by Kaya Konopnicki
In our house breakfast is a big deal and what better kind of amazing breakfast than Duck Eggs Benedict. It’s perfect for Easter brunch – and I promise you the easiest hollandaise sauce you’ve ever made using duck egg yolks and duck fat. You’ll be licking the bowl, guaranteed!
Now, not to break with the theme I used duck confit on my Benedict, because why not? It’s works really well for this recipe and adds a delicious richness (not that this dish REALLY needs it but why say no to a good thing?) to the Benedict.
Serves 4 | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes
For the Hollandaise: (Recipe adapted from Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook)
- 3 duck egg yolks
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- A pinch of cayenne
- 5 teaspoons lemon juice
- 7 tablespoons melted duck fat or goose fat
- 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
- BLENDER or HAND BLENDER
- 4 Duck Eggs
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 4 Duck confit legs (available pre-made from us)
- 3-4 cups greens (whatever you like, I used our baby bok choi)
- 4 Biscuits or Bread (if you’re going gluten free just skip this)
To make the hollandaise sauce:
- Combine the duck eggs, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and salt. Blend for 30 seconds on medium.
- Turn blender / hand blender down to low and add the duck fat and butter.
- Once all the fat is blended turn the blender up to high for approximately 15 seconds. The sauce should be very thick and a pale yellow.
Make the Eggs Benedict:
- Thaw and warm the duck confit legs. Once they are done pull the meat from the bone
- Place in oven at 425 for 15 minutes
- OR keep in BPA free bag and boil on a low simmer for 1 hour
- Poach the eggs. The BBC has a great video on how to poach eggs. (Note: it may take longer than the 3 minutes they suggest as duck eggs are larger)
- Wilt the greens.
- Add a little water in a frying pan and put on medium-low heat.
- Toss in the greens when the water starts to bubble.
- Move the greens around so that they don’t burn.
- When they are wilted remove them from the heat. (2-3 minutes)
- Toast your biscuit or bread
- Now combine everything!
- Place the bread on the plate
- Gently lay the greens on the bread
- Put the meat on the greens
- Lay the egg on top of the meat
- Drizzle with hollandaise sauce
You’ll impress all your family and friends with a delicious home cooked Eggs Benedict that they will think you’ve slaved all morning over.