Breakfast Anytime — Meatless Monday by Maria Russo in Recipes, August 13th, 2012
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Who says that you must eat breakfast only in the morning? After all, it’s the most important meal of the day and you should be able to enjoy it whenever you want. Spice up your usual lunch or dinner routines by cooking up breakfast-style dishes for late-day meals. Check out Food Network’s collection of sweet and savory breakfast plates that will wow your family in the morning, afternoon and nighttime.
Though some breakfast dishes, like bacon and eggs and corned beef and hash, revolve around their meaty ingredients, vegetarian breakfasts can be hearty, too, especially when they consist of more than just cereal and toast. Ina’s Roasted Vegetable Frittata from Food Network Magazine, for example, is deliciously rich but still light and fluffy, made with a batter of whipped eggs and a splash of half-and-half. Speckled with soft, sweet roasted zucchini and bell pepper, this easy-to-do frittata offers fresh bites of summertime flavors laced with nutty Gruyere cheese. Perhaps the best part of frittatas is that they don’t need to be flipped like omelets do. You can avoid potentially messy flops by first cooking the eggs on a stovetop then baking them until golden brown and puffy. Since the eggs will move straight from the stove to the oven, it’s important to cook the frittata in an ovenproof pan for an easy transition.
A go-to side to any egg dish, Ree Drummond’s five-star Breakfast Potatoes are a no-fail classic made with just a handful of ingredients. The Pioneer Woman first bakes the potatoes until they’re fork tender before she sautés them with fresh peppers and onions in a butter-oil mixture until crispy.
If sweet plates are more your style of breakfast fare, look no further than Food Network Magazine’s Berry-Topped Pancakes (pictured right), boasting a fruity finish of juicy raspberries and blueberries. Check out the magazine’s roundup of 50 Pancakes and Waffles to find more ways to dress up these classic breakfast treats.
Round out your meal with a Spiced Americano With Cinnamon Whipped Cream, a highest-rated coffee from Giada De Laurentiis. Whether you enjoy it as a wake-up cup of joe or after-dinner brew, this warm, fragrant coffee is comfort in a cup.
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