Skip the wait at restaurants this Mother's Day Brunch and cook the Mom in your life this deservingly decadent yet surprisingly simple Eggs Chesapeake recipe. We used Joshua Delgado’s recipe and made it a little easier for you!
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Nissa Quanstrom
Step 1 – Buy a pre-made Crab Cake from The Organic Butcher. Pro-tip – 1 crab cake is enough for 2 Eggs Chesapeake!
Step 2 - Heat butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Split the crab cake in half and shape into a disk. Cook crab cakes, turning only once, until dark golden brown on both sides,3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to an oven-safe dish and put in a 200° oven to keep warm.
Step 3 – While the crab cakes are cooking get started on poaching the eggs. Bring a large, deep frying pan of lightly salted water to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a low simmer. Crack 1 egg into a glass measuring cup, hold spout close to water's surface, and let egg slip gently into water. Repeat with rest of eggs. Cook until eggs are softly set, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer as done to a large bowl of ice and cold water.
Step 4 – Make the Hollandaise by following this super simple Blender Hollandaise Sauce Recipe.
Step 5 – Plating! Place a crab cake on each plate and slip a poached egg on top. Spoon about 1 ½ TBSP of the hollandaise sauce on top. Sprinkle with our local & organic chives. You can also spoon on some caviar or fresh Maryland lump crab meat for some extra decadence because Mom deserves it!