Eggs Benedict
   Eggs Benedict is a dish of poached eggs and broiled ham placed on an English muffin and topped with hollandaise sauce. The dish is a standard in fine restaurants and is well accepted by gourmet diners. But who originated this delightful combination has never been satisfactorily determined. One authority credits the invention of this dish to an American banker named E. C. Benedict. Another attributes its creation to one of the country's leading fine restaurants, the legendary Delmonico Restaurant in New York City. According to this story, regular customers Mr. and Mrs. LeGrand Benedict complained to the maitre d'hotel that the menu had nothing new on it. Out of this colloquy came the now internationally famous recipe: eggs Benedict.
   According to a report of Wilfred Funk on the origin of eggs Benedict, in the year 1894 a certain Samuel Benedict, a man-about-town and a member of New York's cafe society, came into the old Waldorf-Astoria on 34th Street with a wicked hangover. He knew precisely what he wanted for his breakfast. He ordered bacon, buttered toast, two poached eggs, and a hooker of hollandaise sauce. Oscar, famous maitre d'hotel, was impressed with the dish. He substituted ham and a toasted English muffin in place of the bacon and toast, and named the whole affair eggs Benedict in honor of the genial rake.

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  • Eggs Benedict — ist ein amerikanisches Frühstücksgericht aus pochierten Eiern auf halbierten englischen Muffins mit einer Scheibe gekochtem Schinken oder Frühstücksspeck und Sauce Hollandaise. Zur Entstehungsgeschichte der Eggs Benedict gibt es zwei Varianten:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • eggs Benedict — ☆ eggs Benedict n. [< ?] poached eggs served over ham on a split, toasted English muffin, topped with hollandaise sauce …   English World dictionary

  • Eggs Benedict — Infobox Prepared Food name = Eggs Benedict caption = Eggs Benedict alternate name = country = region = creator = course = served = main ingredient = Eggs, English Muffin, Ham or Bacon and Hollandaise sauce variations = Multiple calories = other …   Wikipedia

  • eggs Benedict — noun toasted English muffin topped with ham and a poached egg (or an oyster) and hollandaise sauce • Hypernyms: ↑dish * * * eggs Benedict 7 [eggs Benedict] [ˌeɡz ˈbenɪdɪkt] [ˌeɡz ˈbenɪdɪkt] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • eggs Benedict — noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: probably from the name Benedict Date: 1898 poached eggs and broiled ham placed on toasted halves of English muffin and covered with hollandaise …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eggs Benedict — /ɛgz ˈbɛnədɪkt/ (say egz benuhdikt) plural noun poached eggs on slices of ham and toast covered with hollandaise sauce. {named after Commodore EC Benedict, 1834–1920, American banker and yachtsman, who invented the dish} …   Australian English dictionary

  • eggs Benedict — (sometimes l.c.) a dish consisting of toast or toasted halves of English muffin covered with a thin slice of fried or broiled ham, poached eggs, and a topping of hollandaise sauce. [1925 30; allegedly after a patron of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel… …   Universalium

  • eggs Benedict — noun a dish consisting of slices of English muffins with poached eggs, ham or bacon and hollandaise sauce …   Wiktionary

  • eggs Benedict — plural noun a dish consisting of poached eggs and sliced ham on toast, covered with hollandaise sauce. Origin orig. US: origin uncertain …   English new terms dictionary

  • Benedict — most commonly refers to Saint Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Order of Saint Benedict and thereby of Western monasticism. It may also may refer to:Peopleaints*Benedict of Aniane *Benedict Biscop *Benedict the Bridge Builder, also known as… …   Wikipedia

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