Taylor ham, pork roll, whatever you decide to call it, it is one of those things that is a staple in New Jersey but relatively unknown throughout the rest of the US. Jersey friends, in the comments, let us what you call it and why. We call it pork roll, and we think it was time to take the humble pork roll into the spotlight. For those who don't know, it is a tangy cured pork that is usually pan fried and served on a sandwich with cheese, an egg, salt, pepper and ketchup on an everything bagel or hard roll. We took those root components and built up a seriously hearty benedect preserving all of those flavors. We started with a sriracha ketchup sauce on the plate, an everything bagel flavored bread pudding, pork roll and a bit of cheddar, a runny egg, and classic hollandaise with salt and cayenne pepper.
Pork Roll Benedict
November 16, 2014
Everything bagel bread pudding, pork roll, sriracha ketchup, runny egg, and hollandaise
Everything Bagel Bread Pudding:Stale bread: 4 slices, cubed
Minced Garlic: 1/4 c
Minced Onion: 1/4 c
Sesame Seed: 1/4 c
Poppy Seed: 1/4 c
Milk: 1 c
Butter: 1 pat
Everything Else:Egg: 2
Pork Roll: 4 slices
Egg yolk: 2
Butter: 3 tbl, melted
Cayenne pepper: pinch
Ketchup: 1/2 c
Sriracha: 1 tsp
Everything Bagel Bread Pudding:1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Beat eggs into milk, add garlic, onion, poppy seeds, and sesame seeds to liquid. Dried minced onion and garlic are ideal.
2. Butter two ramekins.
3. Pour liquid over cubed bread and press into ramekins. Dump any remaining liquid over bread pudding.
4. Bake at 325 F for 25 minutes then crank the heat to 450 F to brown the top of the puddings. Protip: if you have a pressure cooker, you can cook them in the pressure cooker for 10 minutes with a little bit of water in the base of the cooker, then quickly brown the tops in the oven.
Everything else:5. Slice three cuts in the edge of the pork roll (like the edges of a peace sign, see photos above). This will allow them to cook flat and avoid bubbling up in the pan. Pan fry for 5 minutes on each side, on medium, to brown. Top with cheese, if desired and set aside.
6. Poach egg or soft cook eggs in two ramekins.
7. Whisk egg yolks in a large bowl and slowly drizzle in butter, whisking continuously. Add cayenne and salt.
8. Mix ketchup and sriracha, add a splash of milk to thin sauce.