Farmhouse Eggs Benedict on Zucchini Fritters! (Paleo-Whole30 option)

Have I mentioned that we are moving from Southern California to Gig Harbor Washington? As a lifelong Californian I truly have no idea what to expect. And in the last few months we have been making the most of the sunny Cali weather by taking weekend trips to many of our favorite local destinations, Ojai being one of them. Our favorite Ojai eatery, Azu, serves the most amazing Farmhouse Eggs Benedict on Zucchini Fritters. I came up with my own version so we can enjoy a favorite breakfast after the move!
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Ojai: Go If You Can!

We just love Ojai. It’s nestled in the mountains, just 20 minutes from the beaches of Santa Barbara and has a small town charm that is a mix of cowboy country and yoga retreats. The main street has the most charming shops, a gorgeous park, and truly fabulous food! We also love to visit Frog Creek Farm every summer for lavender cutting and the fresh produce.

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This Breakfast: Options, Options, Options!

While the Farmhouse Eggs Benny at Azu is gluten free, it does have dairy and traditionally made Hollandaise Sauce. My version can be made with regular or gluten free flour, or can be made grain free by using cassava flour. Cassava flour is a miracle! It allows this recipe to fit the Paleo/Whole30 lifestyle while not compromising on taste or texture! And to make this recipe Keto friendly, use almond flour, just know it won’t bind quite as well as other flours.

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Let’s Talk About Poached Eggs…

Poached eggs are very easy to make, but a few tips can really help. First, use really fresh pastured eggs (NOT pasteurized eggs…very different!) Second, use a small pot and add a little white vinegar to the water, this prevents your egg from getting slimy. Third, use the vortex method! Wait what??? The vortex? Don’t sweat it, I have a video tutorial that shows you step by step how to do it.

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The 90 Second Blender Hollandaise Sauce:

Hollandaise sauce is usually made with butter, and you are certainly welcome to use a lovely grass fed butter in this recipe if you aren’t on Whole 30, but my W30 peeps will be happy to know my sauce is made with ghee, so it’s completely compliant, and honestly I think it’s just as delicious as when butter us used!

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The Recipe: Farmhouse Eggs Benedict on Zucchini Fritters! (Paleo-Whole30 option)

Tips and what you need:  I recommend a cast iron pan for this job. You will also need a food processor or box grater for grating zucchini. I use arrowroot powder for thickening to keep this recipe Paleo/W30. If you have no dietary restrictions you can use corn starch) Flour options include gluten free flour or to make this recipe Whole30/ Paleo I use cassava flour.

5 from 15 votes
Farmhouse Eggs Benedict on Zucchini Fritters! (Paleo-Whole30 option)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A fun, fresh take on traditional Eggs Benny this Farmhouse Eggs Benedict is served on Zucchini Fritters, has a touch of basil and offers Paleo-Whole30 and keto options! 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, eggs benedict, gluten free, keto, Paleo, whole30
Servings: 2 servings
Ingredients
For Fritters:
  • 2 medium zucchini, grated (makes about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons your favorite flour, I use cassava to keep this recipe W30 and Paleo (keto use almond flour)
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder (or cornstarch if you aren't Paleo?w30)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 6 basil leaves, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
For Hollandaise Sauce:
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup warm melted butter or ghee (use ghee if w30)
For Poached Eggs:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees (to keep fritters warm)

For fritters:
  1. Grate zucchini, place in colander. Sprinkle with sea salt and toss well. Place colander in sink and allow to sit for 10 minutes.

  2. While zucchini rests, chop basil and measure out other ingredients

  3. After zucchini rests, place between paper towels and squeeze out excess moisture (or wring out in a clean dish towel) The more moisture you eliminate the crispier your fritter will be, you may need to do this several times with fresh paper towels.

  4. Place zucchini in a large bowl.

    Add egg, your choice of flour, arrowroot or cornstarch, pepper, and half the basil (reserving the rest for garnish). Mix well.

  5. Heat an oven safe pan on high heat. Add olive oil, coat pan evenly . When oil is very hot turn heat to medium. Use a measuring cup to add 1/3 cup zucchini mixture to the pan. Use the bottom of the cup to press the mixture into a patty about a 3/4 inch thick

  6. Cook until golden brown (about 3-4 minutes) gently turn patties over, and cook the second side until golden brown (another 3 minutes or so) place pan in oven to keep warm while you poach eggs and make sauce

For Eggs and Sauce:
  1. I recommend watching the video linked above for a quick egg poaching tutorial.

  2. Set a small pot of water with 1 tablspoon white vinegar to boil. Crack three eggs into three small dishes

  3. When water in pot is boiling, use one hand to hold the egg dish and use a spoon in the other hand to stir water quickly, forming a 'vortex'. While water is vigorously spinning drop egg gently right into the center of the vortex, then very quickly add the next two eggs. (I usually recommend poaching no more than two eggs at a time, but since we are doing three I say go for it:)

  4. Cook eggs 2 1/2 -5 minutes: 2 1/2 minutes makes for a runny yolk, five minutes cooks them all the way through. I recommend runny of course

  5. While eggs cook, make 90 second Hollandaise sauce:

  6. Melt ghee (or butter) in a small pan until very warm but not simmering and set aside. While ghee melts add add yolks, lemon juice, dijon and spices to blender

  7. Blend for 30 seconds, then slowly drizzle in melted ghee (or butter) and blend for 30-60 more seconds. It should thicken immediately

  8. When eggs are done to your liking use a slotted spoon or fish spatula to remove them from water and set on a paper towel.

  9. Place eggs on zucchini fritters, pour Hollandaise sauce over eggs, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, garnish with remaining basil. Serve!

 

 

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Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes!

Instant Pot lovers….plug that thing in! This Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes is going to be your new favorite meat and potatoes dish. Served alone, with eggs or avocados this meal is quick Paleo/Whole30 comfort food, OR fold into warm corn tortillas for a spicy version of Tacos de Papas. Mouthwatering!
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Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot!

If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet, you may wish to remedy that stat! The Instant Pot is a time saving machine, as well as a pressure cooker, steamer, rice cooker and slow cooker. And thanks to my friends Emily and Rudy from the blog Recipes to Nourish, you can now cook authentic Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot!

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Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot contains 80 real food recipes your family will love. The book is available January 15th but you can order now and lock down the low pre-order price! And just look at all these gorgeous recipes: shredded beef barbacoa, carnitas, chili verde, soups, beans, mole, hot chocolate and more!

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Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner!

Co-author of Amazing Mexican Favorites with Your Instant Pot Rudy Vidaurri, grew up eating this dish with eggs and tortillas for breakfast, I would this meal anytime! Warm, nourishing, filling and budget friendly, it’s a win all the way around.

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Let’s Talk Chorizo and Keeping this Meal Paleo/Whole30:

Chorizo is simply a chopped pork sausage that is highly seasoned, in this case with Mexican herbs and spices. If you live Paleo or Whole30 lifestyle there are sugar free options for chorizo! Pederson’s Natural Farms makes a delicious sugar free version available at many markets.

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Need More Instant Pot Recipes?

Try our Pulled BBQ Chicken or this tender Basque Chicken!

The Recipe: Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes!

Tips and what you need: an Instant Pot and a good knife. Learn how to handle a hot chili pepper here!

5 from 18 votes
Instant Pot Chorizo with Potatoes (Chorizo con Papas)
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
43 mins
 

This amazing potato dish is fabulous served alone or wrapped in warm tortillas. Top with eggs, avocado, or salsa.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Keyword: Paleo, potatoes, tacos de papa, whole30
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Emily and Rudy Viduarri
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter, avocado oil or ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced
  • 5 fresh garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pound Mexican Chorizo (casing free or removed from casings)
  • 3 red potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, stem and seeds removed, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
Additional ingredients if desired:
  • eggs, avocados, corn tortillas, pico de gallo, sour cream, cilantro, shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. Add the healthy fat of your choice to the Instant Pot and press "sauté". When the fat has melted, add onions, sautéing for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and chorizo and sauté for four minutes, stirring occasionally. Press "keep warm/cancel" button. Add potatoes, red bell pepper, jalapeño pepper, salt, oregano and broth, then stir

  2. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure steam release valve is sealed. Press 'manual' button and set for 9 minutes

  3. When Instant Pot is done and beeps, press "warm/cancel". Using an oven mitt carefully "quick release"/ open steam release valve. When steam stops venting and the silver dial drops, carefully open Instant Pot lid.

  4. Serve immediately with your choice of eggs, avocados, tortillas or optional toppings listed above

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Traditional Swiss Rosti (Potato Fritter) ~ Whole 30

The Spiker 2018 European vacation (and recipe sharing) continues with a “Part 1” visit to Lucerne Switzerland where almost every meal includes Traditional Swiss Rosti!
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The Hills Are Alive!

We left the beautiful beaches of Italy for the incredible mountains and lakes of Switzerland. I have truly never seen a more majestic landscape. We took gondolas up to the top of Mount Pilatus…

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…and were rewarded with an unbelievable view!

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We hiked through gorges with the most beautiful ice blue rivers…

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…where we came upon spectacular bridges, mountainside sculptures and water falls!

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And Then We Ate!

The food in Switzerland was better than I expected! In Lucerne we found plenty of amazing restaurants like Garten Haus 1313 where they serve fresh, organic, family style meals that had a fresh take on traditional Swiss food. It was there that we fell in love with rosti.

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What is Rosti?

Rosti is similar to American hash browns but rosti is cooked giant pancake style, sort of like a giant potato fritter. Look at that crispy potato goodness!

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Crispy Outside, Creamy Inside!

The secret is cooking rosti is cooking the first side covered with a lid or foil until crispy, then carefully turning and cooking the second side without the lid to golden perfection! We can’t get enough of rosti. Thank you Switzerland! Be sure to come back next week for Switzerland Part Two…Paella! Yes, Paella is a Spanish dish…I’ll explain next week.

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The Recipe: Traditional Swiss Rosti!

What you need: you will need a good non stick pan, see my favorite choices in safe, non toxic, non stick pans! You will need a food processor or box grater to grate potatoes.

5 from 20 votes
Traditional Swiss Rosti!
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

A traditional Swiss Rosti that is Whole 30 compliant! Serve for breakfast lunch or dinner with a side of Brats! NOTE: while I love cast iron because it browns so well, you may want to use a lighter non stick pan for this recipe. At one point you have to flip the potatoes and that can be tricky in a heavy pan.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Swiss
Keyword: cast iron, easy side dish recipe, Whole30 recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil butter or ghee, divided
  • 6 green onions roots trimmed, sliced (sometimes called spring onions or scallions)
  • 1 1/2 pounds russet or Yukon gold potatoes peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Trim and slice green onions, separating 1 tablespoon of greens for garnish
  2. Heat a non stick pan on med-high heat
  3. Add 1tablespoon olive oil, butter or ghee
  4. When pan is hot add all the onions except reserved garnish
  5. Cook for five minutes, stirring frequently
  6. Place onions into large bowl, don't clean pan
  7. Peel, then coaresly grate potatoes using a food processor or box grater
  8. Squeeze potatoes between paper towels to remove excess moisture (you may have to do this 2-3 times)
  9. Add potatoes to bowl with onions, stir, add sea salt and pepper, stir again
  10. Reheat pan on medium heat, adding more olive oil, butter or to coat entire bottom of pan. When pan and oil are very hot (but not smoking) add potato mixture, use spatula to form into a nice disc, pressing on the top to flatten
  11. Cook for ten minutes, covered with lid or foil, and rotating every few minutes to avoid hot spots
  12. Remove lid/foil and cook for 4-5 more minutes or until rosti is nice and golden on bottom
  13. Carefully work a spatula under the edges to loosen rosti, then place a plate over pan and using oven mitts carefully turn pan over so rosti ends up on the plate. If needed add a little more olive oil, butter or ghee to pan and slide rosti cooked side up back into pan
  14. Cook, covered for five more minutes, then uncover and cook for five more minutes or until second side is golden brown. Add more sea salt and pepper if desired. Garnish with remaining inions and serve!

 

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Paleo-Whole 30-Keto Huevos Rancheros!

 

Huevos Rancheros rates way up there on my list of favorite breakfasts. When my diet shifted way more towards Paleo/Whole 30 I missed this classic Mexican breakfast. Luckily I have no need to miss it anymore because I came up with a way to keep this recipe grain and dairy free. Introducing Whole 30/Paleo/Keto Huevos Rancheros!
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The Breakfast in Bed Series!

You may remember our master bedroom makeover. The comfy mattress, romantic atmosphere and chill vibe were the inspiration for a breakfast in bed recipe series. So far in this series we’ve made Cheesy Popovers with Chive Butter and Paleo/Whole 30 Eggs Benedict! Now it’s on to warm, flavorful, nourishing Huevos Rancheros!

Whole 30/Paleo/Keto Huevos Rancheros!

So How Do I Make Huevos Rancheros Paleo, Whole 30 and Keto Friendly?

Zucchini, that’s how! Instead of using a tortilla as a base I use a delicious and easy to make zucchini fritter. Then I top it with a fried egg and serve with my fresh pico de gallo. It’s a great way to work more veggies into your morning meal. And just look at that crispy fritter under that cute heart shaped egg. I offer two choices for the fritter: you can grate your own zucchini or if you want to make this meal even easier, use store bought spiraled zucchini and just give it a rough chop!

Paleo-Whole 30-Keto Huevos Rancheros!

Make Your Own Guacamole and Pico de Gallo…or Don’t!

When it comes to food my motto is “make it from scratch unless it’s just as good and just as healthy store bought”. So if you have a local grocery store that carries delicious Pico de Gallo and fresh guacamole, go for it. If not, you can make mine <— easy recipes

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The Recipe: Paleo-Whole 30-Keto Huevos Rancheros!

Tips and what you need: if making your own Pico de Gallo and guacamole <—click! You may use a food processor or box grater to prepare zucchini. You will need two good pans and if you want to make your eggs heart shaped, click here <— Amazon affiliate link.

5 from 20 votes
Paleo-Whole 30-Keto Huevos Rancheros!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins
 

A delicious grain and dairy free version of the classic Huevos Rancheros. You can use store bought pico de gallo and guacamole or use the links provided in blog post to make mine. You can also grate the zucchini yourself using a box grater or food processor or buy pre-spiraled zucchini at the store and give it a rough chop!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy breakfast recipe, Keto recipe, Whole30 recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
  • Pico de Gallo or salsa store bought or use links above to make your own
  • Guacamole  store bought or use links above to make your own
  • 2 medium zucchini grated (or 3 1/2 cups spiralized zucchini, chopped)
  • 3 large eggs separated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chives chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon almond flour or your favorite grain free flour
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. If making you own pico and guacamole, do that first, set aside
  2. Use a food processor or a box grater to grate zucchini. (Another option is to buy or make spiraled zucchini and give a rough chop)
  3. Place zucchini in a bowl lined with paper towels, sprinkle zucchini with sea salt and pepper and allow to rest for a few minutes.
  4. Chop chives and whisk one egg in a little bowl
  5. Use paper towels to squeeze out any extra moisture in zucchini then return zucchini to bowl and discard towel
  6. Use a fork to stir in egg , almond flour and 1 tablespoon chives until well combined
  7. Heat a large pan on high heat for two minutes, add enough olive oil to coat pan and allow to heat for 30 seconds
  8. Use a spoon to scoop zucchini mixture into pan, making two 5" fritters. Use back of spoon to flatten and spread fritters into a circle. If needed turn heat to medium. Cook each side for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown
  9. While fritters cook, heat a smaller pan on high heat for two minutes, add oil and wait 30 seconds for oil to heat
  10. Gently crack eggs into pan, tuen heat down to medium and fry until whites are set and yolk is runny (or to your liking)
  11. Season with sea salt and pepper
  12. Remove fritters from pan, top with eggs, garnish with pico de gallo, guacamole and remaining chives. Serve!

 

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Whole 30/Paleo Eggs Benedict!

Eggs Benedict! The stuff dreams are made of…unless of course gluten and dairy are more like a nightmare for you. Luckily, I have found a way to wiggle around those pesky food intolerances with this Whole 30/Paleo Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce!
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Whole 30 Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce!

Valentine’s Day Means Breakfast in Bed!

You may remember our master bedroom makeover. The comfy mattress, romantic atmosphere and chill vibe were the inspiration for a breakfast in bed recipe series. And being that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner it seems like a great time to post another delicious morning meal, and what better way to celebrate love and romance than with Eggs Benedict in your cozy bed?! ( You can check out the first installment of the series “Cheesy Popovers with Chive Butter” and more photos of the remodel  here.)

Whole 30 Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce!

Whole 30 Eggs Benedict: a Classic with a New Twist!

I love Egg’s Benedict. So creamy, delicious and satisfying. For this Whole 30 version I top sweet potato fritters with perfectly poached eggs and an easy Hollandaise sauce made in the blender. Canadian bacon is optional, in fact I opted to ‘California-ize’ my version with a beautiful, ripe avocado instead. Of course, you could always do both!

Whole 30 Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce!

The Fritters:

Crispy, delicious, simple, and made with only four ingredients, these sweet potato fritters make a great alternative to the customary English muffin most frequently used for Eggs Benedict. Not only do I love the taste of these fritters but I also think the color makes the recipe even more appetizing, and when you aren’t eating bread you need to find the crunch where you can!

Whole 30 Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce!

The Whole 30 Blender Hollandaise Sauce:

Hollandaise sauce is usually made with butter, and you are certainly welcome to use a lovely grass fed butter in this recipe if you aren’t on Whole 30, but my W30 peeps will be happy to know my sauce is made with ghee, so it’s completely compliant, and honestly I think it’s just as delicious as when butter us used!

Whole 30 Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce!

Let’s Talk About Poached Eggs…

Poached eggs are very easy to make, but a few tips can really help. First, use really fresh pastured eggs (NOT pasteurized eggs…very different!) Second, use a small pot and add a little white vinegar to the water, this prevents your egg from getting slimy. Third, use the vortex method! Wait what??? The vortex? Don’t sweat it, I have a video tutorial that shows you step by step how to do it.

Whole 30 Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce!

Put it All Together and Voila!

A Valentine’s breakfast your health minded love will not soon forget. Lovely, simple, delicious and full of protein, healthy fats and unrefined carbohydrates…pretty much the perfect meal!

Whole 30 Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce!

Tips on Poaching Eggs and What You Need: Don’t know how to poach and egg? I have a video tutorial that shows you step by step how to do it! You will need a small pot a good pan and a blender.

5 from 20 votes
Whole 30 Eggs Benedict with Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce!
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

An alternative to traditional Eggs Benedict, this version is Paleo and Whole 30 compliant!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy breakfast recipe, Paleo recipes, Whole30 recipe
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
Ingredients
Fritters:
  • 1 medium sweet potato (about 2 cups gated) peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • generous turns of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg whisked
  • 2 Tablespoons chives chopped and divided
  • Olive oil or ghee for pan
Hollandaise Sauce:
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • A little pinch of red pepper flakes
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup melted ghee (if not living W30 you can use grass fed butter)
Toppings:
  • 2-4 large eggs (poached, see instructions)
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • Avocado (optional) optional
  • Canadian Bacon or traditional bacon (optional) optional
Instructions
Make Fritters and Poach Eggs:
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

    Line a colander with two paper towels. Peel and grate potato, sprinkle with salt and toss pour into colander and allow to sit for 10 minutes

  2. While potatoes rest, in a medium bowl whisk together egg, pepper and half the chives. After potatoes have rested for 10 minutes use paper towels to ring out any excess water and then pour potatoes into bowl with egg mixture, stir until very well combined

  3. Set an oven safe pan on the cooktop on med-high heat for two minutes

  4. While pan heats, place a small pot filled with three inches of water and 1 tablespoon white vinegar on high heat and bring to a boil
  5. Add olive oil or ghee to heated pan, use enough to coat pan well

  6. When pan and oil are hot but not smoking, use a large spoon to gently place potatoes in pan (about 1/4 cup per fritter) Use the back of the spoon to spread potatoes into a circle

  7. Cook for 4-5 minutes until first side is golden, gently turn, lowering heat if necessary. When all fritters are done, place pan in oven to keep fritters warm while you make eggs and sauce

Poach eggs and make hollandaise sauce:
  1. I recommend watching the video linked above for a quick egg poaching tutorial. Work in batches poaching two eggs at a time.

  2. Crack two eggs into a small dish

  3. When water in pot is boiling, use one hand to hold the egg dish and use a spoon in the other hand to stir water quickly, forming a 'vortex'. While water is vigorously spinning drop eggs gently right into the center of the vortex

  4. Cook eggs 2 1/2 -5 minutes: 2 1/2  minutes makes for a runny yolk, five minutes cooks them all the way through. I recommend runny of course

While eggs cook, make sauce:
Make Sauce:
  1. Melt ghee (or butter) in a small pan until very warm but not simmering and set aside

  2. To blender add yolks, lemon juice, dijon and spices

  3. Whirl for 30 seconds, then slowly drizzle in melted ghee (or butter) and blend for 30-60 more seconds. It should thicken immediately

  4. When eggs are done to your liking use a slotted spoon or fish spatula to remove them from water and set on a paper towel.

  5. Top fritters with avocado slices, Canadian bacon or both, add eggs
  6. Pour Hollandaise sauce over eggs

  7. Sprinkle with remaining chives, sea salt and pepper.
  8. Serve!

 If you prefer Traditional Eggs Benedict, I’ve got that too!
Traditional Eggs Benedict!

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