Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day Breakfast

This should really be called Gramp's Breakfast. My Gramps ate this every Saturday, and most Saturdays I was with my Granny and Gramps eating with them. I used to think it was gross how the egg was runny, until I tried it!!!
This was what I made Sunday morning for my great hubby, an awesome father to our 2 crazy kids!!
Eggs, sunny side up
maple bacon
Granny toast

The bacon takes the longest, so get that going first. I placed the bacon on a cooling rack, with a baking sheet underneath it, to catch the grease.
Then, brush it with maple syrup. My hubby loves maple bacon, but we didn't have any and I remembered my Dad telling me about brushing the bacon with maple syrup for a more intense maple flavor.
Bake the bacon at 375 or 400 for about 30 minutes.
Put a pat of butter in a skillet at medium heat. Crack the egg, sprinkle with salt. Cook the egg white all the way through, but don't turn over- you don't want the yolk to cook through.
The Granny toast- My Granny always broiled her toast.
Butter the toast on one side, and turn the oven to broil.
Broil for just a minute or two. Don't forget about it and keep checking it!!!
It only takes a minute or two, really.
The buttered side gets toasty, and the other side stays soft. YUM!
The bacon was really good, very sweet. If you only want a hint of maple syrup, just brush it once. I brushed it 3 times, and it was sticky and sweet!! Really yummy, but maybe too sweet for some. I love making breakfast, and this is one of my favorites. It was a hit!!


Deborah said...

I love the maple bacon idea. My boys love to dip their bacon in syrup when we have pancakes, so I know they would just gobble up your maple bacon!! Thanks for the idea.

Heidi said...

This looks wonderful. I think my family would even eat this for a breakfast for supper night. Yum :)

Megan said...

I made a bacon candy where you dip the bacon in brown sugar/chili spice and bake it. Soo good. But I also saw this version that I want to try. But I saw it with a little dijon mustard (just a little)mixed in with the maple syrup. Now I want some! ;)

D Root said...

You just fixed one of my favorite breakfasts. I guess I just love a "manly" type breakfast. :) My FAVORITE way to have toast is this way you described. "Toaster toast" - yuck! Too hard and crunchy. This way, the back is so nice and soft and the buttered side nice and melty. Yum! Top that off with some homemade blackberry jelly. The best!

icook said...

Deborah- let me know if you try it and what your boys think.

Heidi- I love breakfast for dinner!!

Megan- dijon mustard goes great with honey or syrup, I bet that would be good.

Ms. D- This is one of my favorite breakfasts, too. That is why I was ALL too happy to make it for my hubby on Father's Day!! And the toast is to die for!!! Homemade blackberry jelly?? LOVE IT! Let me know if you ever want to be a "guest blogger" on icook. I would be honored!!