Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? Seriously – I could happily eat breakfast for every meal.
Weekend dinner nights seem to be the ones that are prone to turning into breakfast for dinner here, but really, breakfast for dinner is good any night of the week.
Here are some of our favorite recipes for “breakfast foods” – be them for dinner, or for a real breakfast:
Grandma Rock’s Pancakes (family recipe) – this batter works great for waffles as well
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 T. sugar
1 T. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. oil
2 c. milk
Directions: Preheat griddle to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour onto heated skillet, and flip over once there are bubbles that form, pop, and then stay “empty” (see below). Cook on other side until browned to your liking. Enjoy!
*The original recipe has you separate the eggs, put the yolks in the batter, and beat the egg whites. Then you fold the egg whites into the batter. We have found that they still get nice and fluffy if you just beat everything together for awhile, and then it is not an extra step. They still are super tasty either way.
Homemade Pancake Syrup (from allrecipes.com)
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. water
1/2 c. light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. maple flavoring
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Directions: In a saucepan, combine the sugars, water and corn syrup and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 7 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in maple flavoring and vanilla. Cool for 15 minutes. We store the remaining syrup in a container in the refrigerator.
This recipe is legit – it has the perfect consistency (in our opinion – it’s not thick like the store kind, but has a little more substance than some homemade ones we have tried), and it tastes fantastic.
Breakfast Potatoes (slightly modified from Our Best Bites)
4 medium baking potatoes (or more – we sometimes fudge on that one)
1 small onion, minced
1/4 c. salted butter
Pepper and salt, to taste (Kosher salt is great)
Directions: Bring a medium or large pot of water to a boil. While you are doing this, cut your potatoes into bite-sized cubes. Once the water is boiling, add your potatoes and cook for 5 minutes, or until potatoes are slightly softened, but not totally cooked. Drain and set aside.
Heat a large skillet (we use an electric one) over medium heat. Add the butter. After butter is melted, add your onion and cook for 1 minute. Add your potatoes in a single layer and cook for 3-4 minutes. DO NOT STIR THEM AROUND. Please. :) Sprinkle some salt, pepper, and a couple of dashes of Tabasco. Flip your potatoes, trying to get as many to flip at once as you can. This is just to minimize your potato touching.
Cook for another 3-4 minutes and give them a test to see if they are done and how your seasonings are. You can add more salt, pepper or Tabasco at this point, if desired. If they are still not done, flip them as before, and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Repeat cycle until they are done.
*These are also legit – they are so tasty! The original recipe calls for up to 20 shakes of Tabasco – 4 shakes about does me in and gives me heartburn for the rest of the night. It is all up to your preference. We usually moderate to around 3 – enough to have a “kick”, but not so much that you feel pain rather than have the sensation of taste.
There you go – add some scrambled eggs and you have breakfast for dinner. Enjoy!!