National Eggs Benedict Day is an annual American holiday that celebrates this wonderful dish. It’s great for breakfast as well as lunch. The holiday is celebrated on April 16 and encourages everyone to learn about the history of eggs Benedict and, of course, to enjoy their taste.
The history of National Eggs Benedict Day, as well as the dish itself, is devoid of details. The origin of the dish includes many speculations, the correctness of which cannot be said. Many associate it with Pope Benedict the 12th (1700s), because he was a big fan of eggs. He was once served a dish that included an egg, a piece of bread, and bacon. He liked it so much that it was in his diet almost daily.
There is also a version that takes us back to 1894. A broker named L. Benedict was trying to get rid of a hangover and cooked this hearty dish. It included a piece of loaf, poached eggs, a slice of bacon, and hollandaise sauce, which today is a mandatory ingredient in the preparation.
We don’t know which assumption is correct. The important thing is that now we can cook this dish and enjoy its flavor – and that’s great!
- The original sauce includes a yolk base, butter, a scoop of lemon juice and a pinch of salt (sometimes white wine is added).
- The average caloric value of the dish is about 350 kcal.
How to celebrate
Visit a café or diner to sample eggs Benedictus from professional chefs. Increase your culinary knowledge by preparing the dish yourself. Your friends and family will surely appreciate it!
Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users if they’ve tried eggs Benedict? What was their impression of the dish?
When National Eggs Benedict Day celebrated in 2024?
National Eggs Benedict Day is observed on April 16 each year.