Eggs Benedict, also informally known as #EggsBenny
, is a #traditional #American
breakfast or brunch dish that consists of two halves of an #Englishmuffin
each of which is topped with Canadian #bacon
, ham or sometimes bacon, #poachedeggs
, and #hollandaise #sauce
. The dish was #first
popularized in New York City. #nyc
!! Many variations on the basic recipe are serve.
Delmonico's in lower Manhattan says on its menu that "Eggs Benedict was first created in our ovens in 1860." One of its former chefs, Charles Ranhofer, also published the recipe for Eggs à la Benedick in 1894.
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 said he had received through his uncle, a friend of the commodore.