Big Ben: Four Eggs Benedicts We Love

Runny yolk meets crispy muffin: it’s wise to dress in layers

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Stacked
Blu Jam Café has the market covered with three versions. Lazy Sundays call for the standard: buttered English muffins cradling Black Forest ham, crisp bacon, and two poached eggs. Hollandaise—with a touch of cayenne—cloaks the pile. » 7371 Melrose Ave., blujamcafe.com.

Eggs Squared
Only Petrossian tops its gravlax Benny with California white sturgeon caviar (oooooh). Toasted brioche forms a base above a jumble of bitter greens, while salmon and perky poached eggs lie beneath a slick of lemony hollandaise. » 321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, petrossian.com.

Child’s Play
Chef Zoe Nathan channels Dr. Seuss with her Green Eggs & Ham at Huckleberry. Thick-cut ham supports a fried egg with a yolk the color of sunshine; a drizzle of basil pesto provides the signature hue. » 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, huckleberrycafe.com.

Butter Ball
Superba Snack Bar subs out the muffin for buttermilk biscuits and loads them up with braised chard, smoked ham, and two poached eggs. Brown butter hollandaise spiked with dill and tarragon is the crown jewel. » 533 Rose Ave., Santa Monica, superbasnackbar.com.

 

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  1. Pacific Dining Car

    September 24, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Hello LAMAG readers. The Pacific Dining Car is here to tempt you with our takes on this classic dish:

    CREOLE BENEDICT
    Poached eggs atop crab cakes and sauteed mushrooms nestled on toasted English muffin halves crowned with Creole style hollandaise sauce.

    EGGS SARDOU
    Artichoke bottoms over creamed spinach, topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.

    EGGS ELLEN
    Poached eggs nestled with grilled fresh wild salmon, topped with hollandaise sauce.

    EGGS HUSSARDE
    Poached eggs served over Canadian bacon, English muffin halves and a rich marchand de vin sauce topped with hollandaise sauce.

    BLUE CRAB BENEDICT
    On English muffin halves. Topped with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce.

    EGGS BLACKSTONE
    Poached eggs atop slices of sautéed tomato, flavored with crumbled
    bacon and hollandaise sauce.

    Let us serve you. We’re always open, always outstanding.