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Jun 20, 2010 01:17 PM

Eggs benedict for vegetarian with dairy allergy?

I've just gotten into eggs, and I'd like to try Eggs Benedict.

The problem is, I get ill from any dairy (casein-allergy, not lactose). I wonder if it is even worth making an alternative Hollandaise, considering that I'd have to replace the butter with Earth Balance or straight oil.

What do you all think?

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  1. Make it with combo of EVOO and vegetable oil but call it lemon mayonaise; essentially that's what your sauce will be. Not sure if it's worth it. The beauty of Eggs Benedict is the buttery, egg yolky sauce. But don't give up.

    Perhaps experiment making flavored mayonaise, various fresh herbs, a little roasted garlic, blanched fresh spinach, roasted red peppers, orange zest, mild or spicy chile powder, could be blended in for a different flavor profile, so you're not missing anything, and you've got yourself your own special version of the dish.

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    1. re: bushwickgirl

      Wow. To me that sounds 100% better than regular EBs. I've never really cared for Hollandaise but I think the dish could be really delicious with what I gues you'd call here a nice aioli.

    2. Earth Balance works well for many things... I've made many sauces with it. And served them to people with never an eyebrow raised.

      1. Without the butter and canadian bacon, it's more like poached eggs on english muffins with mayo. I would think there might be some other additions to make up for the losses, mushrooms maybe?