Finalist Yaku Moton-Spruill's dish, Yaku Eggs “Benelagit”, for the Leftovers Love challenge, as seen on Star Salvation for Food Network Star, Season 12.
Recipe courtesy of Yaku Moton-Spruill

Eggs Ben-Legit

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Fill a deep, heavy pot with 3 inches of vegetable oil; heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Separate the pasta from any sauce or vegetables. Add enough flour to bind the pasta, and then form into small circular cakes. Deep-fry the cakes.
  3. Slice the meatballs and grill them just to heat up; do not overcook.
  4. In a skillet, make a poaching liquid using water and a couple drops of vinegar. Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer. Add the whole eggs and poach for 90 seconds.
  5. Set up a double boiler. Add the egg yolks and whisk until they start to ribbon. Add the lemon juice, a pinch of cayenne and some salt and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
  6. To plate: First set your noodle cake on a plate, then top with a grilled meatball, a poached egg and some hollandaise.