One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A dish consisting of poached eggs and sliced ham on toasted English muffins, covered with hollandaise sauce.
- ‘On Christmas morning she'll be at her daughter's, tucking into a brunch of eggs Benedict, bacon, sausages and waffles.’
- ‘Traditional breakfast fare, such as bacon, sausage and eggs Benedict, is made in advance and kept in warming trays.’
- ‘He praises the omelettes, saying they are ‘works of art’ and the eggs Benedict are spot-on and the puds are terrific.’
- ‘I like men who eat properly, who like their steak bloody, their eggs Benedict runny.’
- ‘Crisp English muffins, slices of smoky Canadian bacon, delicate poached eggs, butter-rich hollandaise-the layers of classic eggs Benedict are rather grand.’
Late 19th century: of uncertain origin.
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