National Eggs Benedict Day

National Eggs Benedict Day

Hollandaise sauce rich and delicious, salty and sweet ham, perfectly poached egg, and fluffy but crunchy English Muffins. This is how Eggs Benedict is created.

National Eggs Benedict Day gives you the perfect excuse for a delicious breakfast dish. Although Benedict Arnold is often associated with the name, it isn’t a betrayal to enjoy the delicious eggs that bear his name. It may be the redemption of a reference that is often vilified alongside that of Brutus.

Get ready to celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day and learn more!

The origins of Eggs Benedict are a mystery, as we have already mentioned. Some claim that Benedict Arnold loved Eggs Benedict and that the British adopted it after his escape from the American Revolutionary Forces. Others believe that it is unlikely.

These others claim that Eggs Benedict’s origins are much more recent and occurred in New York. Some believe it was the result of a hangover cure ordered by Lemuel Bent, a New York stockbroker who had drank too much the night before and needed an extra boost.

This was the original order, which is “buttered toast with poached eggs, crispy bacon and a hooker in Hollandaise”. The maitre d‚Äôhotel was so impressed by it, he made some modifications and added it onto the menu.

Another story, which is purportedly older, tells of Pope Benedict XIII’s obsession with a specific egg dish. He would order the same meal every day, and it became deeply associated to him. Rumours also suggested that he had a health issue that caused him to crave eggs as a way to soothe the symptoms.

Another story comes from Delmonico’s New York City restaurant where the chef is believed have created the dish, and named it after Mrs. LeGrand Benedict. This tale was told in the 1860s, more than 150 years after its creation.

However, it doesn’t matter how it began, National Eggs Benedict Day should be celebrated!

The solution to this problem is obvious. For starters, start the day with a huge serving of Eggs Benedict. This delicious breakfast is best enjoyed at a restaurant.

International House of Pancakes, Denny’s and First Watch are just some of the American restaurants that have included Eggs Benedict on their menus.

Although Eggs Benedict can be made in a few minutes, Hollandaise sauce can take some time. If you have a blender, it can make Hollandaise sauce much easier. You can combine the eggs with the butter inside. It is possible to make the sauce ahead of time.

Poaching eggs can be tricky, especially for people who have never done it before. It may require some practice. When making poached eggs for National Eggs Benedict Day, it is crucial to use fresh eggs. Keep the water at a simmer, add vinegar to the water, and cook the eggs for only four minutes.

Toasting the English muffins and adding ham are two additional steps to make the dish. It’s a delicious and delightful adventure for your tastebuds once everything is assembled!

If you really want to do it all, you can invite your friends and family to join you for brunch or breakfast. It might be a good idea for National Eggs Benedict Day to be held on a weekend to allow everyone to enjoy the food and relax.

It can be fun to make Eggs Benedict from scratch or to create variations.

Eggs Florentine replaces ham with spinach or adds it under! Eggs Hemingway is another option, which substitutes smoked salmon for ham. This variety is very popular in Canada, the UK and Australia. ).

My personal favorite is Eggs Blackstone. It replaces the ham and adds a slice of tomato for sweetness. National Eggs Benedict Day, no matter what the outcome, brings a delicious breakfast back onto those plates.


Apr 16 2025


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