Ham, Asparagus & Egg Crepes Benedict is the perfect brunch recipe. A lightened hollandaise sauce makes this egg and crepe recipe perfect for a special occasion like Mother’s Day.
For as long as I can remember, my Dad has made the best eggs Benedict, ever! His hollandaise is like no other, lemony, buttery and creamy. It is also loaded with egg yolks and butter, cholesterol city. It is so worth a splurge every once in a while but I wanted to make something we could have a little more often. I wouldn’t call the sauce with these crepes a hollandaise. It is more of a cross between hollandaise and bernaise. It takes care of my benedict craving though and that is what counts.
Now my little one has the eggs Benedict craving. When she spends the night at her grandparents, she often has my Dad make her eggs Benedict for dinner. He is happy to do whatever she wants. He is totally wrapped around her little finger. Eggs Benedict is hardly an easy weeknight dinner. There are so many parts to it, not to mention making sure the hollandaise doesn’t curdle. She gets it every time she wants it.
I’ve been trying to lighten hollandaise for quite a while. I’ve gotten fantastic flavor but it has always been watery so I decided to re-think it completely. Eggs and butter are no longer the base, in fact they aren’t even in the recipe. I thickened some chicken stock and milk. Added a little flavored mustard for flavor and of course, some Greek yogurt, and I’ve got a delicious sauce. Now this is not a dish you can make ahead of time. You can make the parts but the crepes will get soggy quickly. You want to fill the crepes right before serving. I also cheated and bought the crepes. You can certainly make your own but I needed to save a little time, and I have to admit, I hate making crepes. You know about my lack of patience and crepes push my patience to the max.
Ham, Asparagus & Egg Crepes Benedict would be a lovely dish for Mother’s Day. It seems fancy but is really easy. I also love the vegetables in the egg mixture, bonus vegetables rock. It will also leave you extra calories for dessert or a glass of champagne or both. Say “I love you” to your Mom by making this delicious breakfast or print out a copy of the recipe for your husband and tell him this is what you want. Breakfast in bed with Ham, Asparagus & Egg Crepes Benedct.
Here are so more options for a Mother’s Day Brunch: