Klondike Rose Potatoes + Green Giant Asparagus + Hollandaise = a Yumm-a-licious Veggie Benedict!
If you’ve been reading for a while, you know my daughter is a vegetarian. You also know, she was born to parents who are faithful meat-a-tarians! Give me a bacon wrapped filet or a drippy, oozy, gooey cheeseburger and I am a happy girl! Unfortunately, since I am trying to lose weight and train for a 5K, eating red meat isn’t always the best idea. Adding vegetarian options to our meals IS a good idea though! When Klondike brand potatoes announced a pairing with Green Giant Asparagus, I knew I could make something hearty enough to satisfy the meat lovers AND have another great option to share with our daughter the next time she comes over!
Hearty and packed with fresh flavor, this one is a keeper!!
I started by cutting a Klondike Rose Potato on my little hand-held slicer. I used the thickest setting for the slices.
Then I layered the thick rounds of potatoes in a cast iron skillet and fried them in just a little bit of olive oil and a diced shallot!
When the potatoes were done cooking, I blanched Green Giant fresh asparagus spears in boiling water for 30 seconds and then plunged them into a water bath to stop the cooking. The whole process took less than 20 minutes. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal!
Since I am not very good at poaching eggs (yet!) I fried an egg to slide on top of the asparagus and made a quick Hollandaise sauce to drizzle over the top.
It was delicious and filling! The little drizzle of a rich, buttery hollandaise takes it over the top.
Easy Hollandaise Sauce
4 egg yolks
1 TBLS lemon juice
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
Sloly melt the butter in a small saucepan. (Hint, if you use salted butter, then don’t add any extra salt) Don’t let it foam too much or get too hot.
Add egg yolks, lemon, salt and cayenne to your blender. Blend on medium speed until the yolks lighten in color and nearly double in volume. (about 30 seconds)
Turn the blender to it’s lowest setting and slowly drizzle in melted butter. The sauce should begin to thicken as you add butter.
Turn the blender off and taste your sauce. Adjust the seasonings (salt and lemon) if it needs it. The sauce should be velvety smooth and have a nice consistency. Blend additional seasonings (if needed) and blend until just incorporated.
Make the sauce very last because you want to use it right away!
Both your vegetarian and meat-a-tarian family members are going to love this dish! Klondike makes it easy to recreate this dish, or make your own, with a great coupon to get their potatoes and asparagus at Target! You can find it HERE!