Photo: TheBittenWord.com, Flickr
According to legend, eggs Benedict were created to please two regular patrons -- Mr. and Mrs. LeGrand Benedict -- who complained that Delmonico's in Manhattan had no new offerings on its lunch menu. The attentive maitre d' and Mrs. Benedict supposedly sat down to discuss options, coming up with a base of toasted English muffin halves individually topped with Canadian bacon or sliced ham, poached eggs and a dollop of hollandaise.
The classic eggs Benedict recipe pictured here by The Bitten Word is a simple concoction, with the only minor challenge being perfectly mounded poached eggs. But fret not -- adding vinegar to boiling water at a ratio of one cup vinegar to eight cups water will help the eggs stay compact, forming the perfectly sized bundles to top an English muffin.
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