One Tomato Two Tomato

Growing up my mom always made our eggs either scrambled or with a moon on it. “With a moon on it” was when the egg was cooked well all except the yellow, and then I would sop my toast in the runny yellow. I liked it also with ruffles. That is when the edges were fried to a crisp. It was the best. I think most would call that “Sunny side up” (or was it “over easy”?) I do not know the difference, so still at 52 years old, I call it “an egg with a moon on it”. To avoid the embarrassment, I usually will not order an egg in a restaurant, and if I do I just get it scrambled to save explaining that I want an egg with a moon on it and ruffles. 

One way I have never eaten an egg is called “Egg Benedict”. I always pictured it being a half raw. My daughter has convinced me that is is not raw and that they are really good and I would like it. So here we go.

I visited her in Charlotte this weekend for “brunch”. She had been wanting to try this place call  Ruby Sunshine. They specialize in egg Benedict. So if I wanted to try my first one, I wanted it to be in a good place that knows what they are doing. This place was so popular that we had to wait 2 hours to be seated. Our patience were running short but we decided to wait. We got there at 9:45and it was 11:45 by the time they seated us. I was no longer wanting eggs. I wanted a hamburger. But I stuck to brunch and ordered the egg Benedict. 



They had different recipes to choose from so I chose the “One tomato, two tomato”. It had two slices of tomato on a biscuit. One piece was a fried green tomato and one was a grilled red tomato. On top of that was the egg and hollandaise sauce. Come to find out that egg Benedict was basically just a poached egg. Which I never had either. 
 


What did I think? It still wasn’t as cooked as I like it but it was delicious. I loved it. Was it worth a two hour wait? Maybe, but nothing is really worth a two hour wait when your hungry. 

How do you like your eggs? Have you ever had Egg Benedict? 

8 comments

  1. My youngest son makes delicious eggs benedict. A friend of mine who is a wonderful cook was impressed that he could do the poached egg so perfectly. I guess there is a trick to the right amount of bubbles in the water. Too much of a boil and it cooks too fast, too little and it stick to the bottom of the pan.
    Those look delicious!

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  2. Not really a fan of eggs except for scrambled eggs or omelettes.
    When a kid my mom would make me eat soft boiled eggs and I hated them and it has forever turned me off of eggs.
    No, I've never had eggs benedict.

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  3. We got a good laugh for today, thanks. I do love eggs anyway they are cooked, even raw. I just love eggs. But ordering eggs can be a challenge. Now as far as I know I have never had Benedict nor poached. I am sure I would like them. I order either sunny side up or over medium. I have heard eggs ordered, "I want a runny yellow" and Grandson Luke would say, "I don't want a 'dippy' egg" On the other hand his sister Sherece loves a 'dippy' egg. I like the runny yellow especially if I have grits, but the best all round is the scrambled.
    However as always you present a GOOD picture!
    Stay warm up there,
    Sherry & jack in Florida's strange weather.

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  4. I love eggs benedict, I just had some when we were in Las Vegas for Christmas. I don't like sunny side up. I'm afraid they're going to be too raw and I'll get sick. But other than sunny side up, I love eggs and will eat them any way I can get them.

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  5. This looks so yum! You got me hungry with this post!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  6. I've never had Eggs Benedict. I'll bet that was interesting with the fried green tomato. I like eggs like you cooked in hat way. Now I need to get up and cook an egg!
    Dolly

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  7. My daughter loves egg benedict, but as for me, I have to have my eggs cooked. I never understood the sunny side up or over easy either. I'm glad you got to go to brunch with your daughter, even if you had to wait for 2 hours. Not sure if you've tried them or not, but I LOVE egg in a basket, which is an egg fried with butter over a piece of bread with a hole in the middle, Yummy.

    Have a good February week.

    ~Sheri

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  8. I don't like eggs benedict either, but I do love eggs with ruffles! We used to call them lacy eggs ;)

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