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Benedict Eggs in Pastry

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

Here's a new twist on an old favorite. Inside these puffy golden bundles is an omelet-like filling of eggs, ham and lemony hollandaise sauce. —Catherine Slussler, Tomball, Texas
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Ingredients

  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • EGG WASH:
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Minced fresh tarragon, optional

Directions

  1. In a double boiler over simmering water or a small heavy saucepan, constantly whisk the egg yolks, lemon juice and mustard until mixture begins to thicken and reaches 160°.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Slowly drizzle in warm melted butter, whisking constantly. Whisk in cayenne. Keep warm, stirring occasionally, until ready to use.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir ham and onions in butter until onions are tender. In a large bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Add egg mixture to the pan; cook and stir until set. Remove from the heat; stir in 1/3 cup reserved hollandaise sauce. Set aside.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry. Roll each sheet into a 12x9-1/2-in. rectangle; cut each in half widthwise. Place 1 cup egg mixture on half of each rectangle; sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Beat egg and water; brush over pastry edges. Fold pastry over egg mixture; pinch seams to seal. With a small sharp knife, cut several slits in the top. Repeat with remaining dough rectangles.
  6. Transfer to a greased baking sheet; brush with remaining egg mixture. Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into triangles; serve with remaining hollandaise sauce. Sprinkle with tarragon if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 1204 calories, 84g fat (34g saturated fat), 601mg cholesterol, 1790mg sodium, 74g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 9g fiber), 41g protein.

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