Breakfast on the Grill

Grill Tips, Grilling, Kelly B's 101, Side Dish

The most important meal of the day, coming to you hot off the grill. Just about everyone has a breakfast food they love, so why not take these recipes to the grill? This Saturday, spend a lazy morning in front of the coals.

First off, eggs. You can fry, scramble, poach, and boil eggs on the grill just as easy as over the stove. Create omelets or frittatas with ease. A grill-safe cast iron pan or pot can be used over indirect heat to create a delicious protein-filled dish that everyone loves.

Pancakes are just as easy. Using a flat, grill-safe pan, pour the batter onto the flat surface and use a metal spatula to turn the cakes once they begin to bubble around the edges. To add a smoky flavor, use wood chips and shut the cover of the grill for 1-2 minutes over low heat while the pancakes cook on the bottom. Top with maple syrup and enjoy.

Want some toast? No problem, just fire up the grill. Using a grill-safe pan, spread butter on a slice of whole wheat or sourdough and place the bread on the pan over indirect heat for about five minutes. Shut the cover to capture a smokey essence. If you love to see grill marks, place the toast directly on the coals, using metal tongs, for about 30 seconds on each side. Top with jam or jelly and eat up!

What about fruit? Check out my blog about five delicious fruits you can grill. Here’s an extra: avocado. Yes, it’s considered a fruit. Cut your avocado in half and remove the stone. Add a drizzle of lime juice and paint the two halves with olive oil. Place each half cut-side down for 2-3 minutes or until you see grill marks. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve.

Last but not least, everyone’s favorite: bacon. It might sound messy but there’s an easy way to get the job done. Line a grill-safe pan with aluminum foil and place your bacon on the pan over indirect heat for about 10 minutes, or a little longer if you like your strips crispy. Shut the grill cover to trap the smoky flavor. Use tongs to remove the strips and let the pan cool before removing the aluminum foil.

Add a little champagne to your orange juice for a morning mimosa or mix yourself a bloody mary (and add in a strip of grilled bacon) to make this meal complete.

Don’t forget the toast!

Here’s to late nights
Full of drinks and stories
That lead to sleeping in
And grilled breakfast in the morning.