These Gluten Free Keto Ham Benedict are the perfect idea for a lazy Sunday brunch! Breakfast really doesn’t get any better!
I’m pretty sure the best thing about eating ketogenic and low carb is the ability to enjoy hollandaise sauce without guilt. Hollandaise tastes good on almost everything, but I think it tastes its absolute best on a poached egg. Simple, classic, delicious.
I’m a big fan of eggs benedict, and love to make it in a variety of ways — combining salmon, spinach, asparagus, steak, poached eggs, fried eggs, bacon, crab — the possibilities are endless! I have loved Eggs Benedict for as long as I can remember!
This particular preparation is beyond simple. We had some extra ham on hand, prepared with a perfectly poached egg, and topped with the aforementioned hollandaise sauce. The toughest part of this is getting the egg right. A few years ago, my dad introduced me to Michael Ruhlman’s badass spoon. This perforated spoon allows some of the less desirable whites to drain off before cooking so you’re left with the meatier portion of the egg. Get yourself a badass spoon, and whip up some benedict for breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner.
Gluten Free Keto Ham Benedict
YIELD: basic recipe serves 1 and can be easily scaled to the number of servings you need.
Gluten Free Keto Ham Benedict
- 2 yolks from large eggs
- 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 stick butter
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
- 1 pinch paprika
- 1 egg
- hollandaise sauce
- ham steak or a few thin ham slices
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp chopped parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- pinch of paprika
- Melt stick of butter in a pan or microwave
- Place all other ingredients in your blender and pulse a couple of times until the ingredients are mixed
- Using the little hole on the top of your blender (this is totally what it’s for!) slowly pour the butter while you have your blender on low until fully incorporated, but no more than a minute.
- Use immediately. I tend to discard any extras, as it is a recipe made of raw egg yolk.
- Fill a saucepan about 2-3″ with water, enough water so you’ll be able to cover eggs completely. Turn heat on high and bring to a low boil.
- While the water is boiling, fry ham steaks in butter in a small pan to brown a bit on each side, about 90 seconds per side.
- When water comes to a low boil, crack your egg(s) and gently ease them one by one into the pan (I use my perforated spoon to do the job).
- Place cover over pan and turn off heat. Allow egg to cook in the pan for 5 minutes. The recipe is best (at least in my opinion) with a runny egg, so you’ll want to experiment with times to get you to the desired doneness. I find five minutes to be just about right, especially if I have multiple eggs in the pan, maybe slightly less time for just one egg.
- Use the spoon to remove your egg. Drain onto paper towel to remove any excess water.
- Place ham steak on plate, add egg and top with hollandaise.
- Garnish Ham Benedict with chopped parsley, paprika, salt and pepper. Enjoy!
Nutritional Info per serving
Calories: 372kcal Carbohydrates: 3g |Fat: 18g |
If you want more traditional Ham Benedict, then you must have it on some kind of bread. To make this dreamboat of meal keto friendly, we simply swap out the traditional english muffin for a keto bread. If you don’t have a recipe for keto bread, why don’t you try out this quick and easy recipe:
Quick and Easy Keto Bread
- almond flour
- parmesan cheese
- grated cheddar cheese
- sea salt
- onion powder
- baking powder
- an egg
- olive oil
- unsalted butter
- In a microwave safe dish combine the almond flour with parmesan, shredded cheddar, sea salt, onion powder and baking powder.
- Whisk in the egg and oil until fully combined.
- Microwave for 90 seconds. It will have puffed up in the microwave and look like a spongy egg creation!
- Heat the butter in a skillet on medium high. Cool the bread for a minute or two and then pop it out of the dish. Cut the Keto Bread in half, horizontally, to form two thinner bread slices.
- Once the butter in the skillet is hot, add the bread slices and fry until nice and toasty. Flip the bread slices over and fry until the other sides are toasty as well.
- Enjoy as toast, burger bun or sandwich bread.
Serving: 1 bread |
Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.2g | Protein: 14.3g | Fat: 34.1g | Sodium: 383.8mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Net Carbs: 1.9g
For a Gluten Free Keto Ham Benedict you will need just 1 slice of Keto Bread.
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