What's the difference between eggs Benedict and eggs Florentine?
This is yet another one of those widely debated topics in the world of food. Virtually the overall makeup of these is identical. They both have an English muffin, bacon or Canadian bacon, a poached egg, and a sauce on top. With that being said, there are actually two distinct differences between these two and they all have to do with eggs Florentine.
First of all, eggs Florentine tends to have spinach as one of the layers, having to do with one of the Queens of France being born in Florence and making spinach popular. The other difference is that the sauce that tops an eggs Florentine is typically a mornay sauce, which is a cheese sauce instead of hollandaise.
Why is Eggs Benedict called Eggs Benedict?
There are several stories as to why an eggs Benedict is called an eggs Benedict. Most seem to believe that it was conceived in the kitchen of Delmonico’s in New York around 1860. Legend has it that Mr. and Mrs. LeGrand Benedict were frequent guests there and wanted something different, so the chef came up with the dish we know of today. Another myth is that since you use Canadian bacon on an English muffin that it is traitorous like the infamous Benedict Arnold.
What is Eggs Benedict made of?
Eggs Benedict are made up of two halves of an English muffin, Canadian bacon, a poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. It has been a staple American dish for over 160 years after its conception in Delmonico’s in New York.
What goes good with eggs Benedict?
Since eggs Benedict is a heavy, fatty dish some like to have a side salad with or roasted veggies. Of course, there are some that like roasted or pan-fried potatoes or grits.
It is all a matter of personal preference even though most tend to stay away from a side of toast or sausage as there is plenty of that in the eggs Benedict already.