Don’t let this 2010 Father’s Day come and go without making dad feel like the special man he is. Cook up one of these father’s day recipes and it is guaranteed that your dad will eat like a king.
Eggs Benedict with Filet Mignon
Eggs Benedict is normally topped with ham or bacon, however, there is no better meat topping for such an occasion than to include filet mignon on your father’s day brunch menu.
2 English muffins
3 cups water
4 Filet mignon steaks
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and Pepper
Hollandaise Sauce (See below)
1. Split the english muffins in half and toast. Set aside.
2. Boil water in a pan. Reduce to a simmer. Break 4 eggs into water and cook until set. Remove eggs and set aside.
3. Salt and pepper both sides of filets. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes on each side or until your desired doneness. Let sit 5 to 10 minutes.
4. Assemble your Eggs Benedict on individual plates by placing a filet on top of an english muffin half, adding a poached egg onto the filet, and drizzling with hollandaise sauce.
4 egg yolks
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 stick of butter, melted
You will also need a whisk, a stainless steel bowl, and a saucepan with simmering water.
1. Whisk egg yolks and lemon juice vigorously in a stainless steel bowl until it thickens up a bit.
2. Place the bowl over the sauce pan with simmering water while continuing to whisk vigorously. You can periodically remove the bowl from the top of the saucepan to cool the mixture down a bit to prevent the eggs from scrambling, but do not stop whisking.
3. Add melted butter one tablespoon at a time while still whisking until it is all incorporated.
4. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
Add a small fruit bowl and a fresh cup of coffee to complete this delicious meal.
Brunch Shish Kabob
What is great about this father’s day brunch idea is the ability to customize the shish kabob to include only your special guy’s favorite foods. Here is a simple recipe to get you started.
Potato, peeled, diced, and cooked
Sausage Links, cooked and sliced
Mandarin Oranges, separated into slices
Seedless grapes, whole
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Peel potatoes, cut into cubes, and boil until tender.
3. Brown sausage links in a skillet, drain grease, and slice into 1/2 inch pieces.
4. Cut your favorite cheese into cubes or buy pre-cubed cheese.
5. Peel and separate or buy canned mandarin orange slices.
6. Cut pineapple into cubes or buy cubed pineapples in a can.
7. Remove grapes from vine and wash.
8. Place potato, sausage, cheese, orange, pineapple, grape on skewer. Don’t forget to leave enough room to hold the skewer in your hand comfortably. With a sauce brush, brush all of the ingredients on the skewer with maple syrup. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes.
Place on a serving dish with the ends hanging off for easy grabbing.
The King Quiche
A hearty brunch dish with a bit of a kick, this quiche is perfect for serving this father’s day.
1 (9 inch) pie crusts, baked
5 slices bacon
1/4 pound ground sausage
1 pound Italian blend cheese, shredded
1 diced onion
1 diced jalapeno pepper
1/2 diced red pepper
2 minced cloves of garlic
2-1/2 eggs, beaten
1 cup half-and-half
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch cayenne pepper
4-5 drops of hot sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cook bacon slices in a skillet over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove from pan and crumble bacon up into little bits.
3. Cook sausage in a skillet until it is no longer pink. Drain grease.
4. Spread bacon and sausage out on the bottom of the pie crust. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Add onions, garlic, and peppers. Cover with the remaining cheese.
5. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, nutmeg, cayenne, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Pour mixture into the pie crust.6. Bake 45 to 55 minutes, until surface is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Serve with fresh juice.
Whichever brunch idea you decide to go with, remember the most important part of a father’s day brunch is enjoying the time spent with dad.