June 8, 2012

Faux Benedict


Happy Friday everybody.  Before we head out for the US Soccer game (so excited!), I wanted to share an easy and twisted take on the traditional eggs benedict recipe that we all know and love.  Enjoy!


Inspiration for this recipe:

  • Leftover mashed potatoes
  • Leftover cheese queso dip
  • a love for Eggs Benedict





The traditional version of eggs benedict consists of two halves of an English muffin topped with ham or Canadian bacon, a poached egg and Hollandaise sauce.

Growing up, my mom fixed this quite often for a weekend breakfast, but would substitute cheese whiz for the Hollandaise (smart lady, which gave me an idea. 

Using my leftover and what I had on hand, my faux benedict consists of potato pancakes with ham mixed in (using leftover mashed potatoes) instead of English muffins and Canadian bacon, a fried dippy egg (over medium) in place of the poached egg and leftover cheese queso dip instead of Hollandaise.

The verdict?  Delicious!





Potato Pancakes

Print this recipe!

  • 2 c. leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. onion, minced
  • 1/4 C shredded cheese
  • 1/4 C diced ham (I used sandwich meat I had on hand)
  • Garlic Salt, Seasoning Salt or Salt and Pepper

Combine mashed potatoes, flour, milk, egg, onions and ham and cheese. Seasoning as desired. Form into 3 inch round patties and fry on top of a medium-hot griddle using nonstick spray. Brown on both sides.




To assemble simply top a potato pancake with a fried egg and top with queso.

Bon a petit!



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