Recipe Eggs Californian

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Eggs Californian:

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Ingredients:

1) Eggs, divided - 3
2) Golden dill English muffin - 1
3) Butterhead lettuce - 2 to 4 leaves
4) Onion - 2 slices
5) Crab meat, fancy white - 4.25 Oz. tin or can
6) Lox - 4 pieces
7) Shrimp, baby - 1/2 of a 4 Oz. tin or can
8) Scallion - 1
9) Parmesan/Romano grated cheese - 1 tblspn.
9) Lemon juice - 1 to 2 tspns.
10) Butter - 1 tblspn.
11) Red pepper - two pinches


Procedure:

-- Preparation --

1) Soften the butter in advance.
2) Slice 2 slices from an onion and julienne cut.
3) Crumble the crab meat and set aside.

NOTE: Drain away all water from the crab meat.

4) Finely chop up the baby shrimp and scallion and set aside.

NOTE: Drain away all water from the baby shrimp.

5) Separate all 3 eggs into yolks and whites.

-- Hollandaise Sauce --

6) Create a double boiler.

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7) Combine and whisk together one egg yolk and lemon juice.

NOTE: Whisk until the initial sauce doubles in size.

8) Warm the sauce in the double boiler on moderate heat.
9) Melt in the butter.
10) Cover and set aside, keeping the sauce warm.


-- Baby Shrimp and Scallion Cloud Eggs --

11) Beat the egg whites for 3 to 4 minutes until stiff peaks form.
12) Fold in the baby shrimp, scallion and grated cheese.
13) Oil a baking pan.
14) Preheat the oven to 350F.
15) Create two mounds of whipped egg white on the baking pan.
16) Punch down the center of each mound.
17) Bake until golden browned (about 3 to 5 minutes).
18) Spoon an egg yolk into the center of each mound.

-- Eggs Californian --

19) Break the English muffin in half and plate each half.
20) Cover each muffin half with butterhead lettuce leaves.
21) Cover again with the julienne cut onion.
22) Layer on the crab meat.
23) Layer over the crab meat with lox.
24) Top (carefully) each eggs Californian stack with a cloud egg.
25) Drizzle hollandaise sauce over the cloud egg top layer.
26) Sprinkle on a pinch of red pepper to each eggs Californian.
27) Serve.
 

flyinglentris

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Tip: When making the cloud eggs, whisk with an electric whisk. It gets results within a couple minutes. I tried hand whisking for S&G and it seemed absolutely impossible to get good results.

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A good combination of ingredients. Its an interesting twist to mix the shrimp and cheese into the egg white for the cloud egg. I've never come across tinned shrimps before!

2) Slice 2 slices from an onion and julienne cut.

I'm not sure its technically possible to julienne cut onion slices...
 

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A good combination of ingredients. Its an interesting twist to mix the shrimp and cheese into the egg white for the cloud egg. I've never come across tinned shrimps before!



I'm not sure its technically possible to julienne cut onion slices...

I can't find baby shrimp, except in the can or tin.

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With regard to julienne cut onion, I generically consider an onion julienne cut when you cut a slice, quarter it and separate the ring parts, so that you have strips of onion. It's probably not the correct way to relate to it, but what can I say?
 
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