Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Crab Cakes Benedict

Or: Crabs Part 3. It was a lazy Sunday morning on the Cape. The weather was unexpectedly cool and cloudy. I drank some coffee. We read magazines in our PJs. I painted my nails (orange!) Then Tray woke up and inquired about breakfast. Apparently, he knows how to poach eggs. And we just so happened to have a fridge full of crab meat. (Ya don't say!) A trip to the store for hollandaise sauce packets later and brunch was conceptualized. Leah set the table. I toasted and buttered the English Muffins. Mom formed the crab cakes. Tray took over with the hollandaise sauce preparation and the poached eggs. Adam - well I'm not to sure what Adam did. I think he took a nap in the hammock. I made a pitcher of mimosas. This was probably one of the best homemade breakfasts I've had to date. Tray did an excellent job poaching the eggs. I was super impressed. The crab meat is so unbelievably sweet. I don't know how else to describe such a delicacy. Those sweet lumps were coated in a velvet bath of savory hollandaise, which pooled over the ever so slightly toasted English muffins. The benedict looses some clout if the muffin has been over toasted and you can't cut though it with a butter knife, in my opinion. The elements complete with a runny egg came together perfectly. You couldn't order a better benedict out to brunch if you tired. Once again we stuffed ourselves silly. In case you were wondering, that was the last of the crab meat. That is after a few cakes were packed up and shipped off to the respective ex's (My Dad, John's ex wife.) Isn't it nice when divorced parents get along? Speaking of my Dad, we hadn't seen him all weekend. We headed over to spend the afternoon with him and the puppies. Remember these guys?! They've sure grown a bit, but are still some of the most adorable bundles of joy you will ever play with.
My Dad has 4 left for sale. We took 2 of them and Jenny (Mom) on a walk.
Buddies! They are so cute and happy. When we eventually made it off Cape, we were starved. An impromptu trip to the Friendly's just over the bridge in Sagamore occurred.
When is the last time you visited a Friendly's? Seriously now.
I stuck with the classics all around. Grilled Cheese and Fries ($4.99) and the Peanut Butter Cup Sundae (5.99)!!!!! Gooey orange American cheese melted on grilled sourdough bread was childhood nostalgia in every bite. And for dessert - luscious swirls of peanut butter and hot fudge draped over vanilla ice cream and airy whipped cream evoked similar feelings. The sundae was finished off with chocolate sprinkles, a maraschino cherry and of course a Reeses PB Cup.
Such good meals. Such a good weekend. Thank gosh I wrapped it up in three posts.


Up Next: Dinner @ Upstairs On The Square.


Have you ever had crab cake benedict? Where at?
When was the last time you ate at a Friendly's?

19 comments:

  1. Those eggs are most definitely perfectly poached! Wow, what a breakfast. I think I've had crab cake benedict at Crabapples on the Cape, coincidentally.

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  2. Oh yum that sounds great. Also, adorable puppies!

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  3. Friendly's! Sundae! Why hello, my childhood.

    Seriously, I feel like I sound like a broken record, but I mean it when I say everything looks so good.

    And those puppies are adorable!

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  4. i totally agree! the eggs are perfect! dogs are cute~

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  5. i heart eggs benedict of all kinds! and with crab... oh my! i wish it was time for breakfast!!

    i'm a failure at poaching eggs. you must share tray's secret! those eggs you all had look so perfect.

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  6. I like that coffee cup. You couldn't pay me to eat at a Friendly's. You definitely are adventurous ;)

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  7. What a delicious breakfast! I want to learn how to poach an egg!

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  8. Here I am eating my cottage cheese, granola and banana and I see my FAVORITE breakfast dish with crab cakes? Life is not fair! Also, please send a puppy to me ASAP. :-)

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  9. Wow, those crab cakes benedict look really amazing, wish I could have one for my breakfast right now!

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  10. I've never had crab cakes benedict (the horror, I know) but I'm seriously craving it now. It looks sooooo good!

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  11. i.am.drooling.

    tray wins best breakfast award! :) (i knew there was a reason i forgot him yesterday ha)

    pb sundaeee from friendlys!?! you were holding out on me with that sweet treat hehe. i have not been in a long time and now need to go!

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  12. Eggs bennedict is one of my favorite breakfasts... I have had crab cake bennedict once prior to this at a little place when I lived in Dover, NH. They just didn't compare to the ones we had this day.. I want them again, right now!

    I will see if I can get Tray to post his poaching secret!

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  13. Hi I'm Tray! I didn't know poaching eggs was a feared egg-cooking method, haha but there are three secrets I employ - 1: use a plate or shallow bowl to gently slide the eggs into the ALMOST fully boiling water (hardcore boiling is too abrasive!). 2: poor about 3 or 4 tablespoons of white vinegar in the water (it helps keep the egg together somehow - chemistry?). 3: use some sort of utensil to break away the egg flotsam and remove from water! Give it a whirl :)

    Awesome blog Daisy!

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  14. Nice job Tray! Very impressive poached eggs. Wow, that looks amazing... I went into the Friendly's at the Natick Mall a couple weeks ago but it was too crowded- It's been forever since I've eaten there!

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  15. Stop torturing me! that breakfast... I need, I want, with the Mimosa...

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  16. OH my god! Please send me one of those puppies?! And I've never had eggs benedict - but those look ahmazing!

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  17. Oh! Crab cake benedicts are perfect for breakfast/brunch or anytime...I love the running egg yolk on it...delicious!

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  18. You've had the most delicious eats! :) oh yes, and those puppies are so cute.

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  19. That looks amazing. Better than the benedict i've gotten at some restaurants....
    and the pups are adorable!!! I want.

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