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April 16, 2011

Eggs Benedict Day, April 16

eggsToday is Eggs Benedict Day.

It just is.

That would have made a good Top Ten Tuesday list if I hadn't weaseled out of doing  Top Ten Tuesday lists.

But, now that I've mentioned it. Where do you go for good Eggs Benedict? Who's got the best variation on the theme.

Here's an idea: instead of Canadian bacon, how about putting crab meat on an eggs Benedict. We can call it eggs Chesapeake.

What? It's been done? 

Here are step-by-step instructions for making your own Eggs Benedict. The Hollandaise sauce looks easy enough, but toasting the muffing might be out of my skill set.

And, speaking of brunch (wasn't I?), McCabe's starts serving brunch tomorrow, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. And Baltimore Sticky Rice recently unveiled a new brunch menu, too, featuring waffles and wings, Korean pancakes, shrimp and grits, and something they're calling the Maryland Benedict, which is like an Eggs Benedict, but with crab meat instead of Canadian bacon.

Posted by Richard Gorelick at 1:12 PM | | Comments (12)


I make my own Eggs Benedict. The Hollandaise is really easy if you use a blender or immersion blender, and it comes out as well or better than any restaurant hollandaise I've had.

How about a bucket of tots with a side of Hollandaise? Delectable or detestable?

Miss Shirley's, Rallo's, Langermann's--all good.

The real trick is finding a joint in this town where they don't overpoach the eggs during the weekend brunch rush.

Even my my neighborhood favorites will be guilty of it, now and again, when slammed.

Tark's Grill at Greenspring Station has a wonderful Eggs Chesapeake on their brunch menu - it's Two Poached Eggs on Mini Crab Cakes and Toasted English Muffin, Topped with Hollandaise.

It's been several years, but brunch at Oregon Grill yielded a great version of Eggs Benedict. Eggs were perfectly poached.

The Breakfast Shoppe in Severna Park has about 9 or 10 different styles of Benedict - the Philly Benny being my fav - spinach and steak on it as well.

Put mine on a big shiny silver platter because ...Wait for it...

There's no plates like chrome for the Hollandaise.

But Eggspectations in Columbia/Ellicott City (what side of Route 108 is it on, again?) offers many versions of eggs Benedict on its menu --- including a Chesapeake Benedict: "Two eggs poached on a bed of lump crab meat with gruyère cheese and our classic hollandaise sauce." Canadians!

And how long have you been waiting for the chance to use THAT line???
I have to say that after I groaned loudly, I laughed equally as loudly.
Where's the Comment of the Week when you really need it?

I thought I heard something

RayRay, I have missed you.

didn't see that one coming RayRay. Good one.

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You are reading the archives. For updated blog posts about the Maryland food scene, see Richard Gorelick's new Baltimore Diner blog.
Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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