Maple Sausage, Potato and Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce

DSC_1402I’ve never had Eggs Benedict – always being a little wary because of raw egg yolk in the Hollandaise sauce… BUT today I decided to try it out for National Eggs Benedict Day… I may have fell in love…

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I did a combination of these 3 recipes:


Maple Sausage, Potato and Eggs Benedict with Parmesan Hollandaise Sauce
Potato Ingredients (these can be cooked in the crockpot – like I did – or on the stove)
  • 3 pounds yellow potatoes, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves (optional)
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/2 pound Jimmy Dean’s Maple Sausage or 4 Maple Sausage Patties cut into small pieces

For the Hollandaise Sauce:

  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ tsp yellow mustard (or Dijon if you prefer)
  • 2 tsp.lemon juice
  • ½ cup hot melted butter
  • 2 – 3 tbsp finely grated Parmesan cheese

For The Poached Eggs:

Potato Instructions

  • Lightly coat the inside of a slow cooker with nonstick spray. Place potatoes, olive oil, butter, garlic, oregano, basil and dill into the slow cooker; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 4-5 hours or high heat for 2-3 hours, or until tender.
  • Once potatoes are nearly done cooking melt 1 tbsp. butter in a sauté pan and add the onions. When they begin to soften, add the maple sausage in small pieces and continue to sauté until the sausage is fully cooked or warmed (if using pre-cooked patties).
  • Toss the cooked sausage and onions with the already prepared hash browns.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan and garnished with parsley, if desired.
  • Prepare Eggs and Sauce

Parmesan Hollandaise Sauce

  • In a blender combine the egg yolks, mustard and lemon juice for only a few seconds.
  • With the blender on medium speed, slowly pour in the hot butter in a thin stream. The sauce should thicken quite quickly.
  • Pulse in the Parmesan cheese at the end. Pour into a bowl and keep the bowl warm in a warm water bath while preparing the other components of the Eggs Benedict.

Poached Eggs

  • Fill a 10″ high sided frying pan with water until near the top.
  • Add salt and vinegar to the water and bring it to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, place the eggs in separate small bowls (coffee mugs work too!).
  • Once the water boils, remove it from the heat and add both eggs at the same time on opposite sides of the pan.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and let sit for 3-1/2 minutes for a soft yolk or 4-1/2 minutes for a firmer yolk. Lift from pan with slotted spoon and serve.

Serve poached eggs on top of the potatoes and top with the Hollandaise sauce immediately before serving.

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Dig in…

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4 thoughts on “Maple Sausage, Potato and Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce

  1. Maple Sausage! I’m excited about it 🙂
    I’m adding some garlic salt instead of garlic cloves, hope it’s
    fine, as I don’t wanna use garlic here directly…

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