Chorizo and Potato Hash Eggs Benedict with Cilantro Hollandaise
Four years ago, during my second week of professional culinary school, I made my very first eggs Benedict from scratch. I arrived to my classroom early and anxiously looked at the white board to see our menu for the day. The famous, sweat-inducing word appeared before me: Hollandaise sauce.
Or, as my chef instructor preferred to call it, “the sauce that smells fear…�?.
Traditionally, Hollandaise sauce is served with eggs Benedict, a classic American breakfast consisting of toasted English muffin halves topped with Canadian ham or bacon, runny poached eggs, and Hollandaise sauce.
Hollandaise sauce is made from raw egg yolks, butter, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and salt. For that reason alone, Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs are essential for this recipe. Not only are they hormone free, antibiotic free, and vegetarian-fed (all of which are extremely important to me), but Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs are pasteurized in an all-natural warm water bath to eliminate the risk of Salmonella—without changing the nutrition or flavor.
Undercooked and raw eggs are integral hallmarks of any true eggs Benedict. It just wouldn’t be the same without runny poached eggs or authentic Hollandaise sauce. Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs allow me to continue to make my favorite egg dishes, while also providing total peace of mind.
With National Eggs Benedict Day (Saturday, April 16) just around the corner, I’ve been dying to put a creative and modern spin on the dish. I used one of my favorite breakfast dishes, crispy potato hash, as my creative starting point. Sautéed onion, poblano pepper, ground ancho chile powder, cumin, and oregano are added for an extra boost in flavor. After all, English muffins shouldn’t get all the fun, right?
Instead of using bacon or ham, I substituted one of my favorite pork sausages in the hash: spicy bulk chorizo. Lastly, the hearty, spicy potato hash is topped with perfectly poached eggs and a cilantro Hollandaise sauce. The trickiest part to making Hollandaise is emulsifying the ingredients properly. A high-speed blender is the easiest kitchen tool to accomplish this task quickly and effortlessly! It takes all the fear out of homemade Hollandaise sauce.
Follow the instructions and guidelines in the chorizo and potato hash eggs Benedict with cilantro Hollandaise sauce recipe precisely to ensure that you time and prepare the various parts of this dish in the right sequence. This is particularly essential for dishes that include more time-sensitive components, such as poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce.
With Davidson’s Safest Choice® Pasteurized Eggs, you can focus on what is most important—safely enjoying your favorite breakfast dishes with family members and loved ones.