National Eggs Benedict Day Date in the current year: April 16, 2016

National Eggs Benedict Day Eggs Benedict is a great dish to start your day. Celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day on April 16!

There are different claims about the creation of eggs Benedict. The most common story says that a retired Wall Street stock broker was looking for a cure of his morning hangover and wandered into the Waldorf Hotel in 1894. He ordered buttered toast, poached eggs, bacon and Hollandaise sauce. Oscar Tschirky, the maître d'hôtel, loved this combination of products that is why he included the dish on the breakfast and luncheon menus, but substituted toast with English muffin, and named it eggs Benedict, after the customer.

There are different versions of eggs Benedict, that evolved over time. Among the most popular are eggs Blackstone (with ham instead of bacon and a slice of tomato), huevos Benedict (with avocado instead of ham and topped with Hollandaise and salsa), eggs Sardou (with artichoke bottoms and crossed anchovy fillets), portobello Benedict (with mushrooms instead of bacon) and eggs Provençal (with Béarnaise sauce instead of Hollandaise).

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