The Eggs Benedict Burger
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Cuisine: Burgers
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Serves: 1
 
A twist on a classic brunch item.
Ingredients
  • Ingredients for the Hollandaise Sauce: (recipe from Simply Recipes)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Ingredients for the Burger:
  • ¼ ground chuck
  • 1 slice of quality Canadian Bacon, I used Nueskes
  • ½ tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 whole egg
  • 2 English Muffins, tops thinly sliced and discarded
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Start by making the hollandaise sauce. I went with the recipe as I wanted to explore and try something different. This sauce was good, but I will use mine next time.
  2. Start by slowly melting the butter. During this time, add the egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne to a blender. Blend the mixture at medium, to medium high speed until it lightens in color, about 20-30 seconds. Once the yolks have lightened in color, turn the blender speed down to its lowest setting, and begin drizzling in the melted butter, slowly, while the blender is still going. Continue to blend until all of the butter. Turn off the blender, and taste the sauce. It should be buttery, lemony, and lightly salted. Store in a warm spot until you are ready to use. I stored mine near the stove.
  3. Now, onto making the burger.
  4. How to make the eggs benedict burger
  5. I used the same skillet that I melted the butter to lightly cook the Canadian bacon, as well as make my burger. I know, shameful right?
  6. Once the Canadian bacon is warmed through, set this aside.
  7. Form your ground chuck into a ball, and season with salt. Heat the skillet on medium high heat.
  8. Add the burger, let cook for about three minutes. Smash it down, and continue to cook for a few more minutes. Flip, and continue to cook for another couple of minutes.
  9. Remove, season with cracked pepper, and set aside.
  10. Toast the English muffins. I thinly sliced the tops off just so that I would have a bit larger muffin to work with on this burger.
  11. Add ½ tablespoon of butter to another skillet and bring that up to medium heat. Once melted, crack the egg. I went with an over easy egg on this one, not poached. Cook to your desired likeness.
  12. Now it is time to build the burger.
  13. Lay the burger on top of a slice of the toasted English muffin. Add the Canadian bacon, then the egg, then pour over as much hollandaise sauce as you desire. Top with the remaining muffin.
  14. Dig in. This is a two handed burger that you will most likely not want to put down. If you feel guilty eating it, then I am OK with it. It's not like you are eating these once a day, but you talk about a killer brunch burger idea, well, this would be the one. I hope you enjoy the eggs benedict burger.
Recipe by Simple Comfort Food at http://www.simplecomfortfood.com/2013/09/17/eggs-benedict-burger/