Crab Eggs Benedict
Real friends give you crabs. The shelled kind, not the bad decisions kind. *shudders*
So how do you repay the friends who give you crabs? The good kind, mind you. You make them breakfast, which is more than could probably be said for the person who gave you the bad decisions kind… I’m moving off this topic in about a half second don’t worry.
My friend Lesley’s hunny went and ditched her for a weekend and did some crabbing up in the San Juan islands. And when he came home, ohhh durn, he pulled up more crab that weekend than he knew what to do with. So it was a win all around when they came over for dinner bearing clawed gifts of crab! He did the hard work of catching ’em, we steamed and shelled ’em, I cooked ’em, and Lesley ate ’em.
Free crab is the culinary equivalent of winning.
And when it’s drizzled with a poached egg and hollandaise sauce? That is Gold Medal Winning right there.
Take that Olympics. Only kidding. I like our “Go USA!” spirit and ridiculously muscly swimmers and men gymnasts. And props to the chicks too. Of course. They pretty much rock.
The point is – the benedict is winning. The crab on english muffin, drizzled with hollandaise and set atop a bed of spinach to minimize the feeling of guilt from all of the egg yolk and butter you’ve consumed is a delicious way to live life.
And if you haven’t tried a poached egg – you must. MUST! They are easier than you think.Print
Crab Eggs Benedict
- Prep Time: 30 Minutes
- Cook Time: 20 Minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: French
4 English Muffins, halved and toasted
12 ounces of Lump Crab Meat, heated through
8 Eggs, poached
1 tbsp White Vinegar
4 cups Spinach
For Hollandaise Sauce:
1/4 cup Butter, melted
5 Egg Yolks
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
Pepper – dash
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
Lay toasted english muffins onto plates. Top evenly with spinach. Top spinach with heated crab meat.
To make hollandaise: Whisk egg yolks until they are a lightened butter yellow color – about 1 minute. Gently pour in melted butter and continue whisking rapidly to create an emulsion. Whisk in lemon juice and dash of pepper.
In a large sauté pan, filled about 2″ deep with water, bring to a rolling simmer. Add in white vinegar. Crack eggs into separate small ramekins. Gently slip 1 egg at a time into water by dipping ramekin into water and tilting until the egg slides out and into the water. Using a spoon gently coax egg whites around the yolk.
Let simmer for 2 minutes for each egg, or until egg whites are set. Scoop out of water with slotted spoon and let excess water drain away.
Place one egg onto each half of english muffin topped with spinach and crab. Drizzle hollandaise sauce over the top. Sprinkle on extra pepper if desired, or parmesan cheese. Devour.
Keywords: Eggs, Eggs Benedict, Crab, Shellfish, Hollandaise Sauce
These are so fancy! What a great brunch (or indeed dinner) dish especially with that perfectly oozing poached egg.
wow this looks like a breakfast and a half! what a brilliant use for excess crab (the good kind of course!)
YES! Yes all over this recipe! I love eggs benedict! I tried lobster eggs benedict a couple of months ago and it became my favorite benedict in one bite. Now I need to get ahold of some crab and make your recipe! Have a great weekend!
they look so good – I was on hunt to make some crab dip before I left for vacay but every where I went was sold out of lump crab meat so that never happened. Seeing your eggs just makes me want it more!
this is the best brunch idea, ever. i LOVE crabs benedict, in fact, we’re going to a bday brunch on sunday for a good friend of ours & the restaurant has crabs benedict…you’re making me want crabs, girl 😉
oh my goodness, this looks divine! i absolutely love fresh crab, so i’d be all over this like nobody’s business.
my best friend goes nuts for crabby eggs benedict! living in MD< there is nothing like MD crabs over eggs benedict on a sunday morning! I gotta send her this recipe 🙂
I’ll give you a gold medal for these, oh my yum! I adore crab!
eggs benedict is just the best thing ever. add crab and it’s flipping heaven.
These are making me so hungry. I may go running to the chicken coop and grab some eggs even though it’s 10pm. But where to find the crab…
Sorry I missed your bridal shower, but congratulations!!! xo
My heart just skipped a beat!! My fave brunch place makes this and it is my favorite! I need to try your recipe!
Wow you have some great friends! I am drooling!
Oh lady…I’m so glad to know there are other people out there who enjoy indulgent deliciousness as much as you do! I made something similar a bit ago with a Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, and now I can’t stop thinking about it. This post isn’t helping by the way…
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