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post #1 of 16
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I'm expected to prepare breakfast for some friends, using their gas grill. I need you guys' help coming up with ideas of breakfast foods that can be grilled / served along with grilled items?

 

Being French I have a hard time thinking of breakfast as something other than bread, butter and jam! eek.gif

 

I need some savory inspiration! Thanks guys. 

post #2 of 16

OK, grill only:

  • Grilled tomatoes
  • Grilled mushrooms, portabella, etc.
  • Grilled peaches, pineapple, nectarines, etc.
  • Grilled sausage, patties, links, bacon, ham, cube steaks, chicken cutlets...
  • Grilled bread, toast
  • Grilled pizza
  • Grilled zucchini, patty pan, crookneck

 

If you have a saute pan/griddle, other options might be:

  • Crepes, pancakes, blintzes...
  • Eggs, fried, scrambled, omelets, Eggs Benedict, etc.
  • Pain Perdu

 

With a covered grill, you could also do bread puddings, breakfast quiches, other "baked" dishes

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post #3 of 16

You could do a grilled pizza, but take it breakfasty with some sausage or bacon and eggs. Cheese of course.

 

Slip a fry pan on the grill and fry what you want while you toast bagels, english muffins on the grill. A flame kissed benedict with maybe a fried soft yolk egg would be  good. Toast the muffin and canadian bacon on the grill.

 

Precook some waffles, then toast them to crispy pefection on the grill.

 

Sausages, both link and patty shapes.

 

Use a pastry shell or a stiffish sweet cake base and make a grilled fruit tart. Toast the cake base as well as the fruits with sweet rub.  Bind it with a thick creme anglaise perhaps.  The tart shell Hubert Keller makes here would do the job. http://www.hubertkeller.com/recipes/mod/recipe_316tartauxFruits.html

 

I could see the appeal in offering a lightly smoked strata even, but you might not have equipment or time for that to cook.

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post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys, great ideas. 

 

I must add that I will not have access to griddle, pans, flat tops of any kind.. so it's really just grilling and/or cold items. 

 

I like the grilled mushrooms and tomatoes so far, toasting bread on the grill is a great idea also, I could buy a few sausage links and we're somewhere already.... Phil, english muffins are a great idea, perhaps grill some ham and make a sandwhich... wonder if an egg would cook if I break it just on top of the muffin... nah, too risky. biggrin.gif

post #5 of 16

An Old school idea might be a Toad in the Hole ( toast with the centre cut out and an egg cracked into the centre ) - a twist on that could be to hollow out a slice of bread and fill the centre with an omelet mix , there is a flat plate section right ? 

My posts are different , I speak in cm , Celsius , kilo's and call stuff weird names like Glad Wrap , Bicarb , Capsicum & Gravox . Might take you a little while to get my lingo but we're basically speaking the same language 

 

http://sneakykitchen.com/Glossary/translations.htm

 

Good onya...

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My posts are different , I speak in cm , Celsius , kilo's and call stuff weird names like Glad Wrap , Bicarb , Capsicum & Gravox . Might take you a little while to get my lingo but we're basically speaking the same language 

 

http://sneakykitchen.com/Glossary/translations.htm

 

Good onya...

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post #6 of 16

You could actually cook an egg on the bread or muffin, but you'd at least need a domed lid over it to contain the heat.

If you have nothing but tongs and spatula available, then youre extremely limited for breakfast fare--

breads, jams, fruit etc. However, you CAN do things like fresh made french toast on the open grill. In fact it's very good that way.licklips.gif

post #7 of 16

Butter foil and make a little dish out of it, crack eggs into it and cook to desired done level. Can dome with foil to set the tops. can make omlets this way too. Meats can all be grilled normally including bacon, just watch for flareups.

post #8 of 16
For me, besides a mandatory strong café au lait i would grill sliced croissants filled with a little butter, cheese and ham. Quick, light and delicious. I can´t even imagine a breakfast with sausages or mushrooms or etcetera as suggested here. Not my pick, but you get the idea:
 

 

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post #9 of 16

Zut alors!  Of course you can use a griddle.  Buy a Lodge (or cheaper) stove top griddle and put in the grill.  Sechel!

 

BDL

post #10 of 16

Rib-eye, rare. That and a beer. The breakfast of champions. biggrin.gif

 

On a more serious note - slice some beef filet or entrecote very thinly, grill it just enough to get some maillard going on the outside, put it on toast with grilled tomato, mushrooms and onions. 

 

If you can, just pack a cast iron pan - they work great on the grill and you can add some eggs.

post #11 of 16
You could probably pick up a cheap pan at a low price at a local store so then it's not a big deal if it messes up on the fire (or if you have cast Iron that works too) that's what I've done for when I go camping and only have a grate to cook over. Cook a few vegetables over the fire (peppers tomatoes mushrooms) maybe a little sausage. get a bit of a char on it slice it up and cook it in an omelette or a scramble in the cheap pan. If not sausage works well, as well as toast on the grill can be incredibly delicious if done right.

Also as someone said earlier if you don't have a pan foil is extremely effective. (Just make sure it doesn't fly away rolleyes.gif done that.)

Good luck! Although I have a strong feeling you have already cooked, curious to see how it turns/ed out
post #12 of 16

Tomato Egg Cups are great.  Hollow out as many vine ripe tomatoes as you need servings. Crack 1 large egg in each hollowed out tomato and sprinkle with salt & pepper.  Close grill cover and cook for about 5 min on med direct heat (until egg partially sets).    top with shredded cheese (cheddar or anything you prefer) grill closed another 2-3 minutes.  Garnish with chopped scallions.  Serve with strips of toast for dipping.

post #13 of 16

Some hasselback potatoes, maybe jazz them up a bit. in between some thin slices of onion, butter, rosemary , s&p. Maybe use smaller potatoes. Wrap in foil, these you can make ahead of time and finish them off there. a thought.

 

700 You can even slide some bacon in there...........Oh mon dieu !

 

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post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by petalsandcoco View Post

Some hasselback potatoes

I recently discovered those and thought I'd have to give them a try soon (but never thought of them as a breakfast item). I liked your ideas to jazz them up, great!

 

Well it's not like it was supposed to be a very fancy breakfast... I ended up grilling some mushrooms, tomatoes, brats, toasting some bread rolls on the grill, served with mustard. One friend couldn't help but open a beer (!!!) because he said I had cooked "beer food". lol.gif

post #15 of 16

Interesting potato idea, wonder how it would work skin on? These smoke baked on my Traeger to go with bison back ribs would be great!

post #16 of 16

Another winner potato idea. Thanks.

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