This is the perfect way to start the day. Savory, from the sea, heaven. In my dream world, I would eat this weekly, the hollandaise sauce would have no effect on my love handles and poaching an egg would not be such a daunting task.
Unfortunately, this is a treat and mastering a poached egg is still on my to do list. When I made this on Christmas morning for my parents, my father practically used a coffee cup full of the butter sauce on his portion. (Oh to not care the slightest and really indulge. Although, that might be pushing it slightly, even for me.) But what is life if you can’t have even little of something so delicious?
Adapted from Cook-Eat-Love’s BEST Crab Cakes
1 lb. jumbo lump crab meat
½ cup panko bread crumbs, plus more for before frying (about 1 cup)
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup olive oil
Pick over crab meat to remove any cartilage or shell. Place in large bowl with bread crumbs, scallions, parsley, Old Bay, Worcestershire and Tabasco; toss with fork to combine. Fold in mayonnaise. Taste; add more seasonings if needed. Add egg and blend just until the mixture holds together. Shape into round crab cakes. Lay onto a sheet pan lined with wax paper. Cover with more wax paper and chill for at least 1 hour.
To cook, combine butter and oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Place the extra panko in a shallow dish and lightly press the cakes to adhere a small coating of the crunchy crumbs. When the pan is hot, fry the cakes for approximately 4 minutes on each side, until the outside is crisp and browned.
3 egg yolks
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup melted butter
pinch of salt
pinch of cayenne pepper
1. Whisk egg yolks and lemon
2. Over low heat, while constantly whisking, slowly pour in melted butter, making sure not to cook the egg.
3. Once incorporated, whisk in the salt and cayenne.
4. Serve over benedict.
**If too thick, whisk 1/2 tsp of hot water, as needed.
I use purchased english muffins. Lightly toast, top with crab cake, poached egg, then hollandaise sauce.