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Crab Cake Eggs Benedict Recipe from Frontier Natural Products Co-op

Crab Cake
Eggs Benedit

This elegant spin on a classic Eggs Benedict recipe is built on an East Coast tradition: a perfectly-seasoned crab cake.

It's only fitting that the concept was inspired by a cafe in Baltimore, a city known for its crab. A Frontier employee ordered the dish for breakfast and proclaimed the combination of cream sauce, poached egg, and crispy, succulent crab cake "unforgettable." Thus, we knew we had to recreate the recipe for you to enjoy at home.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Serves: 6


Ingredients for the crab cakes:

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Frontier Organic Seafood Seasoning (Original or Reduced Sodium)
  • 1 pound jumbo lump crab meat *
  • 1 1/3 cups fine bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Frontier Organic Seafood Seasoning (Original or Reduced Sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Ingredients for poached eggs:

  • 6 large eggs, for poaching
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

* The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch lists the following varieties of crab as “Best Choice”: blue crab (trotline-caught), Dungeness crab (California, Oregon, Washington), kona crab, snow crab (Eastern Bering Sea, U.S., Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada), stone crab.


To make crab cakes:

  1. Combine 1 teaspoon lemon juice, slightly beaten eggs, mayonnaise, and 2 teaspoons of Seafood Seasoning in a medium bowl until well mixed.
  2. Stir in crab meat, and then add the breadcrumbs.
  3. Cover and refrigerate mixture for 30 minutes, while you make the sauce, below.
  4. After refrigeration, form crab mixture into 6 large patties.
  5. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add patties, cooking for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Keep cakes warm while you poach the eggs.

To make sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat and add flour. Whisk for 3 to 4 minutes, until flour darkens slightly.
  2. Gradually add in heavy cream and milk, whisking. Stir in ½ teaspoon Seafood Seasoning and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Keep sauce warm over low heat.

To poach eggs:

  1. Crack the unbeaten eggs into six separate ramekins, leaving the yolks intact.
  2. Fill a deep saucepan 2/3 full with water, heating until bubbles just start to form, and then add the vinegar.
  3. Slowly and carefully pour each egg individually from the ramekin into the hot water and let lightly simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, until the whites become opaque. Make sure eggs do not touch each other. If necessary, cook eggs in batches.
  4. Remove eggs and serve immediately.

To assemble:

Place warm crab cake on plate, put poached egg on top of the crab cake, and drizzle lemon cream sauce over the top.

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