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:

  1. Use a good non-stick pan.
  2. 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.
  3. Use the freshest eggs possible as the whites and yolk will hold their shape longest.
  4. 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):

  1. Heat the pan to medium heat but not too much oil as when you are flipping the eggs, it can burn your arm.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Scrambled:

  1. Break the eggs directly into a cold frying pan.
  2. Add a dollop of butter and heat the pan over low-medium heat.
  3. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. Close the oven door. Turn the oven on to 400°F. Walk away.
  3. 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.
  4. Allow the bacon fat to solidify on the baking sheet, then crumple the foil around it toss in the garbage.

Making Pancakes

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

  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the egg and milk, then add it to flour mix in step 1, stirring until just smooth.
  3. Stir in butter.
  4. Grease a griddle or non-stick pan with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat for about ten minutes.
  6. Pour some batter into the pan.
  7. 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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