Great Breakfast in Columbus, OH

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2011/04/27 11:48:29 (permalink)

Great Breakfast in Columbus, OH

Wow is about all I can say right now.  I just stopped into the Creole Kitchen on the near east side of downtown and got one of the best breakfasts I've had in Columbus since moving here in 1994.  I had the Creole eggs benedict with home fries.  It was carry out only, crowded and took about 10 or 15 minutes but it was well worth the time.  You can see the open kitchen and after my order was in I watched one of the guys back there place a large stainless steel bowl on a burner and spend the next 10 minutes making my hollendaise sauce fresh.  There was no mix.  I watched him stream in butter and whisk and then go into the cooler and get a fresh lemon to finish it.  The rest was just the standard biscuit, ham and two perfectly poached eggs along with the home fries heaped into a styrofoam container.  I barely finished it and everything was exactly as I liked it.  The hollendaise was one of the best I've ever had.  Oh and the cost of this breakfast was $5.  Here is the website http://www.creolekitchen.biz/
 
I think I will be back to try Po Boys and entrees next.  I've never thought that we had any place that would be that interesting on a show like Diners Drive Inns and Dives but this one could be it. 
post edited by hatteras04 - 2011/04/27 13:58:01
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Great Breakfast in Columbus, OH 2011/04/27 11:55:17 (permalink)
    Oh, that's Henry Butcher's place. He's terrific.
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    Re:Great Breakfast in Columbus, OH 2011/04/27 13:02:22 (permalink)
    Went on his web site and looked at the menu. Noticed Eggs Basin Street. Never heard of them so I went looking and found this recipe. Sounds way better than Eggs Benedict!
    Eggs Basin Street
    Eggs Basin Street is a New Orleans breakfast dish, built on the same principal as Eggs Benedict (poached eggs covered with sauce). While Eggs Benedict consists of poached eggs on a slice of Canadian bacon perched on a split English muffin and covered with Hollandaise Sauce, Eggs Basin Street consists of poached eggs served on a rice fritter floating on a plate of red beans, covered in Bearnaise sauce. Everything is cooked with lots of butter, of course.
    Ingredients:
    • Sauteed Spinach
    • Hollandaise Sauce
    • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 4 whole artichoke hearts, boiled until tender, trimmed of choke, and leaves discarded or reserved for another use
    • Salt and pepper
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 tbsp distilled white vinegar
    • 2 oz prosciutto or serrano ham, cut into thin chiffonade
    • Créole seasoning, for garnish
    • Chives, chopped for garnish
    Preparation:
    1. In a skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the artichoke hearts and a pinch of salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until just warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.
    2. Into a large saute pan or deep skillet, pour about 2 inches of cold water and the vinegar. Bring to a simmer over high heat, then reduce the heat so that the surface of the water barely shimmers.
    3. Break the eggs into individual saucers, then gently slide them 1 at a time into the water and with a large spoon, lift the whites over the yolks. Repeat the lifting once or twice to completely enclose each yolk. Poach until the whites are set and the yolks feel soft when gently touched, 3 to 4 minutes.
    4. Remove the eggs with a slotted spoon, and place on a large plate.
    5. Arrange the warm artichoke hearts on each of 4 plates and top with the spinach. Lay 1 egg on top of each bed of spinach and drizzle with warm Hollandaise sauce. Garnish with the chopped prosciutto, Essence, and chives and serve immediately.
     
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    hatteras04
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    Re:Great Breakfast in Columbus, OH 2011/04/27 13:05:13 (permalink)
    And now I have to go back to try that. 
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    Re:Great Breakfast in Columbus, OH 2011/04/27 14:12:27 (permalink)
    Not only does the menu look good, but the prices are incredibly reasonable!!
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    Re:Great Breakfast in Columbus, OH 2011/04/27 14:52:10 (permalink)
    One thing I have to laugh about is that he serves andouille sausage. Now what's funny (to me) about that is the fact that a place in Gahanna, Joe Gumbo's (and there's another one in downtown Columbus), serves plain old smoked sausage with its red beans and rice. When they were getting ready to open I checked it out and found it's a chain headquartered in Louisville. I e-mailed asking about andouille and was told they are using smoked sausage insted because you can't get andouille "in the North." I e-mailed back and offered to go to the Kroger store in Gahanna and get some for them. Never heard another word.
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    Re:Great Breakfast in Columbus, OH 2011/04/27 15:16:14 (permalink)
    Foodbme, why is the recipe listed completely different than your description?
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    ann peeples
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    Re:Great Breakfast in Columbus, OH 2011/04/27 15:38:26 (permalink)
    You are right-didnt even notice that!
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    Re:Great Breakfast in Columbus, OH 2011/04/29 13:04:10 (permalink)
    i will be back in columbus this summer and will have to check this place out. sounds fantastic
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    Re:Great Breakfast in Columbus, OH 2011/04/29 13:34:14 (permalink)
    Wintem01

    Foodbme, why is the recipe listed completely different than your description?


    It is not Foodbme's fault.  Here is the page he got it all from:
    http://www.kolarsky.com/family/cooking/eggs_basin_street.htm
     
    In fact, here is another recipe for Eggs Basin Street that doesn't match either the description or the recipe on the site listed above:
    http://www.beliefnet.com/Love-Family/Recipes/2009/10/Eggs-Basin-Street.aspx
     
    The only recipe that seems to come close, but still not exactly the same as the original description, is this one (scroll down the page):
    http://www.cajunsausage.com/EightBeanSoup.htm
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