Eggs Benedict Fries.
Yes. They are A Thing.
They should be A Thing on your menu for this week too. Because seriously. Why not?! Life is short. Eat the French fries, topped with creamy, tangy Hollandaise sauce, topped with a glorious poached egg, topped with smoked paprika and chopped chives. Eat them.
Eggs Benedict Fries are what happen when it’s National French Fry Day, and you’re home with a sick kid, and you’re starving, and feeling creative. Sorry not sorry folks.
Let’s talk about these fries for a second. Crispy, oven-baked fries (so they are healthy!). Hollandaise (need I say more?). A poached egg (another healthy element!), but not just any poached egg – an egg with a gorgeous runny orange yolk, because nobody likes an anemically-yellow-snot-colored runny yolk. I mean maybe that’s fine for you but trust me when I say you do NOT know what you are missing. When you poke the yolk of a pasture-raised egg and let that orangey dream slip lusciously into all the cracks and crevices below it, you could convince yourself that no sauce is needed – that a runny orange yolk is all the sauce you need in this world – nature’s bounty – right there in a little orb of deliciousness.
(Where can you get pasture raised eggs? For one thing, try your local farmer’s market, or try Whole Foods and pick up a carton of Vital Farms pasture-raised eggs. Don’t even talk to me about the price until you eat one and taste it for yourself. If you’re a runny yolk person like me, you will never go back to any other egg – not even organic, not even cage-free. Pasture-raised will be the only way you’ll want to go for the rest of your life. That orange yolk will make you want to build yourself a chicken coop for some chickens and give them a bunch of space to roam around so you can have your very own orange yolk on demand any dang time you want.)
Anyway. Just make these. Obvi this is not the kind of thing you want to eat for dinner a few times a week, though I wouldn’t judge you. But hey, you home alone this weekend? Want something slutty to much on while watching Netflix? These are perfect for you. Eat like no one is watching. Even better when there is actually no one watching. Cuz if they’re watching they’ll want a bite. And you won’t want to share. Trust me.
1/4 bag Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Golden Crinkles, or your favorite frozen fry, baked or otherwise cooked according to package directions
1 packet Knorr Hollandaise Sauce, prepared according to package directions
1 egg, poached*
Chopped chives and smoked paprika for garnish
1. Once everything is cooked, prepare in this order: Make a mountain of French fries on a plate. Ladle on some Hollandaise sauce. Top with your poached egg. Ladle on some more Hollandaise sauce, duh. Then top as desired with chopped chives and smoked paprika.
* If you need instructions on how to poach an egg, I wrote some pretty good directions here.