When Delmonico's regular Mr. and Mrs. LeGrand Benedict complained that there was not a thing to eat for lunch at the Manhattan eatery, they got their name on the menu. Classic eggs Benedict consists of two toasted English muffin halves, each topped with a slice of ham or Canadian bacon, a poached egg and hollandaise sauce. This shellfish version calls for crab cakes in place of the English muffins.
Substitute 1 1/2 cups cooked crabmeat for the canned in this recipe.
Adding vinegar to the poaching water helps the poached eggs keep their shape.