Savor your leisurely weekend mornings with crispy waffles or a fluffy omelette — here are some of our favorites.
|Breakfast Strata Lorraine
Inspired by the ingredients in a classic quiche Lorraine, this do-ahead breakfast dish is great when you’re entertaining a crowd. Assemble the strata the night before and refrigerate, then bake the next morning.
|Farmers’ Breakfast Sandwiches with Berkshire Pork Sausage
Pork sausage patties, cheddar cheese and over-easy eggs are tucked inside toasted English muffins to create these satisfying sandwiches. Serve for a casual weekend brunch with a fresh fruit salad on the side.
The subtle crunch of cornmeal gives johnnycakes great texture and a bit of heft. This version, with crisp bits of bacon and sharp cheddar cheese and served with honey or syrup, makes a delightful sweet-and-salty breakfast treat.
|Baked Eggs with Spinach and Prosciutto
Here, eggs are baked in a nest of spinach, prosciutto and cream for a presentation that’s elegant enough for brunch entertaining. Serve with toasted bread or English muffins for dipping into the buttery yolks.
|Steel-Cut Oats with Honeyed Pears and Glazed Pecans
Steel-cut oats take longer to cook than regular oatmeal, but they’re well worth the effort. Top with crunchy sugared pecans and cinnamon-coated pears, and you’ll be in oatmeal heaven.
|Grilled Croque Madame
The grilled ham-and-cheese sandwich with béchamel sauce, known as a croque monsieur, is a perennial favorite at French brasseries and bistros. When crowned with a fried egg, it becomes a rich croque madame.
|Breakfast Hash with Bell Pepper and Swiss Chard
This hash makes an easy one-pot meal, combining plenty of vegetables with breakfast sausage. Top with fried eggs for the ultimate finishing touch.
|Cheese-and-Marmalade French Toast Sandwiches
If you grew up eating plain French toast made from generic white bread, this decadent stacked version filled with cream cheese and marmalade is a revelation.
|Potato, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos
There are so many variations on the theme of eggs and tortillas that it’s hard to pick a favorite. When you want something especially hearty, try this version, which includes panfried potatoes. The fresh salsa is essential.
|Eggs Florentine with Savory Waffles and Herbed Hollandaise
In this delicious twist on eggs Florentine, we swap in savory waffles for the traditional English muffins. Fresh parsley lends color and flavor to the hollandaise sauce, and crispy hash browns round out the menu.
|French Toast with Caramelized Bananas
Our contemporary French toast is a descendant of pain perdu (literally “lost bread”), popularized in the kitchens of New Orleans. This luscious version is topped with caramelized bananas.
|Mushroom Omelette with Fontina and Thyme
The earthy flavors of mushroom, thyme and fontina cheese make a wonderful combination in an omelette. Serve with thick slices of artisan bread, brushed with extra-virgin olive oil and toasted under the broiler.