Get Your Day Started With One of These Classic Egg Dishes
Whether or not breakfast is the most important meal of the day is up for debate, but what might be a more important discussion is whether or not it is the most delicious. That could be a matter of taste, of course, but in the meantime lets take a look at some popular egg dishes—which are also a big hit in the morning—to get some evidence. Eggs are simple items that make a delicious and healthy breakfast easy to prepare and fun to eat at any Ben & Florentine franchise for sale.
Perhaps the most classic and most popular breakfast staple across the Atlantic Ocean. Obviously, the dish started in Europe: after all, “omelette” is a French term that first started to appear in common vernacular around the mid 16th century, though it has roots dating as far back to “alumelle” and “alumete” from the 14th century.
A basic omelette is just whole eggs with a splash of milk or cream, whisked or beaten rapidly to aerate the solution. When bubbles appear it is time to rapidly cook the liquid, folding it on top of itself.
The word may be French, but you can find versions of this dish in many culinary traditions. And, since its inception, the “omelette” now comes in many forms in restaurants around the world. Many add vegetables or cheese (or both) to introduce more flavors and nutritional value to this very simple dish.
A traditional eggs benedict consists of an English muffin cut in half and toasted with grilled Canadian bacon and a poached egg on each half. All of this is topped with light, zesty Hollandaise sauce and chives (for garnish). The dish first grew to popularity in New York City many years ago but quickly grew in fame and spread to many other parts of the country and all over the world.
The best thing about the eggs benedict is its simplicity. The recipe is simple and the dish is exquisite and that leaves a lot of room for slight variations that can add more depth of flavors. Some might substitute hickory smoked bacon for the Canadian bacon while others might add spinach and tomato. In some restaurants you can find egg benedict menu items with different types of cheeses or toast.