A classic egg recipe is a great way to kickstart any day, whether it is a weekend or a busy day of the week. While we love all sorts of egg dishes, from cheese omelette to scotched eggs, the lip-smacking poached egg, hollandaise combo in the eggs Benedict has a special place in our heart.
What is Eggs Benedict
The eggs Benedict has travelled across the globe and charmed the world with its simple, yet winning flavours. The pillowy yet crunchy English muffin, deliciously rich hollandaise sauce, warm and runny poached eggs and meaty bacon is one for the keeps. It cleverly combines crunchy, savory, creamy and gooey textures and is a delicious treat for egg lovers. But, before we tell you how to whip-up the perfect eggs Benedict, let’s dig a little deeper into its origins.
The Origin of Eggs Benedict
There are many theories about how this dish was created and one of the theories attribute its origins to the popular Delmonico’s Restaurant in Lower Manhattan in New York. Chef Charles Ranhofer came up with this delicious combination in the 1860s when one of the regular diners of the restaurant Mrs. LeGrand Benedict was bored of the same dishes on the menu, everyday. Since she wanted something new, Chef Ranhofer dished out this recipe that he named Eggs a la Benedict and later published it in his cookbook The Epicurean, in 1894.
The Story of Lemuel Benedict
Another story that was published in the December 19,1942 issue of the weekly New Yorker Magazine credits this classic recipe to Lemuel Benedict.
In 1894, Lemuel Benedict, a Wall Street broker, who was hungover ordered a meal at the Waldorf Hotel in New York. He had ordered buttered toast, crisp bacon, two poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce. Oscar Tschirky, the iconic Waldorf chef, was quite impressed with this order. He made some of his own additions to the dish by adding Canadian bacon for crisp bacon and a toasted English muffin for toasted bread, and put the dish down on his breakfast and lunch menu.
So, if you are bored of your everyday breakfast, this delicious dish is a game changer that can be relished any time. And the secret of this dish lies in the creamy hollandaise sauce. The first step to making this delicacy is ordering fresh Classic Eggs online on Licious. Explore our website for a range of other fresh eggs such as country eggs, classic eggs and Brown eggs to rustle-up your next delicious recipe with Licious!
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