Eggland’s Best Announces Southeast Semi-Finalists in the “America’s Best Family Recipe” Contest 2020

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J. — From coast to coast, Eggland’s Best (EB) called on Americans to share their tastiest original family recipes for the chance to take home the grand prize in the “America’s Best Family Recipe” Contest 2020. Today, Eggland’s Best has announced the “Best in State” semi-finalists from the Southeast, who are now eligible to earn the title of America’s Best Family Recipe.

Eggland’s Best is now calling on EB fans across the country to help determine which Southeast recipe will rise to the top and be named “Best in Region,” earning the chance to win the $10,000 Grand Prize. “Best in Region” prize winners will each receive $1,000 and a year’s supply of Eggland’s Best eggs. “Best in State” winners will also receive a prize from Eggland’s Best, and bonus category winners will receive $500. From now through September 2, consumers can visit and vote for their favorite Southeast recipe.

“It’s been so amazing to see the recipes that are special to each family and how they’re able to incorporate Eggland’s Best superior nutrition, taste and freshness into each dish,” said Charlie Lanktree, CEO of Eggland’s Best. “Especially during this time, spending time in the kitchen and enjoying family recipes is a great way to connect with loved ones. We’re excited to see which recipe will win this year’s America’s Best Family Recipe Contest!”

With dishes ranging from a delicious Smoky Southern Oven-Fried Chicken to Cheddar Chive Waffle Sandwiches with Ham and Butter, the “Best in State” recipes from the Southeast include:

  • Alabama: Mary M. – Smoky Southern Oven-Fried Chicken
  • Florida: Nada P. – Ruska Salata
  • Georgia: Samantha H. – Viennese Kaiserschmarrn with Berry Compote and Caramelized Onions
  • Kentucky: Donna G. – Wacky Fruit Cake
  • Mississippi: Ella H. – Cajun Crawfish Omelet
  • North Carolina: Debra H. – Eggland’s Best Carolina-Style BBQ Quesadillas
  • South Carolina: Mary L. – Scotch Egg Wedges
  • Tennessee: Lisa B. – Muffaletta Strata
  • Virginia: Kim V. – Cheddar Chive Waffle Sandwiches with Ham and Butter
  • West Virginia: Jeannette N. – Vanilla Maple Peach Pie Cream Cheese Petites

Once the “Best in Region” recipes are determined, fan votes combined with a panel of judges, including co-host of Food Network’s “The Kitchen,” Jeff Mauro, and Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Dawn Jackson Blatner, will then help determine the Grand Prize Winner.

“I’m so excited that I get to help judge the unique recipe submissions in this year’s Contest,” said Mauro. “As a dad and Chef, I always reach for Eggland’s Best eggs to add freshness and nutrition to my recipes. Eggland’s Best eggs are the only choice for my family!”

“I’m looking forward to reviewing the mouthwatering recipe entries from across the U.S.,” said Blatner. “While taste is always a huge factor for these recipes, I’m also really looking forward to reading the family stories behind the recipes and finding out why they also love Eggland’s Best eggs.”

Cast your vote! Visit to vote for your favorite Southeast recipe.

Compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland’s Best eggs contain six times more vitamin D, 25% less saturated fat, more than double the Omega-3s, ten times more vitamin E, and more than double the vitamin B12. The superior nutrition of Eggland’s Best 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, independent testing has revealed that Eggland’s Best eggs have stronger shells than ordinary eggs, which leads to less breakage and helps them stay fresher longer. Eggland’s Best’s patented method of production and verification ensures that every Eggland’s Best egg has these superior qualities.

Eggland’s Best eggs have been the recipient of more than 100 awards and honors for the product’s superior taste, nutrition, freshness and variety. For more information on Eggland’s Best eggs and delicious recipes, visit

About Eggland’s Best Eggs

Eggland’s Best is the #1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of vitamins D, B12, E, B5 and riboflavin. EB eggs have six times more vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3s, 10 times more vitamin E and 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs.  Eggland’s Best’s patented method of production and verification ensures that every Eggland’s Best egg has these superior qualities. Independent testing has also confirmed that Eggland’s Best eggs stay fresher longer than ordinary eggs. The distinctive “EB” stamp on the shell assures consumers and food service customers that EB eggs meet the highest production and safety standards. 

Eggland’s Best was voted “America’s Most Trusted Egg Brand” by American shoppers in the BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards, “America’s Most Recommended™ Eggs” by women in the Women’s Choice Awards, and “Product of the Year.”  In addition, Eggland’s Best has received more than 100 awards and honors from such trusted publications as Prevention Magazine, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Taste of Home, Women’s Health, and many others.

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, organic hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, hard-cooked snacks, and are certified Kosher. For more information, visit