Divinely Rich Eggs Benedict with Crab

Total Time:
55 min
25 min
30 min

4 servings

  • 16 slices thick-cut bacon
  • One .9-ounce package hollandaise sauce mix
  • 1/2 cup bottled clam juice
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup (1 stick) plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • One 4-ounce container prepared refrigerated hollandaise sauce
  • 1/2 cup store-bought pesto
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 4 croissants
  • 1 cup lump crabmeat
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 8 teaspoons finely chopped black olives
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Lay the bacon slices on a rack on a baking sheet. Bake until crispy, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside and keep warm.

  • Make the hollandaise mix according to package instructions, using the clam juice and milk with the 1/4 cup butter. Whisk in the prepared hollandaise. Set aside and keep warm.

  • Put the pesto into a small bowl and mix in the herbs. Thin it with a little water.

  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cut the croissants in half and cook them in the butter until they are nicely browned. Warm the crab in the same pan.

  • Bring a medium skillet of water to a very gentle simmer and add the white vinegar. Crack an egg into a small dish and carefully slip it into the water. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, depending on how hard or soft you like your yolk. Remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper-towel-lined plate. Continue with the rest of the eggs.

  • To assemble: Put 2 croissant halves onto a plate. Cut 4 bacon strips in half and lay the strips on top of the croissants. Place 2 poached eggs on top of the bacon. Place a spoonful of crabmeat on top. Cover with hollandaise and sprinkle 1 teaspoon chopped olives over each. Drizzle the pesto around the plate.

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