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    Default Artichokes Benedict -- low-fat goodness

    A rtichokes Benedict
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    Serves 2

    2 medium artichokes 2 slices Canadian bacon 2 eggs 4 tablespoons Mock Hollandaise Sauce (see recipe below)

    Wash the artichokes. Cut off the stems at the base and remove the small bottom leaves. Stand the artichokes upright in a deep saucepan filled with 2-3 inches of salted water. Cover and boil gently, 35-45 minutes. Turn the artichokes upside down to drain.

    Spread the leaves open like flower petals. With a spoon, carefully remove the center petals and the fuzzy center from the artichoke bottoms and discard. Keep the artichokes warm.

    Brown the Canadian bacon in a skillet and poach the eggs in boiling salted water. Place a bacon slice into each artichoke. Top with a poached egg and 2 tablespoons of Mock Hollandaise Sauce. Serve immediately.

    Mock Hollandaise Sauce Ingredients
    1/4 cup liquid egg substitute
    1 tablespoon other trans-fat-free margarine)
    1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    Dash ground red pepper

    In a 1-cup microwaveable liquid measure, combine the egg substitute and the spread. Microwave on low (20 percent) for 1 minute, stirring once halfway through cooking, until the spread is softened.

    Stir the lemon juice and mustard into the egg substitute mixture. Microwave on low for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until thickened. Stir in the pepper.

    If the mixture curdles, transfer to a blender and process on low speed for 30 seconds, until smooth.

    Nutritional Information:
    227 calories
    12 g total fat (3 g sat)
    225 mg cholesterol
    16 g carbohydrate
    18 g protein
    8 g fiber
    540 mg sodium

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    This sounds good,PB. It is a bit complicated for me. That is a long time to cook artichokes! Can't you microwave 'em? This requires a lot of pan messing up,too.I dunno. This seems like a graduate course. I like the bean salad better.
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    McJag, now darling -- you just put them in a pan on the stove and boil them gently for 35 minutes. You can do lots of things in that time. Then when they're tender, just take them off the heat and drain them. It's not at all hard. Plus, you can buy packages of Hollandaise sauce that you just add water to -- the wonderful thing about cooking is that you adapt it to your own needs.

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