Grilling for Breakfast
A delicious breakfast starts on the grill! Yes, you can prepare many of your favorite breakfast foods –including bacon, sausage, and eggs on the grill, along with some not-so-common morning time delights. Why mess up your pots and pans preparing a big meal when you can savor it right off the grill?
Preparing breakfast items on the grill might seem to be a difficult, time-consuming task, but this is entirely untrue! It is simple and easy to prepare these delicious favorites, and here we will get you started, so you don’t miss another grilled breakfast opportunity.
Preparing Eggs on the Grill
You’re probably wondering how you’ll prepare runny eggs on a grill without making a mess. The answer is simple – use a metal pan or a potato! Yes, a potato with a thin cap cut from the side and hollowed out is an excellent hollow for your eggs to sit and cook. Simply crack your egg inside of the potato and put the cap back on. This is the ‘lid.’ Now you’ll place it onto the grill and wait. It takes an egg, grilled in a potato about 15 – 20 minutes to cook. When the egg is ready, you will notice that steam is coming out of the side. This is the moisture inside seeping out, and this process helps the egg cook. It is also an indication that the egg is ready for you to enjoy. Don’t worry about the potato after you’re done cooking. It is likely to be charred, but this is normal. You’re after the goodness inside, after all, and not the actual potato!
Grilled Sausage: A Tasty Way to Start the Day
What better to pair with your eggs than sausage? One rule to remember when preparing sausage is that the grill cannot be too hot. If it is too hot, the sausage will burn on the outside and be raw in the middle. It is also likely to burst open, creating a nasty mess that you will not want to clean. A medium-high setting is great for preparing sausage on the grill. At this temperature, you are sure to get the evenly cooked, delicious tasting sausage that you want. Be sure that you turn your sausage (but only one time) in the middle of your cooking time to ensure evenness. The amount of time that your sausage will need on the grill varies depending upon the type of grill you are using as well as the type of sausage that you are preparing. Links usually take a little bit longer than round sausage patties. On average, you can grill sausage in about 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
Everything is better with Bacon
Few will argue with the fact that bacon is one of the best reasons to wake up in the morning. Just the smell of bacon is enticing, and one taste and you’re hooked. If you’ve never before grilled bacon, you’re in for a real treat. This delicious morning time food is even better when it is grilled. Bacon should be cooked on a low setting because there is quite a bit of fat that can get trapped inside. Be sure that you spray your grill with non-stick cooking spray before placing the bacon strips on the grill or better yet, use a metal pan on top of the grill. You will want to turn the bacon one time to ensure that the strips have cooked evenly. On average, it takes only about 6- 9 minutes to prepare bacon.
More Fun Grilled Foods for your AM
If you’ve never prepared pizza on the grill, it is a must that you stop delaying it. Nothing is better than a freshly grilled breakfast pizza. This pizza is easy to prepare in a matter of minutes and it possesses a flavor you’ll never forget. You’ll need pizza dough (prepare it yourself or purchase one already made), as well as toppings of your choice. Most breakfast pizzas have an egg on top, along with fresh herbs and perhaps even sausage or bacon. It is all up to you to decide how you’ll prepare your pizza. Spray the grill with non-stick spray before placing the dough on top. Let the pizza cook for about 12 – 16 minutes. Breakfast of champions!
Pancakes are another great breakfast food that tastes even better when prepared on the grill. To create grilled pancakes, prepare the pancake batter according to the package directions. Set your grill to a medium-high heat setting, and scoop ¼ cup batter and place it on a griddle. Repeat until all of the batter is gone. Cook the pancakes for 4 to 5 minutes on each side. The pancakes are ready to turn when the edges begin to bubble.
Now it’s time to grab some orange juice (or your favorite healthy morning drink of choice) and sit down with your savory breakfast, cooked entirely over a fire!