A dish like this is not just breakfast material – it’s fabulous all day everyday. Did we mention mimosas are good all day, too? #APWUapproved

Heirloom Tomato & Crab Eggs Benedict

Yields 6-8 servings depending on crab cake size.

Start by preparing your hollandaise…


  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • pinch of lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

Melt butter in the microwave in a glass measuring cup. Whisk egg yolks in separate glass bowl. Slowly add melted butter into yolks, constantly whisking to combine smoothly. Add zest and juice – continue to whisk until smooth. Cover to retain heat.

APWU Original Crab Cake

  • 1 lb colossal crab meat
  • 4 tbsp mayonaise
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp Old Bay
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 4 tbsp minced chives
  • 2 tbsp minced jalapeno or red bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp Dijion mustard

Mix all ingredients, then fold in crab. Shape into your cakes. Crack two additional eggs in medium sized mixing bowl. In a separate bowl pour approximately one cup of Panko bread crumbs. Dredge each crab cake in beaten eggs then in Panko. Make them as large or small as you desire, just account for cooking time. Preheat large sauté pan to medium and coat bottom of pan in olive oil. Fry in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan 3-5 (if you are following size guidelines of 6-8 crab cakes) minutes on each side until golden brown. Replenish olive oil between batches.

Poached Eggs

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 eggs per serving

Poach your eggs by first filling a large and deep pan with water, then bringing it to a simmer on medium high. Crack an egg into a cup and then slowly pour the egg into the simmering water. For a soft poached egg leave in water for around 2 minutes and for a soft-to-firm egg leave in water for about 4 minutes. Carefully remove your eggs from the pan with a slotted spoon. Check for firmness and put back into water a little longer if you prefer firmer eggs.

Finally, it’s time to construct your bene! Slice a thick piece of heirloom tomato, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then layer 1 egg, crab cake, another egg, hollandaise and sprinkle with chives. Dig in!!!