that the milk solids are removed, giving it a higher smoke point for sautéing. Clarified butter is nice to have in the kitchen, so why not try to make it yourself?   

To make your own clarified butter, place 2 sticks of unsalted butter in a saucepan and melt over a low heat.

Pot of melted butter with foam on top.

With a flat spoon or shallow ladle, carefully remove the foam (the milk solids) floating on the top. Gently pour off the golden butter that remains, and leave the milk solids. Store clarified butter in the refrigerator.

Clarified butter in a mason jar.

To make the Hollandaise, add 2 egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to a blender with the blender running. Slowly add the warm clarified butter in a steady stream until the sauce is smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

poached eggs on salmon.

Once you have the Hollandaise sauce, this eggs royale recipe comes together quickly. Simply poach the eggs to your desired doneness then toast your English muffin halves. Top each muffin with a poached egg and smoked salmon, and drizzle with Hollandaise.

eggs royale.

Enjoy your Eggs Benedict with salmon. Serve with a nice fruit compote and maybe a Peach Bellini! If you’re looking for another very British brunch dish, what about Coronation quiche?

Eggs Royale; English muffins topped with smoked salmon, soft poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce.

Eggs Royale

A decadent breakfast, similar to Eggs Benedict, with smoked salmon and Hollandaise.
5 from 39 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch,
Cuisine British, French
Servings 1 person
Calories 552 kcal


  • 2 eggs poached, per person
  • 1 or 2 slices smoked salmon per egg
  • 1 English muffin sliced in half and toasted
  • 1/4 cup Hollandaise Sauce


  • Poach eggs to desired doneness. Remove from water.
  • Toast English muffin halves. Top with poached eggs, one slice of smoked salmon per egg.
  • Drizzle each half with Hollandaise sauce. 


Serving: 1gCalories: 552kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 28gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 350mgSodium: 1303mgPotassium: 301mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 527IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 3mg
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  1. How wonderful! I’d eat both breakfasts as often as I could 🙂 The eggs Benedict with the addition of salmon sounds dreamy, and I’m sure I’ll be thinking of it until I get some! Glad it’s the weekend 🙂

  2. SO fun to know we have an IU connection! This would be a perfect Father’s Day breakfast—my hubby always jokes that I need to get up early and make him a hot breakfast (he leaves for work at 6 AM!). Maybe on his special day…..

  3. 5 stars
    Eggs Royale are just perfect for a special breakfast occasion (or not)! Thanks for this easy recipe, we loved it!

  4. I think this eggs royale is perfect for breakfast. I just love this healthy breakfast. thanks for sharing this amazing article and recipe.

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