Rise and Shine Eggs Benedict

Total Time:
40 min
10 min
30 min

2 servings

  • 8 slices pancetta, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 leek, sliced into half moons
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • Splash white wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Pinch cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 English muffins, cut in half and toasted
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  • Arrange the pancetta in a single layer on a quarter sheet tray lined with parchment,. Lay another piece of parchment paper over the pancetta. Cook's Note: Put another quarter sheet tray on top of the parchment to fit snugly. This will prevent the pancetta from curling while baking.

  • Put the pancetta in the oven and bake until rendered and crisp, 15 to 18 minutes. Remove the pancetta from the oven and set aside on a paper towel lined platter.

  • Add the butter to a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Allow the butter to brown for 1 minute and then add garlic, leeks, and shallots. Cook the vegetables, stirring frequently until they develop a little color, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the white wine and scrape the fonds from the bottom of the pan. Stir in the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Whisk in the milk, mashed potatoes, lemon juice, cayenne, salt, pepper and chives and stir. Keep warm.

  • In a deep saute pan, add enough water to fill up to within 2 inches of the edge. Bring the water to a slow simmer (a slight bubble) and add the vinegar. Crack the eggs into the water and poach until the whites are firm and the yolks are still loose, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the water using a slotted spoon to a plate.

  • To assemble: Put 2 muffin halves on each plate and put 2 slices of crisp pancetta on each half. Top each with a poached egg and pour enough gravy over the eggs to cover and form a pool on the plate. Serve.

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