The Table Set guys have been mighty busy!
Greg was just in Alaska learning all about Alaska Seafood, and cooking it up too. His Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon Sliders were a hit – if only he had gotten the date of the party that they were for right. Whoops!
No roof above Nathan’s head means indefinite date night until the construction is through (oh, shucks). And it’s just another day for Andy, which means another crazy Pirate Pizza Party at work.
Speaking of work, Andy has invited his kitchen assistant Brian to join the conversation this week. They are planning an inventive breakfast-for-dinner cook-off menu, and are teeming to preview their ideas. Which, really, is a wonder how the boys have eluded indulging in full-on brunch action since their 6th episode (Put An Egg On It!). But Greg would like to differentiate – This is not brunch, this is breakfast, anytime.
Everyone agrees, Egg in the Hole is a big winner. Nathan gives props to (the aptly named) EGG in Brooklyn for their cheesy version Eggs Rothko.
Up the ante with Eggs in Jail (pic up top) by adding oppressive bars of delicious bacon, or like Andy and Brian go with, oh I dunno, rabbit organs!!!
Of course egg is also the ultimate condiment, as in Greg’s classic Asparagus Mimosa. (Thankfully no, not a beverage.)
But really, breakfast is all about comfort. And who knows comfort food better than Betty Crocker??
Applying vintage Betty recipes to our topic at hand, Andy fittingly drew the “Mainstays Without Meat” card. Abandoning her nut loaf and… white fish, Andy instead waxed on his late night “Tempeh Hippie Hash” at his hometown hang the Fleetwood Diner.
Brian opts for a meat-free omelet filled with Brussels Sprouts browned in butter, caramelized onions, garlic and cream cheese. Or rainbow carrots glazed in coconut oil. For breakfast? You bet!
But what about french fry omelets and shrimp n’ grits poutine?? Double YES!!
Two words: Chicken & Waffles. Greg doesn’t get it! But clearly Andy’s friend the Waffleizer does. First step, leggo that Eggo.
Good news! Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles uses real chickens! Hooray!
Nathan’s favorite C&W to date might be at Emeril’s in New Orleans. Their fried organic chicken is layered on the plate with sweet corn Belgian waffles, watermelon slaw and Crystal hot sauce syrup. Insanity.
Another universal breakfast anytime is, of course, the Breakfast Burrito. Respect! The best is at a tiny Valley haunt called the Corner Cottage. Worth the wait!
Biscuits n’ Gravy: True or False?
What’s your favorite breakfast anytime dish?
(Chocolate chip pancakes are a totally acceptable answer.)