Pork Burger Benedict

Posted by johngl

At the end of the Pork Burger post, I mentioned that I might try the pork burger on an English muffin with some hollandaise.

Pork Burger Benedict

Not a bad progression.

We’ll keep this simple with lots of pictures:

Pork Shoulder

Cut it to pieces:

It fell to pieces

Grind it up:

ground up

Add piment d’Espelette, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper as described in the other post.

Scoop up two-ounce balls of pork, then flatten into a patty.

Sizzle the burgers:

Fry it up in the pan

Sizzle on the other side:

sizzled

Poach some eggs in boiling water for about 4 minutes.

Poach eggs

Make some hollandaise by mixing 2 additional egg yolks with a tablespoon of ice-cold water.  Whip it by hand until frothy.  Place bowl of whipped eggs over simmering pan of water (pretend it is a double boiler). Keep whipping while the eggs warm up.  Don’t overheat the eggs!

Now, melt a half stick of butter.

Mix together a teaspoon of lemon juice with a sploot or two of hot sauce.

While continuing with the whipping, slowly add the melted butter, then toss in the citrus juice and hot sauce blend.

Whip until thickened.  This all takes about two minutes.  No really, this is done before the poached eggs are cooked.

Toast your muffin, add the pork patty, top with the poached egg, add the hollandaise, sprinkle with Piment d’Espelette.

Eat.

Yummy tasty

I started with a burger and ended with a breakfast.  Cool.

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About johngl

A bit of a wildman, John hails from the Midwest: A land of corn, cows, pigs, and a host of other healthfully meaty pursuits.

Born on a dark and stormy night in late Fall, John grew up as the son of a meat cutter. There was always plenty of meat at hand. While not wealthy by any stretch of the imagination, his family certainly ate well. According to his father, that was the whole point.

2 thoughts on “Pork Burger Benedict

  1. I know what I’m cooking at my house tomorrow. I just finished lunch and I could put that sandwich down right now. Yum!

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