Of all the joys of Christmas morning, a great breakfast has always been a part of ours.
Over the years, we’ve indulged in everything from Waffles to Pain Perdu (that’s French Toast to the rest of us). We have had plenty of wonderful egg dishes, of course. We’ve ventured into Mexico and even India for Christmas morning flavors. Some of our breakfasts come together the night before and some are last-minute events. But the one thing they have in common is not a lot of time in the kitchen. We chose these recipes to work this Christmas when we’re more likely to be Zooming Christmas breakfast than sharing it. But if by any chance, you have a larger family, just search under “Breakfast”. There’s a lot there. And a lot here.
Baked Eggs are about the simplest Breakfast of all.
The prep time here is virtually non-existent. It’s time in the oven that brings this recipe in about half an hour. A perfect amount of time to toast the Brioche bread to dip, buttered or not, into the glorious egg yolks.
You might want to click on Melissa Clark’s recipe just to find out what Girl Scout French Toast is.
Brioche gets a real boost in this recipe for ‘Pain Perdu’. It’s the Crème Brule that makes all the difference here. And if you’re a fan of Food Network’s “Chopped”, you will wonder why on earth the judges banned Pain Perdu from the program.
How about a perfect waffle? Light as air, with a slight tang of Buttermilk, a crisp crust yielding a tender center.
All that’s missing from this fantastic recipe for waffles is the Maple Syrup. Once you’ve discovered this recipe, it may well become part of a lot more meals than breakfast. There’s also a Gluten-Free version. Just search Gluten-Free Waffles.
We always loved “Feliz Navidad” so of course, we love this Mexican take on Christmas Breakfast.
This is a real eye-opener: Chorizo hash, in which fresh sausage is paired with onions, garlic, and potatoes. There’s a hint of pickled onion, a tablespoon or so of cheese topping a Corn Tortilla. The crowning glory is an Olive Oil-basted fried egg.
Finally, there’s one that’s a tribute to the amazing talents of the first Indian-born Chef to cook in a Fine Dining restaurant in New York City.
I leave it at that. You can read the story for yourself. Here’s to a Christmas filled with love and laughter and a toast to the start of the end and a New Year brimming with hope and happier days ahead.