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13 April 2013


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I love eggs Benedict too (and I'm a two egg minimum breakfaster) but we very rarely go out to eat just for expense purposes. So I've taken to making them at home.

English muffins are a great post-Mass breakfast, you can mix them, let them rise while you're at Mass, then grill them when you get home. Joe Pastry has a recipe that's better than anything you'll find in a store. You don't need muffin rings either, you can just plop the batter straight on. They won't be round, but I hate cleaning the muffin rings more than I need round muffins.

I make one yolk's worth of hollandaise in a mini double boiler I rig out of a stainless steel 1 cup measure and a glass pinch bowl. The proportions are 1 yolk, 1/2-1 tsp lemon juice, 2 Tbsp butter. Salt and cayenne to taste. Whisk the yolk and lemon juice together in the double boiler till it starts to thicken, then whisk in the butter in half tablespoons. If it gets too thick, you can thin it down again by dribbling in warm water.

And I fry up and use whatever ham is hanging out in the fridge. (Usually it's lunchmeat, but it tastes just fine.)

As a breakfast, this actually isn't a ton of work, the worst is the extra pan from the poached eggs, since no one else ever wants poached. I set Mike to cooking the scrambled or fried eggs and browning the ham after the muffins are done while I attend to my eggs and sauce.


I've never tasted eggs Benedict, wasn't even sure what it was. But it sounds yummy.



Good for you! That is awesome.


I've ordered off the kid's menu the few times we've gone to some pancake place like IHOP. It seems like every single adult item has 4 pancakes, 2 eggs, and a few pieces of meat. They're all twice as much as I would normally eat. The kid's menu is one pancake with an egg and piece of sausage. Perfect! The first time I worried about it, like you, but my server said "I don't care--order whatever you want!" and I never looked back!


PS-It cracks me up every time you mention hemp toast. I know I live in the middle of nowhere, but even when I've eaten at the closest Big City I have never seen such a thing on the menu. Is it only served in places with Bob Marley posters on the wall?


Re: hemp toast, I don't know, but one of my favorite places to eat here in Mpls bakes their own bread, and one of their specialties is called "Healthy Hemp Bread." It's a dark sourdough with lots of seeds in it and I adore it.

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