Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict with Easy Hollandaise Sauce

A delicious & easy way to fix Crab Cake Eggs Benedict that takes less than 20 minutes. Whip up the super easy Hollandaise sauce, add a store bought crab cake & believe me, breakfast never tasted so good! Great for special occasions like Mother’s Day, anniversaries or just a lazy weekend treat.

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict | 2 Cookin Mamas A delicious & easy way to fix Eggs Benedict that takes less than 20 minutes. Whip up the super easy Hollandaise sauce, add a store bought crab cake & believe me, breakfast never tasted so good! Oh, and add a mimosa for a special treat! #eggs #breakfast #crab #recipe #eggsbenedict #easyrecipe #brunch #MothersDay

Weekends are always a time when I like to fix a nice breakfast, like Stuffed French Toast or Waffles, and relax with my husband without the thought of rushing off to work. Today’s meal, Crab Cake Eggs Benedict, is a delicious but uncomplicated way to fix a gourmet breakfast using a few store bought items. And no one has to know but the cook. 🙂

Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict plated | 2 Cookin Mamas

It’s the perfect brunch for Mother’s Day, an anniversary or that special someone’s birthday. And I made it even easier by substituting homemade crab cakes for a store bought variety, Phillips Maryland Style Crab Cakes. These crab cakes are almost as good as my homemade version (which you can find here), full of lump crab meat and a minimal amount of filler. Then I whipped up a four ingredient Hollandaise Sauce, that takes about 2 minutes, in the blender and voila! A gourmet breakfast that is as delicious as it is easy!

Just look at how simple this is to put together. First toast the muffin & give it a good swipe with butter.

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict Step 1 | 2 Cookin Mamas

Place cooked crab cake on top.

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict Step 2 | 2 Cookin Mamas

Cover with a soft poached egg.

Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict Step 3 | 2 Cookin Mamas

Drizzle with Hollandaise Sauce.

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict pouring Hollandaise | 2 Cookin Mamas

Now take a bite. The flavor of the crab cake paired with the rich yolk as it drips down and gets absorbed by the muffin is just out of this world!

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict bite | 2 Cookin Mamas

This breakfast brings back so many memories. We always ordered this breakfast whenever we visited the Florida Keys at a place called Snappers. Their Sunday brunch is one of the best around. Serve it with a side of fruit and a mimosa and you’re good to go!

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict brunch | 2 Cookin Mamas

Enjoy!

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Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict plated | 2 Cookin Mamas
CRAB CAKE EGGS BENEDICT with EASY HOLLANDAISE SAUCE
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A delicious & easy way to fix Eggs Benedict that takes less than 20 minutes. Whip up the super easy Hollandaise sauce, add a store bought crab cake & believe me, breakfast never tasted so good! Oh, and add a mimosa for a special treat!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keywords: breakfast, brunch, crab cakes, easyrecipe, eggs benedict, Hollandaise Sauce, Mothers day
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen crab cakes (I used Phillips Maryland Style)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 English muffin, divided or 2 pcs toast (gluten-free if needed)
Hollandaise Sauce
  • 3 strips bacon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon lime or lemon juice
  • Pinch cayenne
  • Garnish: sliced green onion
Directions
  1. In medium skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Place on paper towel to absorb extra fat and let cool. Crumble and set aside.
  2. Place crab cakes in skillet and cook according to package directions.
  3. While crab cakes are cooking, make Hollandaise Sauce. Place crumbled bacon in blender along with egg yolks. Blend until bacon is all crumbs. 
  4. Melt butter and, while blender is still on, add slowly to bacon-egg mixture. 

  5. Add lime or lemon juice and pinch of cayenne and blend for just a few seconds. Done.

  6. Lastly, poach the eggs. If you have an egg cooker they are perfect for making poached eggs, if not, place a small skillet on the stove and fill halfway with water and bring the water to a boil. Crack an egg into a small bowl then carefully slip the egg into the boiling water. Gently spoon the whites closer to the yolk so it stays in somewhat of a circle then turn off the heat and let sit, covered, for 4 minutes.
  7. While eggs are cooking, toast muffin, or if using bread, toast, then using a wide-mouthed glass, press into bread to cut out a circle. Place on plate and top with cooked crab cake.
  8. When eggs are done, scoop out carefully with slotted spoon, let drain, then place on top of crab cake. 
  9. Garnish with sliced green onion and a side of fruit.
Recipe Notes

Tip: Make it gluten-free by eliminating the muffin or toast or by replacing with a gluten-free muffin, such as Ener-G Foods Brown English Muffin, or bread such as Udi's Whole Grain Bread. Use a gluten-free brand of crab cakes such as Handy Certified Gluten-Free Crab Cakes.

Wine Pairing: For a special occasion, serve with a mimosa, champagne or prosecco.

 

Crab Cake Eggs Benedict tall | 2 Cookin Mamas A delicious & easy way to fix Crab Cake Eggs Benedict that takes less than 20 minutes. Whip up a super easy Hollandaise sauce, add a store bought crab cake & believe me, breakfast never tasted so good! Great for special occasions like Mother's Day, wedding or just a lazy weekend treat. #eggs #breakfast #crab #recipe #eggsbenedict #easyrecipe #brunch #MothersDay

You can find a full line of gluten-free products on Amazon.com. Check out Katz English Muffins – Gluten Free or Ener-G Foods English Muffins .

 

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A delicious & easy way to fix Crab Cake Eggs Benedict that takes less than 20 minutes. Whip up a super easy Hollandaise sauce, add a store bought crab cake & believe me, breakfast never tasted so good! Great for special occasions like Mother's Day, wedding or just a lazy weekend treat. #eggs #breakfast #crab #recipe #eggsbenedict #easyrecipe #brunch #MothersDay

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenn
    05/11/2018 at 11:26 am

    I want to put this sauce on everything! Fantastic recipe!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/11/2018 at 8:54 pm

      lol I know the feeling! In fact when my husband saw this recipe come out he said he was making it for Mother’s Day! Sauce and all!

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    05/11/2018 at 11:27 am

    Now *this* is a dish I want at every brunch I attend! Wow – such great flavors for a lovely dish!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/11/2018 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks so much! It’s hard to turn down crab cakes and eggs Benedict!

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