Whole30 Eggs Benedict!

We will make this dish again and again and again. Nothing about it feels healthy (in the good way!) or restricted. It is rich, complex, and filling. Instead of an english muffin, I made sweet potato hash browns, then topped them with compliant bacon, a poached egg, and a modified Whole30 hollandaise sauce! This was a perfect Whole 30 brunch meal that paired nicely with a little LaCroix!

I’ve never really created a recipe before – so I will apologize now if the description is lacking. I’d love to know ways to improve in the future! And if you try it, please let me know. It would be wonderful to hear what y’all think!

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Sweet Potato Hash Browns

2 large sweet potatoes
2 egg whites
salt & pepper
Ghee (butter can also be used if you aren’t on Whole30!)
  1. Pre-Heat oven to 400
  2. Peel the potatoes
  3. Shred the sweet potatoes using a cheese grater
  4. Squeeze all the liquid out of them with a paper towel and put them in a bowl
  5. Add 2 egg whites to the bowl of potatoes and mix together.
  6. Once the egg has covered all of the potatoes, make into little patties.
  7. Add some ghee to a pan over medium heat and lightly brown the outsides of the patties. Cooking for about 2 minutes on each side.
  8. Once browned, transfer to a baking sheet and bake until crispy, about 10 – 15 mins. This is to personal taste and depends on your oven, how thick you made your patties, and how crispy you want them to be. I would check the patties after 10 minutes and cook longer if needed.

 

Hollandaise Sauce

1/2 cup Ghee
3 egg yolks
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper
  1. Melt Ghee 
  2. Mix egg yolks and spices in a food processor or blender
  3. SLOWLY start to pour in the butter and mix until it emulsifies. It is important to mix the butter in slowly – otherwise it won’t emulsify properly. 

 

Simple Poached Egg

Eggs
Apple cider vinegar
  1. Boil 3 inches of water with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  2. Once it boils, turn the heat down to medium
  3. If you can, crack individual eggs into a small prep bowl. This will make it so much easier to pour the egg into the water later
  4. Stir the water counterclockwise to make a little whirlpool
  5. Softly drop in the egg from the bowl into the whirpool of water
  6. Cook for 4/5 minutes – depending on how runny you want your egg
  7. Do not touch the egg while it cooks – just let it be (unless it gets stuck to the pan, then gently pull it away)

 

Bacon

I mean.. bacon 🙂 If you are following Whole30, make sure it is sugar-free compliant bacon. But this part is simple, just cook your bacon the way you normally do. It can be crispy or not – totally up to you!

Finishing Touches

  1. Place the sweet potato patty on a plate
  2. Cut one piece of bacon in half and place on top of sweet potato
  3. Gently place your poached egg on the bacon
  4. Drizzle desired amount of hollandaise sauce on top
  5. Garnish with parsley!

And thats it! It sounds complicated, but it is actually very simple – the most time consuming part is shredding the potatoes!

Please let me know if you try it and like it! Or don’t! Next time I will take more photos.

Author: iamthecurioustexan

Queso gives me life. Wife to Daniel Danger & Dog Mom to Roxy. World traveller, avid crafter, wine snob, record collector, & board game winner.

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