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Old 04-16-2007, 11:38 AM   #1
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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, 02:34 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, 05:24 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, 07:37 PM   #4
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I saved it, too! Thank you!
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:23 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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