Cajun Eggs Benedict

Serves: 4

Preparation Time: 12
Time to Cook: 25

Let the good times roll with this spicy twist on a brunch classic.

Ingredients

8 eggs
2 tsp (10 mL) vinegar
8 slices corn bread, toasted and buttered
8 oz (230 g) sausage meat, cooked and crumbled
2 tbsp (30 mL) sliced green onion

For the Cajun Hollandaise Sauce

1/3 cup (75 mL) melted butter
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) Dijon mustard
1 tsp (5 mL) Cajun seasoning

Instructions (Cajun Hollandaise Sauce)

In small saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat until melted and bubbling. In blender, purée egg yolks, lemon juice and mustard until smooth. With motor running, pour the bubbling butter into blender in thin stream. Add 1 to 2 tbsp (15 to 30 mL) water if sauce is too thick. Season with Cajun seasoning; keep warm.

Instructions (Poached Eggs)

Meanwhile, fill saucepan with enough water to come 3 inches (8 cm) up side; heat to gentle simmer. Stir in vinegar. Break cold egg into small dish or saucer. Holding dish just above simmering water, gently slip egg into water. Repeat for remaining eggs. Cook in barely simmering water until white is set and yolk is cooked as desired, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Remove eggs with slotted spoon. Drain well on paper towel.

Top each slice of corn bread with crumbled sausage and poached egg. Spoon Cajun Hollandaise Sauce over top. Garnish with green onion.

To keep Cajun Hollandaise Sauce warm, store in thermal container for up to 20 minutes.

Use corn bread mix and bake in loaf pan to get even slices.

Substitute brioche bread for corn bread if desired.

For authentic Cajun flavours, use andouille sausage, which can be found at butcher or gourmet food shops.

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