National Eggs Benedict Day

National Eggs Benedict Day is observed next on Tuesday, April 16th, 2024 (49 days from today).

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The perfect excuse for cooking a plate of this delicious breakfast and serve it with fries on the side.

April 16th every year is National Eggs Benedict Day, a day for special American food including a hard-boiled egg, an English muffin and Canadian bacon topped with Hollandaise sauce; however, it was understood by a misconception. Some have suggested that the name is derived from Benedict Arnold, the traitor of the American Revolutionary War, but its origins are a lot more complicated than it seems.

History of National Eggs Benedict Day

There are many myths about the creator of Eggs Benedict and almost believed that the earliest one is in the eighteenth century. Pope Benedict XII was obsessed with eggs. He loved an egg dish so much that he kept ordering it over and over again. It is said that despite his illness, he still craves and loves this egg dish never abated. Since that time, his name and the dish have been associated.

Another story claims that Eggs Benedict emerged in 1894 when a Wall Street broker named Lemuel Benedict created it in an attempt to rid himself of a hangover. When being stayed at the Waldorf Hotel, he ordered some dishes such as avocado toast, poached eggs, bacon, and Hollandaise sauce in hopes of concocting a cure. This dish was loved and impressed by Oscar Tschirky and then it was added to the menu after Lemuel Benedict.

In 1967, another origin story was created for Eggs Benedict. Before his death in 1920, a man named Edward P. Montgomery wrote a letter to The New York Times Magazine to confirm that he was responsible for this dish. He confirmed and called Commodore EC Benedict as Commodore EC Benedict inventor and recipe from his mother, therefore, complicate the true origin of the dish.

Today, there are many ways to prepare Eggs Benedict that vary by location. It is very easy to realize the change from Canadian bacon to regular bacon and from English muffins to toast, however, the concept remains the same. In the modern age of a burgeoning brunch culture and food bloggers thriving, Eggs Benedict is as popular as ever, regardless of who actually created it.

Some reasons for National Eggs Benedict Day being loved

  • It's one of a kind

Simply put, it's delicious. Eggs Benedict feel unique in that it is the combination of many ingredients that make breakfast more special than a normal meal. Eggs Benedict take effort and that will be appreciated.

  • Recognition of talent

Dinner and appetizers may seem like the main star of the culinary world, but breakfast can also be innovating. Many skilled chefs have mastered the art of creating delicious food for people to enjoy, and their hard work needs to be recognized.

  • The most important meal during a day

National Eggs Benedict Day is a reminder for us to study more about breakfast and how we can enjoy it. Breakfast is the most important meal during a day because it provides people with the nourishment to become effective members of society. Starting your day with a delicious breakfast increases the likelihood that the rest of your day will go well, too.

Celebrating National Eggs Benedict Day

  • Do it your way

Experiment with your own Eggs Benedict style. You can use your favorite English toast or muffins, use flavored bacon, and use your favorite brand of Hollandaise sauce with seasonings like salt, white pepper, and chili. You can even change the name of your particular work to put your signature on it.

  • Holidays in Hollandaise

The Hollandaise sauce is a challenge in itself. If you really want to appreciate a dish, take the extra step and learn how to make it from scratch. You need egg yolks, fresh lemon juice, butter and spices of your choice. It might take some time to make it true, however, when you do, it will be perfect if you make your best effort.

  • Special breakfast

If you're not in the mood for self-understanding that it's understandable, it's a vacation anyway. How about visiting a local restaurant in order to enjoy your breakfast or brunch? Try different styles of egg dishes and rate them such as Eggs Florentine, Eggs Hemingway and Eggs Blackstone. You can leave with a favorite.


National Eggs Benedict Day has been observed annually on April 16th.


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