Eggs Benedict with Nduja
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Recipe courtesy of Cliff Crooks

Eggs Benny with Smoked Paprika Hollandaise and Potato Hash

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 2 servings


Potato Hash:

Eggs Benny with Smoked Paprika:


  1. For the potato hash: Coat a large cast-iron skillet with olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes and cook, turning occasionally on all sides, until they begin to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the onions and bell peppers and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until they begin to brown and the potatoes start to get crispy. Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until fragrant. Season to taste with kosher salt.
  2. For the eggs benny with smoked paprika: Cook the nduja in a small saute pan over medium-high heat until browned, 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice in a heatproof glass bowl over a double boiler until pale, foamy and thickened. Very gradually stream the clarified butter into the egg yolks while whisking. If the sauce gets too thick, you can add some hot water a little at a time until it reaches the right consistency. The sauce should be thick but still flow. Season with the smoked paprika and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  4. Fill a large stockpot halfway with water and bring to a rolling boil, then lower the heat until there are no bubbles. Place the vinegar into a small bowl and crack the eggs into the vinegar; the vinegar will help the egg whites set. Swirl a slotted spoon in the water to create a vortex and pour the bowl of vinegar and eggs into the center of the vortex. Poach for about 2 minutes. Using the slotted spoon, remove the eggs and place the spoon on a towel to catch the excess liquid.
  5. To assemble, spread the nduja on each of the toasted English muffins, place a poached egg on each muffin and smother with the smoked paprika hollandaise sauce. Serve alongside the potato hash.