Friday, April 15, 2011

Egg Holiday



National Eggs Benedict Day

When : Always April 16th

National Eggs Benedict Day is a day to enjoy eggs with hollandaise sauce, canadian bacon and english muffins.

A lot of people have never had Eggs Benedict. If you're upper crust, you most likely have enjoyed Eggs Benedict a number of times, and perhaps, on a regular basis. However, many people (regular folk) have never tried Eggs Benedict. Go ahead and do a survey. See how many of your friends can even tell you how its made, or what's in it. Or, ask them what hollandaise sauce is.

Celebrate today by eating Eggs Benedict. If it's your first time, we suggest you go to a restaurant where they know from experience how to properly make it.

Origin of "National Eggs Benedict Day": Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We do know that Eggs Benedict was created in New York City over 100 years ago. There are historical claims that one of  two individuals are credited with its creation: Mrs LeGrand Benedict in 1893, and Mr Lemuel Benedict in 1894.
This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.

“Eggs Benedict” Day

April 16
Eggs BenedictEggs Benedict is a breakfast dish made with a two toasted English muffin halves, a slice of Canadian bacon or ham, one poached egg, and covered with Hollandaise sauce.
  1. Seafood Benedict: Replace the bacon with crab, shrimp, lobster or scallops.
  2. Eggs Florentine: Replace the ham with spinach, cover in Mornay Sauce
  3. Eggs Hussarde: Replace English muffins with Holland rusks and add Marchand de Vin sauce
  4. Salmon Benedict, also known as Eggs Pacifica, Eggs Montreal, Eggs Royal or Eggs Royale: Replace bacon with smoked salmon.
  5. Pacific Northwest Eggs Benedict: Two Poached eggs, Alaskan Smoked Salmon on a Toasted English muffin Covered with Hollandaise Sauce.
  6. Artichoke Benedict:Replace the English muffin with a hollowed out artichoke.
  7. Country Benedict: Replace the English muffin, ham, and hollandaise sauce with a biscuit, sausage patties, and country gravy.
  8. Irish Benedict: Replace the ham with corned beef hash or Irish bacon
  9. Eggs Chesapeake: Replace the bacon with crab cakes.
  10. Veggie Benedict: Replace the bacon with avocado and tomato.
Thank you my Birch Bay Condo Buddie Candis for sending me this. I thought my blog followers would have fun reading this...not to mention the list of different ideas for Egg Benedict. Okay all you egg-heads out there...grab an EGG and start benedicting.(I don't think that's a word).....
and if you want some great smoked salmon for the Pacific Northwest Benedict ........checkout...............
Easter is bunny at a time.....

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