CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- From coast to coast, Americans from all over the country submitted their state-inspired recipes for a chance to be named the best recipe in America in the Eggland's Best "America's Best Recipe Contest." Today, Eggland's Best has announced the Southeast semi-finalist recipes that will compete for the title of "Best in Region."
Eggland's Best is calling on all fans to help them determine which recipe will be named "Best in Region," and have the chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize. Whether their favorite Southeast recipe is Southern Blueberry Cake, Lemony Crab Dutch Baby with Béarnaise Mushroom Sauce, or one of the other delicious and nutritious dishes, fans can visit the Eggland's Best website and vote for their favorite now through July 29, 2016.
"We are excited to reveal the Southeast semi-finalists to the public and are thrilled to have such a wonderful mix of creative recipes submitted by both our loyal fans and our new EB fans," said Charlie Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland's Best. "With 5 times more vitamin D and 25 percent less saturated fat than ordinary eggs, Eggland's Best eggs have a superior nutritional profile that makes it easy to elevate the nutrition and taste of any recipe. We hope to inspire people with these impressive recipes as they think of new ways to enjoy the great taste and health benefits of EB eggs."
With recipes featuring Alabama Gulf shrimp, fresh peaches from Georgia, and West Virginia Morel mushrooms, the "Best in Region" semi-finalist recipes from the Southeast include:
Alabama – Lori S. – Yummy, Yammy Egg Foo Yung, Southern Style
Florida – Josee L. – Lemony Crab Dutch Baby with Béarnaise Mushroom Sauce
Georgia – Liz B. – Peach Popovers
Kentucky – Kayla D. – The Bluegrass Burger
Mississippi – Shirley R. – Over-the-Top Sweet Potato Sausage Balls
North Carolina – Debbi B. – Streusel Topped Autumn Harvest Muffins
South Carolina – Christine G. – Southern Blueberry Cake
Tennessee – Carla C. – Peach Custard Ice Cream
Virginia – Lauren K. – Brunch in the Commonwealth Casserole
West Virginia – Ilyana K. – Mountain Men's Pepperoni Rolls
Once the "Best in Region" recipes from across the U.S. are selected and announced, fans will once again be asked to take part in some friendly competition and vote for the recipe they believe should be named the Grand Prize Winner and earn the title of "America's Best Recipe." The Grand Prize winner will be awarded $10,000 and a year's supply of Eggland's Best eggs, "Best in Region" winners will receive $1,000 each and State winners will receive prizes from Eggland's Best.
"I am so grateful to have been named the winner of the 2014 Eggland's Best "Your Best Recipe" Contest, and with such a delicious lineup of competitors, can't wait to see who will win this year's contest," says Lidia Haddadian of California who entered and won with her Chorizo Tostada Bites in 2014. "As a long-time loyal fan, I know that Eggland's Best eggs are simply superior in nutrition, freshness and taste, and I hope that people will be as excited as I am to try these extraordinary regional dish recipes."
Compared to regular eggs, Eggland's Best eggs contain 25 percent less saturated fat, five times more vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E and three times more vitamin B12. Eggland's Best's impressive nutritional value is due to its proprietary all-vegetarian hen feed that contains healthy grains, canola oil and a wholesome supplement of rice bran, alfalfa, sea kelp and Vitamin E. In addition, a recent independent study showed that Eggland's Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs.
Eggland's Best (EB) is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of Vitamins D, B12, and E, and a good source of Vitamin B5 and Riboflavin. EB eggs have five times more Vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3, 10 times more Vitamin E and 25 percent less saturated fat than ordinary eggs.
The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers and food service customers that the eggs meet the highest production and safety standards. Eggland's Best was voted "America's Most Trusted Egg Brand" by American shoppers in the 2016 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, "America's Most Recommended™ Eggs" by women in the 2016 Women's Choice Awards, and has received numerous awards from Prevention Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Women's Health, and many others.
In 2014, Eggland's Best was also awarded "Product of the Year" in the egg category by Product of the Year USA. Eggland's Best's hens are fed a strictly controlled, proprietary, high-quality all-vegetarian diet, which results in a better tasting, more nutritious egg that stays fresher longer. EB eggs are available in large, extra-large, jumbo, cage free, organic, hard-cooked, cage free hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, and are certified Kosher. For more information, visit www.egglandsbest.com.