Ham Biscuits Benedict with Bacon-Berry Preserves and Creamy Braised Greens

    Ham Biscuits Benedict with Bacon-Berry Preserves and Creamy Braised Greens
    Recipe credit: Chef Robert Carter
    Ham Biscuits Benedict with Bacon-Berry Jam and Creamy Braised Greens
    • Biscuits
    • 4 ounces self-rising flour, plus extra for rolling
    • Salt
    • 2 ounces shortening
    • 2 ounces buttermilk
    1. Directions:
      Preheat oven to 450 F.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until pea-size pieces form. Make a well in the center, and gently pour in buttermilk. Fold together, being careful not to overwork the dough.
    3. Transfer the dough to a flour-dusted work surface. Roll to 1-inch thickness and cut with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place on a cookie sheet and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
    1. Directions:
      In a medium skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Drain and reserve fat. Crumble the bacon.
    2. While still hot, mix the crumbled bacon and 2 tablespoons reserved fat with the apple cider vinegar and Mixed Berries Preserves. Allow to cool to room temperature.
    • Creamy Braised Greens
    • 1 ounce canola oil
    • 2 tablespoons onion, minced
    • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
    • 2 ounces chicken broth
    • 2 ounces heavy cream
    • Hot sauce to taste
    • 4 ounces collard greens, mustard greens, Swiss chard or spinach
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    1. Directions:
      In a medium saucepan, heat canola oil. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth, heavy cream and hot sauce to taste. Add greens and simmer 10 to 12 minutes, or until tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    • Poached Egg Yolks
    • 2 quarts water
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 4 egg yolks
    1. Directions:
      Bring salted water to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
    2. Gently add the yolks to the simmering water. Simmer 3 minutes. Do not overcook; the yolk should still be runny. Reserve on a paper-towel lined plate until biscuits are ready to be assembled.
    • Country Ham
    • 4 ounces country ham
    1. Directions:
      Sliced ham into 1-ounce portions and heat before assembling biscuits.
    2. To assemble:
      Split each biscuit in half, and place in the centers of 4 plates. Spread 1 tablespoon Bacon-Berry Preserves on each biscuit. Top with 1 ounce country ham. Spoon 1 ounce Creamy Braised Greens on top of the ham. Top each with a poached egg yolk.
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