Steak and eggs – the quintessential American brunch dish. It combines two unlikely items, a rich, juicy steak and the everyday, commonplace egg.
As a high-protein dish, it’s no wonder it was created by a bodybuilder back in the 1950s. Vince Gironda was known to be the original creator of this dish during a time when low-carb dieting was being introduced to society. Vince Gironda was an American competitive bodybuilder who competed from the late 1940’s until the early 60’s.
He was also a trainer to stars such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cher, Clint Eastwood, and Denzil Washington.
The diet is an old-school bodybuilding plan which is very high in protein, moderate to high fat, and low in carbohydrates. It brought attention to the rise of the low-carb diet long before the Atkins, keto, or paleo diet. Steak and eggs is also the traditional NASA astronaut’s breakfast, first served to Alan Shepard before his flight on May 5, 1961.
Various types of beefsteaks can be used, such as rib eye, strip, sirloin and flank. There are many variations of the dish as well, as it can be prepared as a sandwich, egg’s benedict, omelette, and etc. While the eggs are usually sunnyside, they can be scrambled or poached as well. The great thing about this dish is that it could be left to your own interpretation. You can add any vegetables you like to bring color to the dish or keep it simple with the basic steak and eggs.
At LB Steak, we offer a specialized steak brunch that includes:
6oz Filet Mignon
12oz New York Strip
14oz Boneless Ribeye
With of course – sunnyside eggs!