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Oct 29, 2009 10:47 AM

Eggs Benedict without Poached Eggs?

I love the flavor combination of Eggs Benedict, but despise soft or hard cook egg yolk. Several times I've ordered Eggs Benedict in a restaurant, but asked them to sub the poached eggs with scrambled. Once they told me they couldn't do that, so I asked for the poached eggs to be well done, and then removed the yolks myself.

Am I the only one who does this? I've gotten a couple odd looks from the waiter, but I'm sure I'm not the only person who does this. Are there any other Eggs Benedict type dishes that don't use poached egg?

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  1. Do you like the hollandaise sauce? It's mostly egg yolk, so I am not sure why you'd like that but not the yolk on the poached egg.

    1. All you are ordering is a plate of scrambled eggs with ham and subbing an English muffin for toast, with some Hollandaise on the side...which is probably cheaper than actually ordering anything "Benedict", which, by default, means poached eggs.

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      1. I do that all the time, and I also ask for regular bacon, not Canadian. Never got any funny looks.

        1. My husband does this -- can't stand to eat any egg unless the white and yolk are blended together.

          1. Ask for egg substitute (which is basically egg white plus chemistry).