Creamed eggs on toast facts for kids
Creamed eggs on toast is an American breakfast dish. It consists of toast or biscuits covered in a gravy made from béchamel sauce and chopped hard-boiled eggs. The gravy is often flavored with various seasonings, such as black pepper, garlic powder, celery salt, Worcestershire sauce, sherry, chopped parsley and/or chopped chives. The Joy of Cooking recommends making the bechamel with 1⁄2 cream and 1⁄2 chicken stock and adding capers or chopped pickle. As with many other dishes covered in light-colored sauce, a sprinkle of paprika or cayenne is often added as decoration.
The dish is sometimes used as a way to use up leftovers. Common additions include chopped ham, veal, chicken, lobster, cooked asparagus and peas.
Variations include Eggs Goldenrod, made by reserving the yolks and sprinkling them over the dish after the cream sauce has been poured on the toast, and Eggs à la Bechamel, substituting croutons fried in butter for the toast and poached or soft-boiled eggs for the hard-boiled eggs. In this case, the cooked eggs are placed on the croutons and the sauce poured over both.
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