Looking for a twist on Breakfast

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by capecodchef, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. capecodchef

    capecodchef

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    We do all the basics for your standard American breakfast joint. We've upgraded our ingredients to farm fresh organic eggs, house made sausage, fresh squeezed juices and the like, but I need a few new dishes to jazz things up. But they have to be able to be served fast off the line so as to not throw us off our 6-8 minute turnaround. We added an individual breakfast pizza that pushes that to the limit. Not looking for another omelet or pancake. Any ideas? I'm plum out.
     
  2. redbeerd cantu

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    How about some quick tacos?

    Eggs and a quick-cooking meat (chorizo, ham slices, bacon, etc.)

    Warm up a corn or flour tortilla and throw it to the pass.

    Peace.
     
  3. michaelga

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    French Country style Omelette - think pop-overs. http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipes/countrystyle-omelette/recipe.html?dishID=10242

    Breakfast sandwiches using various matching toasted breads.

    Battered Sandwiches.

    Maple Syrup baked beans, or other sweet bean dishes.

    Various fritters  / hush puppies with veggies or meat added.

    Grits / Oats / Gruel / Hot Cereal - or any house combination of hot cooked whole grains. (preferably local)

    Sourdough pancakes or sourdough flat breads.

    Lavash / unleavened flat breads with various savoury -n- sweet fillings

    Fry bread or Bannok with regional jams / reductions. Even meat/berry fillings for traditional and regional.

    Scotch Eggs (soft boiled egg wrapped in sausage meat then bread crumbs and deep fried)

    Welsh RareBit on Toast and/or with accompaniments of meat.

    Asian Noodles in broth with veggies and egg.

    Bunny-Chow!   (my favourite breakfast) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_chow
     
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  4. chef torrie

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    A couple different things that have worked well for me in the past, bing cherry and bourbon glazed shrimp n grits- add a flambé cherries with bourbon of your choice. Add a light squirt of your fav BBQ sauce and toss shrimp .

    You said no pancakes but pumpkin pancakes with a cinnamon peach compound butter have Done well for me.

    House made granola and fresh fruit parfaits are a hit with women.

    Creeps filled with a thin layer of Nutella. Fresh amaretto whipped cream, and whatever fruit you want to throw in.

    Anything Benedict lol. I've done everything from butter poached lobster, crab cakes, venison blackstrap, corned beef and lots of others, all of them fly out the window.

    Sometimes I miss doing breakfast. These ideas have all worked well for me in the past, let me know what ya think, and good luck!

    P.s. What do you have on your breakfast pizza? I used to do a 10 inch hand tossed pie with breakfast sausage. Arugula, eggs and drizzle of hollandaise when it came out of the oven.
     
  5. cheflayne

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    Scottish Oatcakes with chevre, vine ripe tomatoes and fresh basil, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, accompanied with fresh fruit

    Spanakopita Roulade a rolled souffle filled with the traditional Greek dish of sautéed spinach, fennel, and feta cheese, sliced and topped with a fresh red bell pepper sauce

    Bananas Foster French Toast, batter dipped French bread, pan sautéed and topped with sautéed bananas and whipped cream, then drenched with a brown sugar, cinnamon rum sauce; served with fresh fruit

    Feta Frittata, an Italian omelette pie with feta, scallions, arugula, roasted red bell peppers and fresh herbs, baked in a hot oven; served with smoked salmon and an herbed creme fraiche accompanied with toasted baguette croutons

    Tex-Mex Strata corn tortillas layered with salsa fresca, black beans, green onions, and monterey jack cheese baked in a sour cream egg custard

    Roasted Garlic and Brie Quiche   a potato crusted quiche brimming with brie cheese, roasted garlic, roasted red bell peppers, and caramelized red onions. served with fresh fruit

    Mango French Toast a sweet French baguette stuffed with mango, dipped in in a mango nectar, pan sautéed and topped with fresh star fruit and drizzled with a guava sauce

    Tokoyo Benedict definitely a non-traditional benedict of a grilled daikon medallion topped with scrambled eggs, togarishi grilled prawns, drizzled with a wasabi black pepper sauce and topped with a chiffonade of crispy yam and pickled ginger
     
  6. naturesbliss

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    Stuffed French Toast - challah, brioche or Hawaiian sweet bread sliced thick slathered with cream cheese and stuffed with seasonal berries. Then fried up like french toast to order. It can be pre-prepped and stores well in the fridge for 2 - 3 days. 

    Cheesy grits are also a big hit these days. 
     
  7. capecodchef

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    Some great ideas from everyone here. Thanks for the replies! A few really interesting possibilities that I never would have come up with on my own.  We do some of these already, like bananas foster french toast, and a couple of stuffed versions. We don't have a deep fryer, so ideas incorporation deep frying is out. (We fry in a dutch oven when we have to, but it screws up the line on Sundays which is when we crank out 350 covers out of  42 seats in 6 hours. )

    On our b'fast pizza we do it 10" individual or 16" large, with arugula, parma prosciutto, fontina and sunny side eggs and finish with a garlic oil drizzle.

    I'll try some of your suggestions in the coming weeks and report back!