The four main ingredients for true eggs Benedict are toasted and buttered halves of an English muffin, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and bacon.
If you don’t have English muffins then slices of bread can substitute. You could even cut them in rounds to make the completed dish look more authentic. For the bacon, Canadian or streaky bacon will do as well ham, chorizo, smoked salmon or any similar meats.
Now, toasting bread and cooking bacon are simply enough to do, so the main issues are really poaching the egg and making the hollandaise sauce. Before we go any further, it seems only fair to point out that you can make “sort of eggs Benedict” using a fried egg and a different (easier) sauce.
Egg cooker rings will give you perfectly round fried eggs to match your English muffins and an avocado sauce does nicely as a hollandaise stand-in. Even after you master the authentic eggs Benedict, the fried eggs and avocado sauce version sounds tasty enough to give it a try, too.