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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Breakfast? Brunch? Lunch? Anytime!


Today is NOT green eggs & ham but IS...

National Eggs Benedict Day

It’s National Eggs Benedict Day! Eggs Benedict is a breakfast dish made with two toasted English muffin halves topped with poached eggs, Canadian bacon or ham, and tangy Hollandaise sauce.

A Bit of History...

Many people claim that they invented Eggs Benedict. According to one story, in 1894 a Wall Street broker named Lemuel Benedict went to the Waldorf Hotel to find a cure for his hangover. At the hotel restaurant he ordered buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and Hollandaise. The restaurant chef Oscar Tschirky loved the dish so much that he added it to the menu and named it after Mr. Benedict.

Another account comes from a man named Edward P. Montgomery. In 1967 he wrote a letter to The New York Times Magazine claiming that he'd discovered the true inventor of Eggs Benedict. Montgomery’s note contained a recipe created by Commodore E.C. Benedict before his death in 1920. Montgomery received the recipe from his mother who was an acquaintance of the Commodore.

Regardless of where the recipe for Eggs Benedict originated, it is now considered a classic. Enjoy this delicious dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner today to celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day!

Many people have never tried Eggs Benedict. Maybe that is because of its 'elite' connotation since it was invented at the Waldorf hotel or maybe it is today's high price when purchased in a fine restaurant. On the other hand, some people enjoy Eggs Benedict on a regular basis. To them, it is as common as having a piece of cheesy toast! To those who have never tried Eggs Benedict, here is a little challenge: Take a quick survey. See how many of your friends can even tell you how its made, or what's in it. Or, simply ask them if they know what it takes to make Hollandaise sauce.

Origin of "National Eggs Benedict Day"
The creator, or the origin of this day has not been designated. It is known that Eggs Benedict was created in New York City over 100 years ago. While today's celebration is declared a "National" day, there are no congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.

Eat up! Finish off! Chow down! 
Just simply enjoy another day of food celebration!
Hot buttered English muffins, Canadian-style bacon, and poached eggs are topped with a heavenly drizzle of Hollandaise sauce. Wonderful for Easter, Mother's Day, or anytime you want to treat yourself to the best brunch in the world! Serve with roasted potatoes for mopping up the extra egg yolk and Hollandaise.