It’s one of our favorite holiday’s coming up next week…Mardi Gras! We celebrated in weekend in Galveston, Texas last weekend and had a blast! I actually made this recipe for Christmas morning, but hey I’m part Cajun and nothing says Laissez les bons temps rouler like these Cajun Eggs Benedict. It’ll make you yell throw me something mister all day!
For the biscuits I used a quick mix I had on hand and made 4 large biscuits.
For the andouille I grabbed a package from HEB since I ran out of the meat I brought back from Louisiana.
Cajun Eggs Benedict
(Adapted from Life as a Strawberry)
2 egg yolks
2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
2 chive and cheddar beer biscuits, halved (you could also use English muffins or whatever biscuits you have on hand!)
2 cooked andouille sausages
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp. fresh chopped chives, for garnish
FOR THE HOLLANDAISE:
Add egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, paprika, and cayenne to a tall, narrow cup that fits the head of an immersion blender.
butter in a saucepan (or in the microwave!) until a thermometer registers the
butter temperature at at least 200 degrees F.
blending the egg mixture with the immersion blender. Stream hot butter in a
little at a time while you run the immersion blender, letting the hot butter
cook the eggs and blending until hollandaise is light and fluffy and all butter
has been incorporated. If the hollandaise gets too thick, blend in a few
teaspoons of water to loosen it before serving.
note: you could also make this hollandaise in a regular blender if you don’t
have an immersion blender. I just like the ease of the immersion blender!
Heat sausages through in the oven or on a grill pan until they’re sizzling hot. It took about 5 minutes on a hot grill pan for my andouille to get nice and toasty. Slice each sausage in half lengthwise and then slice each half again across the middle so you have biscuit-sized sausage pieces.
Poach each egg in hot water until whites have cooked through, about 4 minutes.