Eggs Benedict 

29 May
Eggs Benedict 

Eggs Benedict is a traditional American brunch or breakfast dish that consists of two halves of an English muffin each of which is topped with Canadian bacon – or sometimes bacon – a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. The dish was first popularized in New York City. Many variations on the basic recipe are served.


There are conflicting accounts as to the origin of Eggs Benedict.

In an interview recorded in the “Talk of the Town” column of The New Yorker in 1942, the year before his death,[1] Lemuel Benedict, a retired Wall Street stock broker, claimed that he had wandered into the Waldorf Hotel in 1894 and, hoping to find a cure for his morning hangover, ordered “buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and a hooker of hollandaise”. Oscar Tschirky, the famed maître d’hôtel, was so impressed with the dish that he put it on the breakfast and luncheon menus but substituted ham for the bacon and a toasted English muffin for the toast.[2]

Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon in place of Canadian bacon, also known as Eggs Royale

Another claim to the creation of Eggs Benedict was circuitously made by Edward P. Montgomery on behalf of Commodore E. C. Benedict. In 1967 Montgomery wrote a letter to then The New York Times food columnist Craig Claiborne which included a recipe he claimed to have received through his uncle, a friend of the commodore. Commodore Benedict’s recipe — by way of Montgomery — varies greatly from chef Ranhofer’s version,[3] particularly in the hollandaise sauce preparation — calling for the addition of “hot, hard-cooked egg and ham mixture”.[4]

Delmonico’s in lower Manhattan claims on its menu that “Eggs Benedict was first created in our ovens in 1860.”[5]


Posted by on May 29, 2017 in breakfast



26 responses to “Eggs Benedict 

  1. Lacey

    December 19, 2016 at 8:31 am

    MMMMM and now I needs some stat!

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  2. The Recipettes

    December 19, 2016 at 8:34 am

    I love eggs Benedict! It’s my fav breakfast!

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  3. Karen McGarr

    December 19, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I love Eggs Benedict and thank you for following my blog!
    Hope you’re enjoying the 1989 Diary!

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  4. America On Coffee

    December 19, 2016 at 10:44 am

    So very interesting and a unique concept. The last half of that year I should have written down. :-)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. SueT唐 梦 琇

    December 19, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Enjoyed reading the history. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. America On Coffee

    December 19, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    So glad you found the post enjoyable, Sue. I’d say, this one is elaborate.:-)

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Karen McGarr

    December 19, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    I wish you had, we could’ve traded stories. Great year!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. America On Coffee

    December 19, 2016 at 2:11 pm


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  9. Tink the Belle

    December 23, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks for following my blog. Looking forward reading all yours. Egg Benedict, yum😀

    Liked by 1 person

  10. America On Coffee

    December 24, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Ditto. And, Season’s Greeting!

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  11. Light Ministry Blog

    December 27, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Interesting info and a good post! Thanks for sharing this one…


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  12. America On Coffee

    December 28, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Thanks and you have a blessed and safe New Year , Steve!

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  13. Light Ministry Blog

    December 28, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    And same to you…”Coffee!” Thank you so much. Check out this book I just read…
    “Muscle and a Shovel” at “”

    Steve :)


  14. lifeof3746

    January 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Hi, thanks for the follow!
    Mmmm … Eggs Benedict is one of my all-time favourite things! I never get to eat it anymore because I never eat breakfast, or go out for brunch, which is when restaurants serve it. It’s just too rich for me to eat that early in the day. I should really make it for supper one of these days. That smoked Salmon one looks heavenly! (I love smoked salmon!)
    We kinda giggle in Canada that what we call Back Bacon is called Canadian Bacon in the USA — in our day-to-day lives most of us don’t eat that kind very often, it’s extremely expensive. We eat strip bacon just like Americans do (we just call it “bacon: lol).
    But now I’m craving Eggs Benny!


  15. America On Coffee

    January 4, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Ha, ha, ha… it’s your morning motor, you know what works best. :-) Thanks for the share. Have a great New Year!


  16. knittingwithheart

    January 5, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    gotta <3 eggs benedict… and now I'm hungry! ;) :) 💜 Jackie@KWH

    Liked by 1 person

  17. America On Coffee

    January 7, 2017 at 2:54 am

    You Otta! :-)

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Marie Christine

    February 17, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    LOOOVE eggs benedict! Great post they look awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. America On Coffee

    February 17, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Me too.. yummeee! Thanks for stopping by Marie Christine. Have a great weekend!:-)


  20. hveagar

    February 26, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Good post

    Liked by 1 person

  21. chris jensen

    April 3, 2017 at 9:32 am

    One of my favourite, only i don’t get enough….


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  22. boundlessblessingsblog

    April 3, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Enjoyed reading history of how this breakfast started.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. America On Coffee

    April 3, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    ☕ :)

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  24. America On Coffee

    April 3, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Ha ha ha ha! Your taste buds are lavishly spoilt….


  25. 9recipes

    October 1, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Amazing with Eggs Benedict! Nice and delicious :) thanks

    Liked by 1 person

  26. America On Coffee

    October 2, 2017 at 12:10 am

    So pleased that you stopped by. Thanks too for commenting!



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