Before Mrs Burgerdogboy passed, we lived in Portland, Oregon, for a number of years, which celebrates the complete and utter silliness of Sunday brunch on so many levels; in short, you’ll wait in line a really long time to overpay for pretty normal fare.
The television show “Portlandia” did a pretty funny bit on it, which is closer to reality than satire, IMHO.
There were a few places I liked, but they most certainly weren’t on the brunch “a-list”; greasy spoons like the Tik Tok, but mostly Sunday breakfast was an en suite deal for us, which was always enjoyable.
Mostly, I’d rather have people over for brunch and I’m always interested if someone has a new brunch recipe or approach beyond quiche or eggs benedict. One of my “off-beat” ones is a “reuben strata,” which is usually fairly popular.
Today I had some folks over, and one of them produced this baked egg concoction, which I really enjoyed. It was simple and fast to prepare, and could be easily customized for each diner’s choice.
Greased ramekins with chopped tomato, fresh spinach, cumin, black pepper, brie, sweated diced onion, crack an egg on top, bake for 15 minutes at 350. Great taste, beautiful presentation. Add breakfast meats or bread on the side if desired. You might want to garnish with some greenery, too.
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