Food hybrids are so popular, even your great-grandfather knows that if he wants to eat a legit Cronut—and not one of those soggy knock-offs—he’d have to wait in line for three hours with the rest of the masses. Foods—like this sushi donut we find totally suitable for breakfast—are being fused together more than ever. To further your love for frankenfoods and nachos, cook the ultimate eggs Benedict totchos. Replace chips with tater tots, poach some eggs, and let ‘em mate with Canadian bacon and hollandaise.
Eggs Benedict Totchos
- Yields: 2 to 3 servings
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Hands-On Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
Prepare tater tots. Follow the directions on the back of the package.
Cook the bacon. In a large nonstick skillet over high heat, sauté Canadian bacon until golden brown and heated through. Reserve.
Poach 2 eggs, one at a time. Fill a medium saucepan halfway with cold water. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and 2 teaspoons white vinegar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Crack 1 egg into a small bowl and set aside. When the water is simmering, use a spoon to create a whirlpool in the center of the pan. Drop the egg into the middle, cover, and turn off the heat. Set your timer for 4 minutes, walk away, and don’t touch it until the timer goes off. When the timer buzzes, carefully remove the egg from the water and set aside.
Make the hollandaise. Bring a small amount of water to a simmer in a medium saucepan. Crack 3 eggs into a metal bowl, add the lemon juice and whisk vigorously until combined. Place the bowl over simmering water (make sure the water isn’t touching the bottom of the bowl) and whisk until the eggs are slightly thickened. Slowly stream in melted butter, whisking constantly until combined. Remove from heat and season with salt.
Put it all together. Sprinkle the chopped Canadian bacon over the cooked tater tots, drizzle with hollandaise, sprinkle with cayenne and chives, and top with poached eggs. Done.