Gold Medal Winner - Dungeness Crab Benedict With Choron Sauce

Filed under: Breakfast, Breakfast - Egg Dishes.

"The OC Benedict" puts this traditional dish on the edge with new tastes, textures and a great presentation. Poached egg, browned potatoes with a crab stuffing, arugula, fried shallots, Choron sauce and a ring of curry oil. Indulge!

3 Yukon Gold potatoes
10 oz. Dungeness crab
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 shallot, minced
3 oz. sour cream
2 T. Old Bay
Salt and pepper, to taste
5 eggs
Arugula, as needed
Choron Sauce (recipe follows)
Fried shallots, for garnish
Curry oil, for garnish

Method (1) Put potatoes in pot, fill with water and bring to a boil. Cook potato until skin starts to give, about 15 minutes after water comes to a boil. Remove from water, and cool. After cooled, peel off skin using your fingers then grate on large-hole cheese grater. (2) In a bowl, mix crab, garlic, shallot, sour cream and Old Bay until well-incorporated. In a 2" ring mold, layer grated potato, crab mix, then grated potato, and press to keep the potato tight. Season outside of roesti with salt and pepper.
(3) Pan-fry roesti until golden brown on both sides and center is hot. (4) Poach egg in simmering water with vinegar until whites are cooked and yolk is still runny. (5) When plating, put roesti in center of plate, arugula on top of the roesti then poached egg, drizzle with Charon Sauce. Garnish with fried shallots and curry oil.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 5 Servings
Prep Time: 55 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Other recipes by Casa Laguna Inn & Spa:
Choron Sauce

Recipe Provided By:
Casa Laguna Inn & Spa
Laguna Beach, CA

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