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Recipe: Eggs Orleans

Featured in Virginia Bed & Breakfast Cookbook, 2nd Edition

Eggs Orleans
Serves: 4
Eggs Orleans is poached eggs over crab cakes and tomatoes on English muffins, blanketed with hollandaise sauce. Serve with fresh fruit, roasted potatoes and sautéed apples.
  • For Crab Cakes...
  • 16 ounces quality lump crab meat
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • splash of liquid crab boil
  • 1 tsp Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp grated carrot
  • 1 tbsp diced roasted red pepper
  • 1 tbsp sliced green onion
  • bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil or butter
  • For Eggs...
  • 1½ tsp white vinegar
  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted
  • ½ cup hollandaise sauce
  • 8 slices tomato
  1. For the crab cakes: Combine all crab cake ingredients, except oil or butter, using enough bread crumbs to help form cakes. Make 8 relatively thin cakes the size of an English muffin. Heat oil or butter in a skillet over medium heat. Cook crab cakes until golden brown; drain on paper towels.
  2. For the eggs: Bring 4 cups of water and white vinegar to a boil (the vinegar helps the eggs coagulate). Gently crack eggs into water. Cook for about 3 minutes, until eggs are set and yolks are still soft. Remove eggs with a slotted spoon, rocking the spoon over a towel to drain excess water.
  3. Put 2 English muffin halves on each plate. Top each with a slice of tomato and a crab cake. Gently top with 1 poached egg. Spoon 1 tablespoon of hollandaise sauce over each egg. Sprinkle with paprika to serve.