For many dads, preparing the Saturday morning bacon and eggs is common practice, mainly because most of the other recipes in our repertoire require emptying the package contents into a bowl of boiling water.
DadGab.com has compiled the best methods for making the perfect breakfast, including delicious eggs, easy oven-cooked bacon and fluffy pancakes. Follow the instructions below and you’ll be making breakfast like a pro. Be prepared to have your family ask for more of “Daddy’s special eggs”.
How to Cook The Perfect Egg
Sunny side up:
- Use a good non-stick pan.
- Heat it on a low heat and add butter or oil. For perfect whites, use clarified butter. Regular butter contains impurities and milk solids which can brown the whites.
- Use the freshest eggs possible as the whites and yolk will hold their shape longest.
- If the thick white around yolk is still jiggly, it’s not yet done – give it a bit longer.
Sunny side down (or eggs over easy):
- Heat the pan to medium heat but not too much oil as when you are flipping the eggs, it can burn your arm.
- When cracking the eggs, make sure the yolks are as close together as possible. To do this, position the tip of the egg in the same direction when cracking.
- Cook until whites are about 75% cooked. Before flipping, make sure the eggs aren’t sticking to the pan. If they are sticking, add more oil.
- Once the eggs are flipped, leave them as the the yolks need time to set or they will break. Flip them back over after 30 seconds.
- Break the eggs directly into a cold frying pan.
- Add a dollop of butter and heat the pan over low-medium heat.
- Using a spatula, stir the eggs often to combine the yolks with the whites. The eggs will take about 4-5 minutes to scramble – they should still be soft and quite lumpy. Don’t let them get too hot – keep moving the pan off and back on the heat.
How to Cook Bacon In the Oven.
- Line a baking sheet with foil (this makes clean-up easier). Lay the bacon on the baking sheet in a single layer. The bacon can be close together, but don’t let it overlap or the bacon will stick during cooking. Place the baking sheet on the center rack of a cold oven.
- Close the oven door. Turn the oven on to 400°F. Walk away.
- Check on bacon in 17 to 20 minutes later. Remove the bacon from the oven and use tongs to transfer it to a paper-lined platter to drain and finish crisping.
- Allow the bacon fat to solidify on the baking sheet, then crumple the foil around it toss in the garbage.
Pancake Recipe Ingredients (Serves four):
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 egg, beaten lightly
1 ½ cups milk
2 tbsp butter, melted
- Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mix the egg and milk, then add it to flour mix in step 1, stirring until just smooth.
- Stir in butter.
- Grease a griddle or non-stick pan with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
- Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat for about ten minutes.
- Pour some batter into the pan.
- Cook the first side until bubbles form on top, usually about three minutes; then flip and cook other side until it, too, is brown, about two minutes.
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