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Spice Up Your Boring Brunch With These Meal Ideas

August 19, 2015


Let’s face it; you haven’t really lived if you haven’t had a fun, memorable brunch with family or friends. And although this mid-morning meal is anything but boring, over time the menu items have the potential to get a little stale. Luckily we’ve whipped up a few fun recipes to bring your brunch basics back to life.

Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

In 6 minutes or less you can put a fresh spin on this classic dish.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ pound sliced smoked salmon
  • 12 eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Salt & fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 12 to 15 blades of fresh, finely chopped chives

Begin by whisking the eggs and cream together, and then adding ½ of your chives and the salt and pepper. Add the egg mixture to a frying pan over melted butter, and stir in all but two slices of salmon when the eggs have come together. Stir until the two are evenly mixed and remove from heat before the eggs become dry. Garnish the dish with the remaining salmon and chives while it’s still warm before serving.

English Muffin Breakfast Pizza

Sometimes you just need a reason to have pizza for breakfast. This recipe is one of those reasons.

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole-wheat English muffin, split
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 thin slice Canadian bacon, diced
  • ¼ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees, while lining a small baking sheet with foil. With your English muffins cut side up on the baking sheet, add tomato and olive oil drizzle to each half. Sprinkle the diced Canadian bacon, and top it off with mozzarella. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cheese melts and the muffins begin to brown. Garnish with chopped basil.

Crunchy Cinnamon French Toast

Because brunch isn’t really brunch without french toast.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ C milk
  • ⅓ C half-and-half
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ⅙ tsp. salt
  • 2 ½ C Cornflakes
  • ⅔ sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 8 slices of bread

With your oven preheated to 350 degrees, whisk eggs, milk, half-and-half, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a shallow baking dish. In a separate shallow dish, combine the Cornflakes and sliced almonds.

Melt ½ tablespoon of butter in a large pan or skillet, and coat two slices of bread in the egg mixture. Toss the slices in the Cornflake mixture, coating both sides, and place them evenly in the skillet over low heat.

Cook on each side for 3 minutes, and set aside on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining butter and bread slices. Bake entire sheet of bread slices for 10 minutes, and serve immediately or keep warm at 200 degrees.

Pre-Brunch: aka Breakfast

Nothing works up an appetite for brunch like enjoying a fresh, home-style breakfast at your neighborhood deli. Providing premium, all-natural products, we offer breakfast so fresh you’ll think you’re in your own kitchen. And you don’t even have to do the dishes. Check out our menu for more details.


Recognition

Best Deli award from Metro Magazine Best deli award from Spectator Magazine Best deli award from Indy Magazine Runner up award for best deli from Indy Magazine