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help with IHOP, poached eggs and bacon

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 01, 2011 at 12:40 PM

Quick question

Well, I'm sentenced to IHOP with the family and I'd like to minimize the vegetable oils. Could someone give their advice on the cooking method of poached eggs and bacon? These are the only two things I can think of that are probably not cooked in any sort of extra fat. Although since going paleo, I have learned that corporate restaurants are experts at doing all kinds of unneccesary and innovative things to add as much neolithic agents of disease as possible to food.

So are my chances pretty good with poached eggs and bacon? I know the eggs and meat itself are not high quilty, nitrate-free etc. but I'll live with it, just want to avoid the excess rancid PUFA if poss.

I'd rather not make any special requests (like "please fry my eggs in the real butter you probably don't even have")

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on May 18, 2012
at 10:33 PM

But isn't their "butter" made of vegetable oil? The stuff they put on the tables is.

7792d8e2ada34662a3226a7d1952940a

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on May 03, 2011
at 01:10 AM

Unholy trinity?

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on May 01, 2011
at 05:27 PM

If this is a one time event, please see the orthorexia thread.

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on May 01, 2011
at 04:19 PM

It contains the unholy trinity, and wouldn't be worth it to me.

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on May 01, 2011
at 03:20 PM

+1 for common sense...

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 01, 2011
at 02:43 PM

Wait...how often are you sentenced to this meal? If only once in a while, don't sweat it. Just eat the eggs and bacon. A little canola oil isn't going to kill you. This is an example of freaking out over nothing. If there is any justification for the term orthorexia, getting upset over a deviation at one meal is pretty good case of it.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on May 01, 2011
at 03:20 PM

+1 for common sense...

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on May 01, 2011
at 02:32 PM

Uhh ...

Possible options:

  • Eat before going, then refrain at the meal. Let them enjoy your company. There is no need to eat something you really don't want to.
  • Eat a snack before-hand so that you won't be too hungry, thus minimizing the amount of non-paleo food that might enter your gut.
  • Pick the most paleo options and go with it. Like Forgotten18 said .. cortisol = no good
  • Just pick something you want to eat and eat it. While it might not be optimal nutrition, it doesn't seem like it is a daily/weekly event so- as a whole, it shouldn't do you any harm.
  • I don't know why you wouldn't make a special request ... when you go out to eat you pay for the service (waiter/waitress paycheck, the cook's, manager's, etc), the place to dine (utilities, water, gas, etc), a good atmosphere ... it's the reason the menu consists of many things you could make yourself for far cheaper- you are the customer, ask for what you want. :)

Additionally, our bodies are quite amazing machines. While "neolithic" food additives are not good news, our bodies are surprisingly resilient (when not loading ourselves up with the stuff regularly ... SAD diet ...).

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on May 01, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Poached eggs should be fine. Poaching an egg is just a matter of cracking it into a pot of boiling water and waiting a few minutes til it's cooked.

The bacon is iffy, as you said, but maybe you can ask them to be sure not to cook it in any oil, just let its own rendered oil do the work.

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on May 01, 2011
at 01:21 PM

I know that they actually add pancake batter to their scrambled egg mix. Not too sure about poached eggs.

In general though, IMO I'd say either try to eat the paleo foods available there this one time or eat somewhere else. Seems like you're stressing. (Cortisol = no good)

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on May 01, 2011
at 06:42 PM

Yeah, IHOP does put pancake batter in their scrambled eggs/omelets, and they cook them in soy oil. The few times I ever have to go there, I tell them to lose the batter and to cook the eggs in butter only. All restaurants will cook your eggs in butter if you instruct them to do so. Not that big a deal.

Ae8946707ddebf0f0bfbcfc63276d823

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on May 18, 2012
at 10:33 PM

But isn't their "butter" made of vegetable oil? The stuff they put on the tables is.

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7792d8e2ada34662a3226a7d1952940a

on May 01, 2011
at 03:43 PM

Eggs fried hard, bacon and water goes a long way. But I will add that the Harvest nut pancakes with the pecan syrup has enough paleo words in it to make worth cheating, and its great too!

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

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on May 01, 2011
at 04:19 PM

It contains the unholy trinity, and wouldn't be worth it to me.

7792d8e2ada34662a3226a7d1952940a

(900)

on May 03, 2011
at 01:10 AM

Unholy trinity?

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