Eggs Benedict with Apple Sausage and Mustard Hollandaise

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 20 min (includes refrigeration time)
  • Active: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Sausage:

Mustard Hollandaise:

Poached Eggs:

To Serve:

Directions

  1. For the sausage: Chop the garlic, sprinkle it with salt, and smear to a paste with the flat-side of a knife blade. Heat 1 tablespoon of the canola oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the apple, onion, garlic paste, sage, thyme and some salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool slightly.
  2. Add the pork, maple syrup, cayenne and some salt and pepper to the apple mixture; stir to combine. Cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
  3. Line a large plate with paper towels. Shape the sausage mixture into eight equal patties at least 3-inches wide. Heat 2 tablespoons of the remaining canola oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. Add four of the patties, and cook until golden brown and just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on the paper towels. Repeat with another 2 tablespoons canola oil and the remaining four patties.
  4. For the mustard hollandaise: Put the egg yolks in a medium, stainless-steel bowl set over (not in!) a pot of simmering water. Whisk the yolks until pale yellow and fluffy. Slowly add the melted butter, a few tablespoons at a time, and whisk until thickened.
  5. Remove from the heat, whisk in the lemon juice, the stone-ground and Dijon mustards and the hot sauce, and season with salt to taste. Turn off the heat under the water and set the hollandaise back on the pot to keep warm while you poach the eggs.
  6. For the poached eggs: Combine the vinegar and 3 cups water in a large, high-sided skillet, and heat to a gentle simmer. Break each egg into a cup, and gently add to the water. Poach until the yolks are nearly set, 4 to 5 minutes.
  7. While the eggs cook, toast and butter the English muffins. Put two English muffin halves on each of four plates. Top each half with a sausage patty, a poached egg and a good ladleful of hollandaise. Garnish with thyme leaves, and serve immediately.

Cook’s Note

For gluten-free Eggs Benedict: Serve two patties topped with eggs, hollandaise and thyme.

Fudge Factor

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

How-To: Chocolate Cream Puffs

Make this classic and elegant French dessert using our step-by-step guide.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Easy Gift Idea: Chocolate-Covered Toffee Feb 7, 2013

Looking for an easy gift idea? Cooking Channel's recipe for Chocolate-Covered Toffee is just the ticket. A touch of coffee in the …

How to Make Truffles

Learn how to make a chocolate lover's favorite treat: the classic truffle made from smooth chocolate ganache.

Nostalgic, Old-Fashioned and Retro Candy and Candy Bars

Take a sweet trip down memory lane by ogling these old-school candy bars and confections.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.

Valentine's Day Four-Ingredient Dessert Feb 12, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

The best part of this Valentine's Day dessert? It requires only four ingredients: chocolate, butter, eggs and sugar.