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Old 04-16-2007, 12:38 PM   #1
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ISO Healthy eggs benedict recipe

I really like eggs benedict but I know it is very unhealthy. But upon further thought, I realize that the only really bad part is the hollandaise. English muffin, poached egg, and a small amount of canadian bacon aren't so bad. So I was wondering if anyone knows of a good, reduced calorie/fat recipe for making eggs benedict (or more specifically, hollandaise sauce).

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Old 04-16-2007, 03:34 PM   #2
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Light Hollandaise Sauce (courtesy of Cooking Light magazine):

1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
2/3 cup 1% low-fat milk
1 large egg yolk
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter
1/8 teaspoon salt

Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch and mustard in a 2-cup glass measure. Gradually add milk and egg yolk, stirring with a whisk. Microwave at high 1 minute; stir well. Microwave at high an additional 30 seconds or until thick. Add lemon juice, butter, and salt; stir with a whisk.
Yield: 12 servings

I would also suggest using whole wheat English muffins, and replacing 1/2 the eggs (You don't say how many Eggs Benedict you're making) with 1/4 cup of an egg substitute per egg, such as Egg Beaters or Better-N-eggs, which is just egg whites with a bit of food coloring to make it look like whole egg (i.e. for 12 servings. which is how many the Hollandaise recipe will serve, you would use 6 whole eggs and 1-1/2 cups egg substitute). Scramble them together and use a lightly greased egg ring (or a biscuit cutter) to cook them in the correct shape. Unless, of course, you think that might be just WAY TOO healthy!
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Old 04-16-2007, 06:24 PM   #3
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Thanks Caine.
What a great recipe to have. I saved it; thank you.
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:37 PM   #4
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I saved it, too! Thank you!
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:23 PM   #5
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I am going to try these. I love hollandaise but its been absent for quite some time as I've been trying to be healthier!
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:50 AM   #6
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While I've always considered Eggs Benedict an occasional treat, so nearly always use regular Hollandaise sauce, one amendment I do make is to use either turkey bacon or turkey ham in place of the Canadian bacon. You still get that nice smoky meat taste, but with less fat/calories.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:46 PM   #7
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If you happen to like that artificial smokey taste, sure.

Canadian bacon is very lean.

1 oz (28g) Turkey Bacon - 35 calories, 2.8g fat (26 calories from fat)

1 oz (28g) Turkey Ham - 35 calories, 1.4 g fat (18 calories from fat)

1 oz Canadian Bacon - 44 calories, 2g fat (18 calories from fat)

Save the turkey for Thanksgiving!
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Old 04-20-2007, 03:43 PM   #8
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I don't find that Oscar Meyer Turkey Bacon has that liquid smoke taste. I make mine with asparagus and crab and the light hollandaise. I know that it is more like Eggs Oscar, but it is really good.
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Old 04-20-2007, 04:24 PM   #9
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Well, since husband only eats poultry & seafood, turkey bacon or ham it has to be here. : )
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