Jamie's Crab Hash
Hanks Oyster Bar
1/3 cups + 2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
white pepper freshly ground
3 large egg yolks
1/2 lb unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup canola oil
1 large Vidalia onion, finely diced
1 red pepper, finely diced
3 Idaho potatoes, peeled and finely diced
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
1/8 teaspoon cumin, ground
1/2 lb jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over for shells
Black pepper, freshly ground
8 large eggs, poached
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
Reduce 1/3 cup water, juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to 2 tablespoons. In nonreactive saucepan; remove from heat; cool to room temperature.
Whisk egg yolks into the reduction; set over low heat; cook, whisking constantly, until mixture turns into thick, yellow foam; removing from heat.
Dribble melted butter into egg mixture, whisking constantly; add remaining 2 tablespoons water before all the butter is incorporated, whisking constantly.
Strain through fine chinois; place in Bain Marie; reserve (keep warm).
Heat oil in large skillet set over medium-high heat; add onion, pepper, potatoes, cayenne and cumin; cook until tender; remove from heat; add crabmeat; season; mix well; reserve.
To serve, mound hash on each plate; top each mound with 2 poached eggs; drizzle hollandaise sauce over and around; sprinkle with parsley.
Chef's Note: A green vegetable can accompany this dish