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Eggs Wentworth

-----Original Message----- 
From: Laurie 
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 5:30 AM
Subject: Eggs Wentworth

Dear Uncle Phaedrus,
  Recently I visited a wonderful hotel on the ocean in New Hampshire called Wentworth by the Sea. 
For breakfast they serve Eggs Wentworth, which is a New England take on Eggs Benedict. The main 
difference is that the bacon is replaced by lobster hash, which is freshly made daily. I don't 
there are any potatoes in this hash. At any rate, I would love to have this recipe. Do you think 
the chef would share it with you?


Hi Laurie,

I must disappoint you. I don't contact restaurants and ask for their recipes. Sorry.

Wentworth-By-The Sea has a website here: Wentworth-by-the-Sea From their menu on that site: "Coastal Eggs Wentworth": Two poached eggs and grilled tomato with lobster, basil Hollandaise and toasted English muffin.

There is an article about their lobster hash and Eggs Wentworth here: WQED From that article, "Eggs Wentworth" is an Eggs Benedict variation with an English muffin, slices of tomato and slices of butter-poached lobster with poached eggs and basil Hollandaise.

Laurie, I am confused a bit when comparing your description to the article. You include the lobster hash as part of the Eggs Wentworth, but that article describes them as two separate dishes. One is "lobster hash", and the other is "Eggs Wentworth", which is made with slices of butter-poached lobster - not with lobster hash. The lobster hash appears to be the dish receiving the most raves.

Another point is that "Eggs Wentworth" is not a common New England dish. It's a specialty of Wentworth-By-The-Sea, which is how it came to be called "eggs Wentworth". If it is served anywhere else, it would be called something else, possibly "lobster eggs Benedict" or "eggs Benedict with lobster." "Lobster Hash" is a fairly common New England dish, but every recipe that I find for it does contain potatoes, such as these:



There is a "lobster eggs Benedict" recipe here, but it has a plain Hollandaise sauce, not a basil Hollandaise like the Wentworth dish: Food Network

There is a basil Hollandaise sauce recipe here: What's Cooking America

Laurie, I had no success finding any recipes or copycats for the Wentworth-by-the-Sea dishes. I doubt that anyone outside Wentworth has them. You can try to make something similar to the lobster hash using recipes linked above, plus the basil Hollandaise sauce, or in the case of the eggs Wentworth, using a standard eggs Benedict recipe, substituting slices of butter poached lobster for the Canadian bacon and using the basil Hollandaise.



From: Adele 
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 2:18 PM
Subject: Recipe

Hi Unc
Here I am again.
I have a recipe from a book printed in England for "Gloucestershire Pie."
Among the ingredients are lamb, potatoes, onions and 1/2 - 3/4 lb Swede, diced.
What, pray tell, is Swede??


Hi Adele,

A “Swede” or “Swedish Turnip” is what we in the U.S. call a “rutabaga”.


Sour Cream Apple Pie

From: Adele
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 11:18 AM
To:   Phaedrus 
Subject: recipe

Hi Unc
I've misplaced my recipe for Sour Cream Apple Pie. Can you find it for me?

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Hello Adele,

There’s not much way that I can find your sour cream apple pie recipe, because you didn’t give me any particulars about it. However, I can find some recipes for sour cream apple pie. Matter of fact, there are some recipes for it on my site. See:




From: Adele 
Sent: Monday, March 17, 2014 1:07 PM
Subject: sour cream apple pie recipe

Hi Phaed once again
Thanks for the recipes you sent.  The one I have in mind actually has a layer of sour cream mixture on the bottom
I'm not sure whether it sinks to the bottom during baking or if it is actually poured into the shell with the apples 
placed on top.


Hello Adele,

Sorry, I can’t find one like that. In all of the recipes that I can find, either the apples are placed into the pie shell first and the sour cream mixture poured over them, or else the apples are mixed into the sour cream mixture and then the filling mixture is poured into the pie shell.


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