Perfectly Poached Eggs

Because it’s Wednesday.

Because you’ve been dying to know how to make a poached egg {right?}.

Because it’s Christmas!

Today I have two things for ya. Eggs and a giveaway!

First though, the eggs…

I have fond memories of my mom making me my first poached egg and I remember being shocked when she told me she adds vinegar in the water. Anyways… I instantly fell in love with poached eggs from the moment I took my first bite. Tender egg whites… runny yolk. See I’ve never been a fan of a cooked-through or well done egg. I love a thick but runny yolk. Ya know… something I can dunk my burnt toast in.

It’s a good idea to get all your tools ready before you start poaching. I even have my bread in the toaster, because once I add in the egg… I start the toast.

Fill a small pot or pan with a couple of inches of water.

Add in a ‘glug’ of white vinegar. Don’t worry… you won’t taste it.

Crack your egg{s} into a small dish. This is just so that when you go to add it to the water you won’t risk breaking the yolk or worse, get eggshell in your water.

Bring the water to a small simmer. It’s where there are teeny bubbles on the bottom of the pan. If it comes to a boil simply reduce the heat so it calms down.

Stir the water creating a whirlpool-sort-of-thing.

And slowly slide the egg into the center.

Let it swirl around before stirring and folding the looser egg whites on to the egg. I personally find that farm eggs tend to have more of a loose egg white, so the whites sort of drift off into the water a lot more than with store bought eggs. But that’s just an observation… I am in no way an expert on this subject. Unlike how I am on eating the egg… now that is where I excel!

From the moment you slide the egg into the water, set a timer for 4 minutes. This is the magical time needed to make a perfect poached egg. After the timer beeps, use a slotted spoon to remove the egg. Let it hover over the pan so the hot water can slip through the cracks of the spoon and evaporate off of the egg.

Butter the toast and let’s eat!

I like my eggs with salt… lots of black pepper…

…and a few fresh thyme leaves.  LOVE!

Split the yolk…

… and dunk!

Seriously this is the best part of the j-o-b! The eating!

What’s that? You like my linen napkin? Oh why yes… that’s because it’s an Annie Selke linen napkin from Pine Cone Hill! I received a few samples of Annie’s beautiful table linens, and you guys… you will just die! They are simply gorgeous!

And guess what? The good peeps at Pine Cone Hill are giving a lucky winner a $100 gift card to spend on anything your heart desires! And trust me, you’re heart will desire everything! Just take a look! Sorry this giveaway has ended

How to enter?

Just leave a comment below with your favorite breakfast dish and you’re in like flynn {one comment per person pretty please}! That’s it! Good luck! This giveaway ends on Friday night at midnight {eastern standard time} and the lucky winner will be announced on Saturday morning!

 

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Perfect Poached Eggs

Easy fool-proof poached eggs that are delicious every time!

Yield: 1

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 9 minutes

Ingredients:

1 Egg

2 tablespoons White Vinegar

Kosher Salt, to taste

Black Pepper, to taste

Fresh Thyme Leaves (optional)

Directions:

Bring a small pan or pot with water up to barely a simmer. You want tiny bubbles on the bottom of the pan (do not bring to a boil!). Add in the vinegar.

Crack an egg into a small dish.

With a spatula, make a circular motion in the water to mimic a whirl pool and carefully slide the egg into the center.

From the moment you slide the egg into the water, set a timer for 4 minutes. This is the magical time needed to make a perfect poached egg.

After the timer beeps, use a slotted spoon to remove the egg. Let it hover over the pan so the hot water can slip through the cracks of the spoon and evaporate off of the egg.

Sprinkle with salt, pepper and fresh thyme alongside buttered toast.

Enjoy!

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192 Responses to “Perfectly Poached Eggs”

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    DB-The Foodie Stuntman — December 12, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Poached eggs make for the best presentation. It’s a staple component for an eggs Benedict but I also had a carbonara dish that was topped with a poached egg. Once the yolk was broken, it created the mose delicious sauce that balanced the other flavors in the dish perfectly.

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    neha gattani — December 12, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Hash Browns with Fried Eggs along with Sourdough toast.

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    Antonia @ Health Inspirations — December 12, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Maybe I’ll finally be able to make poached eggs after this tutorial. Somehow they always come out a big mess although the thought of having eggs and toast for breakfast would get me out of bed a lot faster.
    Right now my favorite breakfast is a big bowl of bircher muesli but really I wouldn’t say no to a stack of buttermilk pancakes with some maple syrup either.

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    Amanda — December 12, 2012 at 10:19 am

    My favorite breakfast food is egg, cheese, and avocado on buttered wheat toast – yum!

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    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — December 12, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I’ve yet to poach an egg… and now I have your site to help!

    I am an over-easy egg type gal! Soft yolk on wheat toast!

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    Christine — December 12, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I LOVE different kinds of oatmeal for breakfast! Reminds me of my childhood…

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    Julie R. — December 12, 2012 at 11:59 am

    My favorite breakfast dish is an egg taco.

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    Michelle Thomas — December 12, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    French toast!

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    mlb388 — December 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    My fave breakfast dish is a frittata – so easy to make and can use whatever you have on hand.

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    Stacey — December 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    My fave is your cinnamon morning muffins!!! :)

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    sara l — December 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    when I can’t fall asleep at night I think of breakfast foods – is that weird? I love breakfast so much! I love pancakes, waffles, fruit, muffins (corn especially), french toast, well cooked eggs. I dislike hot cereal of all kind!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Loran — December 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    My absolute favorite breakfast is nutty bread toasted and buttered with a fruit smoothie loaded with berries, a frozen banana, kefir and spinach. It’s hearty and sweet, plus no one even knows they have had a veggie!

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    Rachel Cooks — December 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    I can’t wait until I am done being pregnant and I can have a nice runny egg yolk! Yum! Great tutorial.

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    Steph (PoupetteintheKitchen) — December 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    Hi Laurie! Gorgeous pics, as always! This one made me a bit nostalgic, because my mom used to have a straw trivet exactly like yours :) Good nostalgia, though!
    My favorite breakfast dish? Eggs Benedict, hands down. I’m always on the look out for the best EBs wherever I travel :) So far, crawfish-EBs and buttered grits at the Coffee Pot in New Orleans are winning :D
    Happy Breakfast!

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    Robin — December 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    My favorite breakfast is a fried egg with grits and crumbled bacon on top. I cut it all up and mix it together and eat it with toast. I have never poached an egg but think I will try after reading your post.

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    Paula — December 12, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Huevos Rancheros…yum!

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    Laura C. — December 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    My absolute favorite breakfast is eggs benedict with smoked salmon – such a yummy treat!

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    Jenny R. — December 12, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    It is a tie between eggs benedict and chocolate chip scones. Oh and of course anything with bacon!

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    Kristina N. — December 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous and you make poaching an egg look so easy; maybe this weekend I’ll even get the courage to try it! I’m such a boring person when it comes to breakfast. My go-to is plain non-fat greek yogurt with some granola mixed in and a piece of fruit on the side.

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    Yvonne B — December 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    My favorite is a veggie omelet.

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    Diane — December 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Egg over easy, with buttered grilled english muffins.

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    Bethany — December 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    My favorite breakfast is buttermilk steel cut oats (a la Alton Brown) with a poached egg on top. YUMMY!

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    Kel — December 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I like homemade granola.

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    Tanya — December 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    My favorite breakfast in the entire world is a 4-minute soft boiled egg with sourdough toast smothered in butter. Add a sprinkle of salt to the egg once it’s cracked and a hot cup of tea, and I am in breakfast heaven.

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    Stephanie — December 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Ooo – thick French toast. Or waffles. Or 2 eggs over medium. I don’t discriminate when it comes to breakfast – I love it all!! :)

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    dtr3 — December 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Breakfast tacos

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    kristymn — December 12, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    You have hit on my favorite breakfast right there! But even better when the egg comes from a hen in your backyard. Perfect!

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    Stephanie-Oh — December 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Breakfast is my favorite meal!!! Bacon, egg, and tomato on warm Italian bread sandwich. YUM!

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    Lisa L. — December 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I love eggs benedict, with homefries and salad! :)

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    Joy from Yesterfood — December 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I like your Breakfast Burritos! Thanks for the giveaway! :) (I did my previous comment wrong! Delete it if you can! )

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    Cheryl C — December 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    French Toast Casserole

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    Ashley P. — December 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I love French toast. Easy to do, tasty, and the kids love it.

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    Cathy — December 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I love pancakes for breakfast

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    Nicole Johnson — December 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    My favorite breakfast dish is french toast with homemade cinnamon swirl bread, served with lots of bacon. Yum. Your poached egg looks delicious! I have never been able to get the hang of it.

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    Danise — December 12, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I learned my favorite from my mother-in-law. She puts a fried egg with a runny yolk on top of crispy hashbrowns. YUM!!!!!!

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    Lee — December 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Breakfast is the BEST meal of the day, so it is nearly impossible to pick ONE favorite breakfast dish. I guess it would be sausage and eggs with some kind of sweetness on the side such as cinnamon roll/caramel baked french toast/cinnamon roll pancakes…(you get the picture).

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    Lisa — December 12, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Cinnamon Roll French Toast with Turkey sausage and hot cup of coffee! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!!!

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    Michelle — December 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Depends on the day….during the week my top choice would be oatmeal or chobani greek yogurt….when there is more time, I like a yummy scramble with eggs, hashbrowns, some sort of breakfast meat and of course cheese.

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    Heather Hicks — December 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    I love pancakes with maple syrup and a side of bacon!

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    Mr. & Mrs. P — December 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Love your tutorial. Simple and easy!

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    Amanda — December 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I’m a HUGE breakfast fan and love any aspect of this meal, but I tend to show some favortism to French Toast.

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    Julia — December 12, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Big fluffy pancakes with eggs over medium on the side! Yummy!

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    Sandra M — December 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Homemade oatmeal with cranberries, walnuts, honey and cinnamon.

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    Jamie Bowen — December 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Red eye gravy and biscuits with fried eggs!

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    Careey — December 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Eggnog stuffed French toast. I prepare the night before and then pop in the oven the next morning.

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    Julie in Michigan — December 12, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    My favorite is an egg, cheese and tomato sandwich with mayo, salt & pepper on nearly burnt toast.

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    Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper — December 12, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    It is hard to choose but I think I would say fluffy buttermilk pancakes, sausage and a runny egg.

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    Miche — December 12, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Right now, I’m obsessed with pumpkin oatmeal.

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    Bekah M. — December 12, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    My favorite breakfast dish is huevos rancheros.

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    Heidi — December 12, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Eggs Benedict. Or – as they do it here in Oregon – Salmon Benedict.

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    Megan Panda — December 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    My favorite breakfast is probably just fried eggs over easy, soft (not crispy!) bacon, hash browns (barely browned) and sourdough toast.

    I guess I like my breakfast foods lightly cooked.

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    Dawn — December 12, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I definitely want to try making poached eggs. I love hashbrowns for breakfast, homemade yogurt with homemade granola, or oatmeal with dried fruit.

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    vaishali — December 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Biscuits and scrambled eggs

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    Carrie H — December 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    An egg over easy on toast. I eat it almost everyday and LOVE it!

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    Tiffany Miller — December 12, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    My favorite is scrambled eggs. Yum!

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    Terry — December 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Home fries with lots of veggies and a poached(!) egg on top.

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    Emily L — December 12, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    My favorite breakfast would be pumpkin pancakes, poached eggs, and chicken sausages!

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    Leigh C — December 12, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    I really like this great little breakfast casserole my MIL bakes – made with yummy sausage, onion, bell pepper, egg, and cheese.

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    Crystal @ Crystal's Cozy Kitchen — December 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    I always love a good poached egg… but usually only get those when we go out for breakfast – I’ve never really been able to make them very well. I’ll have to follow this tutorial and see if I can ;).
    Although my favorite breakfast food is anything warm that I didn’t have to make…

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    Megan | Eats Daily — December 12, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Eggs benedict! Or an omelette jam packed with fresh veggies….
    thanks for the tips on how to poach an egg, the step by step photos are very helpful

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    Kathy — December 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I love a good western omelet.

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    Kelly Hartman — December 12, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I love a soft-boiled egg with toast and fruit! I have not quite mastered the poached egg, but I will try it again this weekend. I think it’s because I let the water come to a full boil and it disturbs the egg.

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    Paige B. — December 12, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Pancakes, waffles, or eggs benedict depending on my mood :)

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    Amy R — December 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    During the winter (aka Citrus season), I eat a grapefruit for breakfast pretty much every day. Along with that grapefruit I eat two perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs. Did you know that eating the same thing for breakfast every day can actually reduce stress? I think it works :)
    Love your blog – can’t wait to make Eggs Benedict so I can use your poaching method!

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    MeredithB — December 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Two words: giant. waffles. i die!

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    Gretchen — December 12, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Bacon and waffles!! Yum!!

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    Mallory — December 12, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    You can’t go wrong with a homemade egg mcmuffin sandwich with runny yolk! My absolute favorite!

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    Sandy — December 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Huevos rancheros!! Love it!! :-)

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    Pete — December 12, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Scrambled eggs with turkey sausage

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    Stacy — December 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    quinoa cakes with poached eggs, bacon and watercress

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    Bianca — December 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    a girl after my own heart :) my continual breakfast craving is poached eggs over grits, italian sausage and spicy tomato sauce

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    Sara P. — December 12, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    I love smoked salmon on fresh bread, with a touch of cream cheese!

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    danielle — December 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I love all things breakfast. I could eat brinner (breakfast for dinner) every day. Eggs, crispy bacon, hash browns, oatmeal, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, waffles, French toast. I can’t decide. I’ll have it all. =)

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    Shari — December 12, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    My very favorite breakfast is scrambled eggs with chives, sauteed mushrooms and baby spinach, and pepper jack cheese. I then squish (that’s the technical cooking term) avocado into the eggs. That’s all with a side of bacon. Mmmm, so good!

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    Alice — December 12, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Slow roasted granola with honey greek yogurt!

    YUM.

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    krystal — December 12, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Anything that requires super crisp home fries. I’m a fan of the shredded hash browns too but nothing beats a potato that is dangerously crisp on the outside and pillowy and soft on the inside. I need to get some home fries …..

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    Macey W — December 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    My favorite breakfast is definitely oatmeal, I love how customizable it is and that it keeps me full to lunchtime!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — December 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I love a good pastry (cinnamon bun, chocolate croissant, etc.) :D

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    Melanie — December 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Love pancakes with link sausage.

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    Courtney — December 12, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I love a good simple breakfast, bacon, eggs, toast. So good.

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — December 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I am no good at poaching eggs but yours looks amazing. Maybe it’s because I use farm-fresh eggs…the whites always seem to disburse so much!

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    Tracy — December 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Fried eggs and turkey chorizo with queso fresco crumbles and a side of whole grain toast and salsa. Yummy!!!!

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    AlyssaH — December 12, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Hands down it’s Eggs Benedict!

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — December 12, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Laurie…that is the most perfect poached egg EVER! And I thought my poached eggs looked good. My favorite breakfast food of all time is Sour Dough pancakes. Love your napkin!

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    Kristen B — December 12, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I love french toast with a hearty, crusty loaf of bread. My father-in-law sets day old bread out overnight to soak w/a drop of vanilla extract, it’s amazing!

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    Shannon O. — December 12, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    I usually have a sweet tooth when it comes to breakfast, but sometimes you just can’t beat a perfectly poached egg on toast. Bonus points if there’s mashed avocado involved.

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    Cellabella — December 13, 2012 at 12:06 am

    I love anything with poached eggs, even if it’s just with crisp toast like yours!!

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    Shawna — December 13, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Sausage and Gravy Biscuits

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    T_Bun — December 13, 2012 at 12:44 am

    Over easy eggs with sourdough bread!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — December 13, 2012 at 1:10 am

    my favorite breakfast item is eggs benedict! i loooove hollandaise sauce!

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    Valerie B. — December 13, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I am currently obsessed with “Eggs in a Hole.” Eggs over easy in the center of toast. Perfect food.

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    Niki Baker — December 13, 2012 at 1:26 am

    I love some fluffy pancakes and biscuits with sausage gravy….yummm!!

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    Mandy T — December 13, 2012 at 1:36 am

    My favorite breakfast food is a classic bacon and cheese omelet. yum :)

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    Deb in Indiana — December 13, 2012 at 1:55 am

    My favorite breakfast is french toast. I love breakfast for supper, too, and I am a huge poached egg fan, too.

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    Liz Blunt — December 13, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Crab & shrimp crustless quiche is a breakfast favorite in my house!

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    PamM — December 13, 2012 at 3:14 am

    Our favorite is eggs benedict – traditional or with salmon !

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    The Chatty Housewife — December 13, 2012 at 3:17 am

    I think my favorite breakfast dish is eggs and bacon in a toast sandwich, dipped in maple syrup while eating. :)

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    Jenny — December 13, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Breakfast has to be my most favorite meal of the day and on weekends i always make large ones! I am a huge fan of farm eggs, local is the best and i love to put them with made from scratch bisquits and gravy!!! LOVE. I am also a fan of Eggs Benedict. My most fav.

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    Emily Wells — December 13, 2012 at 5:31 am

    I love Belgian waffles.

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    Cynthia — December 13, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Steel cut oats!

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    michelle — December 13, 2012 at 5:42 am

    My fave breakfast is eggs cheese salsa black beans and hot sauce in a bowl
    layered!!

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    Kaitlyn Richards — December 13, 2012 at 5:43 am

    Lovin me an egg in a nest!! My faves and so fun to eat!

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    Siying — December 13, 2012 at 5:53 am

    My favourite breakfast is bak kut teh with chinese tea. Bak kut teh, literally translates as “meat bone tea”, is a popular chinese pork soup in many regions of Asia.

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    Stephanie Jones — December 13, 2012 at 6:07 am

    I love breakfast food, especially salty with lots of cheese! I love eggs, toast, and bacon or sausage…all combined or separate :)

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    Natalie — December 13, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Oh, honey, I could eat breakfast for every meal. I would have a hard time deciding between pancakes and crepes. Oh, and a gooey, cheeses, eggy, breakfast Sammy.

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    Kim Catapano — December 13, 2012 at 6:29 am

    My favorite breakfast dish is eggs, turkey bacon, and a couple pieces of gluten-free toast with peanut butter.

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    sally — December 13, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Marion Cunningham Twice cooked eggs.
    Poach eggs ’til just set, maybe 2 to 3 minutes. Gently remove from water and drain, let cool. Very gently dredge them in flour, then egg wash and then fresh bread crumbs. And then, saute them in butter ’til golden brown on both sides. Serve them and people will worship you.

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    Janelle — December 13, 2012 at 7:05 am

    I love anything with bacon in it – and it is a bonus if it incorporates my love for salty and sweet.

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    Marie W — December 13, 2012 at 7:13 am

    French Toast with a poached egg

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    Debbie Schwab — December 13, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I do love poached eggs but serve mine with a kale/butternut squash “hash” on the bottom and top with the poached egg. Always nice to add some bacon and tomato slices too.

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    Keisha — December 13, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I love waffles with fresh whipped cream and roasted garlic and cheddar grits and and nice crispy bacon! Thats the breakfast that makes me a happy girl!

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    Phyllis — December 13, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Waffles and bacon makes my day.

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    Lori - The Kitchen Whisperer — December 13, 2012 at 10:47 am

    First off – THANK YOU for this post! Great tips on how to make the perfect poached egg!

    Now on to the good stuff… breakfast! :) I’d have to say my favorite breakfast would have to be Maple Bacon English Muffins (yes the maple and bacon pieces are in the muffins themselves) topped off with fresh baby spinach, a perfectly poached egg with lots of yolk inside and topped with a drizzle or 4 of maple bacon syrup. This is such an amazing breakfast and sure to last you all the way through to lunch!

    Merry Christmas and Best Kitchen Wishes!

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    Susanne — December 13, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Love an omelet with tomatoes and toast!

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    PreK Teacher — December 13, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Thanks for this post I needed it. I LOVE eggs….the perfect food!

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    Melanie — December 13, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Toss up between Eggs Benedict or a country ham, egg and cheese biscuit.

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    Lyn Holmes — December 13, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    The one I had in NYC- Greek yogurt, fruit, a pot of tea and pastries for two on a cold winter morning after antiquing :)

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    barbara n — December 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    My husband is the breakfast chef! I love love love eggs benedict!

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    Sandy Kimbrough — December 13, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    My favorite breakfast is pecan pancakes and turkey sausage.

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    Tammy — December 13, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    True southern girl – scramble eggs with cheese, bacon, country sausage, cheese grits and buttermilk biscuit.

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    carol — December 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    A pancake, over easy eggs, thick slice of homemade toast slathered with homemade jelly and a great cup of coffee. Drool!

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    Elin — December 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I love buckwheat pancakes!

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    Cindy Brickley — December 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I love to over easy an egg, heat up some ham or bacon add some cheese and serve on a toasted English muffin. Oh, and jalapenos! Thank you for the giveaway I love Pine Cone Hill. I would put this to good use. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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    Tim Hitzman — December 13, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Freshest eggs give you the sturdiest egg whites, so doesn’t matter who you get the goods from as long as they were recently donated by generous hens. Typically that means go to the farmer for the freshest eggs, or like me, go to the coop out back. I love to make eggs benedict, wow’s my family and friends, and with a little practice it is very simple. I also save any leftover hollandaise in the fridge and just use it like mayo on my sandwiches.

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    Lindsay — December 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    Breakfast is by far the best meal of the day! My favorite homemade breakfast item is challah french toast with a delicious vanilla-y and/or amaretto-y batter! Add some coffee, bacon, and fresh fruit and I am the happiest girl in the world!

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    Tom Wilson — December 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    fried eggs,ham & grits. Couple of ice cubes in the skillet with the eggs, a lid, 2minutes ,poached egg sort of.

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    Abby — December 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Oatmeal. Every way shape and form! I would say pancakes… because they’re probably my real favorite. But I actually prefer them for dinner!

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    Michele aka Goat Girl — December 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Love your blog and have made many of your recipes! My favorite breakfast food is a toss up between making homemade blueberry pancakes or a breakfast burrito with scrambled eggs, bacon, fried potatoes, cheese & salsa!

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    Ellen Renee — December 13, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    I love an egg over easy or an egg in a hole. I have never poached but will give that a try.

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    Our Kitchen Inventions — December 13, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I am such an egg girl…LOL! Soft boiled, over medium, scrambled, frittata,,,,you name it! Looks yummy!

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    Jess — December 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I love Huevos Rancheros!

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    Heather Carnell — December 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Cinnamon rolls and anything with bacon, especially a breakfast burrito!

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    Etti S — December 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I like poached eggs too,although I gently place the egg on my buttered toast,and poke it with a fork,covering the whole toast in that yumminess.I dunk in any extras…

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    nadia — December 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Curry laksa! In the authentic Asian way.

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    Barbara — December 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I love waffles = but with savory not sweet accompaniments.

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    Sunnie — December 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I like pancakes or cheese omelets

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    Jen L — December 13, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Most days I pretty much go for the standard bacon, eggs, toast and hasbrowns

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    Kim — December 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    My favorite is biscuits and sausage gravy.

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    Lisa Roter — December 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Eggs Benedict Dubliner style – poached eggs, corned beef, creamy leeks, rye toast, paprika aïoli

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    Amy — December 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    My favorte breakfast food is eggs Benedict. I only eat it when I go our for breakfast so it is a real treat!

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    Leslie McNeil — December 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Hey thank you for these great tips on that incredible, edible EGG!!! I can’t wait to do this very thing on Saturday morning! Yum!

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    Sarah R. — December 13, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I just want belgian waffles for breakfast every morning. With a side of oranges or strawberries so I don’t feel so unhealthy about it.

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    Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt — December 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    During the week I eat OIAJ, on weekends I like to make eggs and pancakes! You have given me the courage to try poaching, thanks!

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    jan — December 13, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I LOVE waffles… made by my husband of course.

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    anita — December 13, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    eggs benedict….yummy

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    Janet — December 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I really like omelets and hashbrowns with rye toast!

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    Ann — December 13, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Picking just one favorite breakfast dish is like trying to pick my favorite child. Nearly impossible and changes daily. But poached eggs are high on the list any day!

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    Shelly — December 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Pancakes are probably my favorite.

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    Amanda — December 13, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Blueberry oatmeal waffles. Yum!

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    Monchel — December 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    My favorite breakfast dish is butter-topped pancakes with a side of bacon and hard-scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese. And real maple syrup — not the high-fructose stuff.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — December 13, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Gooey cinnamon rolls are my favorite!!

    I have never poached and egg, and my hubby was asking for one the other day – perfect timing!

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    kim s. — December 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    well….eggs benedict…yum….

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    Nancy — December 13, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Fried eggs and bacon—and burnt toast! I love burnt toast too!

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    Jane — December 13, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Eggs benedict are by far my favorite with spinach and mushrooms and tomatoes.

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    Leanne T — December 13, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    I love homemade waffles with real maple syrup and some good crispy bacon, Heaven I a say!!

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    Lori S — December 13, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    A hot muffin or cinnamon roll and coffee!

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    Rebecca — December 13, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Home made waffles with strawberries and whipped cream!!!!!

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    kim — December 13, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    omelette with fried potatoes and coffee…of course!

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    April — December 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    My favorite breakfast is, hands down, biscuits and gravy. I also love some garlic cheddar grits with sausage. Can you tell I grew up in the south?

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    Christina S. — December 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I love French toast and sausage patties smothered in maple syrup. MMM. I’d also take scrambled eggs and sausage mixed into a big bowl of grits.

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    Marie — December 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Chorizo & egg breakfast tacos!! LOVE. With Cholula hot sauce, a dab of sour cream & some fresh cilantro on top. Mmmmm…

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    Dana — December 13, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Fresh cinnamon or caramel rolls.

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    Alyssa M. — December 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    My favorite breakfast would have to be what my grandmother always makes: bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, biscuits, and grits. So simple yet so perfect and delicious!

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    Joe — December 13, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Eggs and hot peppers

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    Leslie — December 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    My favorite breakfast food is a tie between potato pancakes and buckwheat waffles.

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    Wendy Thompson — December 13, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    French toast with real maple syrup…mmm.

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    Corisa — December 14, 2012 at 12:05 am

    bagel sandwich with brie cheese and a sweet fig jelly !

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    Glenda T. — December 14, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Biscuits and sausage gravy. YUM!!

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    Linda Miller — December 14, 2012 at 1:00 am

    I love a soft boiled egg and homemade toast.

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    Kathy B — December 14, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Baked oatmeal is a current favorite.

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    Carrie — December 14, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Banana nut pancakes with real maple syrup!

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    Chrik — December 14, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Fried gilled cheese wi mayo-awesome!

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    Laura D. — December 14, 2012 at 3:24 am

    My favorite breakfast: Your cinnamon morning muffins!! Makes all the morning rush and hassles better :)

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    Sara Burnette — December 14, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Favorite everyday breakfast: whole wheat English muffin with a fried egg on one half and a piece of cheese on the other half, and lots of coffee.

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    Joy T — December 14, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Favorite everyday breakfast: greek yogurt and granola with fresh fruit, hot tea as well

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    Natalie S — December 14, 2012 at 5:55 am

    My favorite breakfast is baked oatmeal with blueberries and almonds!

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    Christy Jones — December 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Crispy hashbrown potatoes cooked in a cast iron skillet next to a fried egg. Mix the runny yolk all up in the potatoes – viola!

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    lynn — December 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    egg white omelet with burnt onions, burnt hash browns, and lots of coffee!

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    Sandy H — December 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    My alltime favorite breakfast dish is country gravy!

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    Karen B — December 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Eggs over easy or now poached, bacon crisp, home fries and rye toast

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    Megan — December 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Pancakes- from scratch pancakes!!

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    Marissa Kubinski — December 14, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    My favorite breakfast dish to make is your banana bread. So happy to finally have a go to recipe for it. My husband loves it :)

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    Gail — December 14, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Fritatta – with left over vegies – any thing i can find in the ref.

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    conniemelancon — December 14, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I love fried eggs over easy, bacon and toast!

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    brianna — December 15, 2012 at 12:39 am

    For breakfast I love fried eggs on toast with a splash of hot sauce or Sriracha. In fact, I also love this dish for dinner!

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    Maya @ Alaska from Scratch — December 15, 2012 at 1:05 am

    I adore Eggs Benedict.

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    Monica Soffera — December 15, 2012 at 1:44 am

    I love all types of casseroles for breakfast like a good egg and sausage casserole.

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    TaraO — December 15, 2012 at 2:34 am

    My favorite breakfast food is waffles with butter and real maple syrup!

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    Amber (Sprinkled With Flour) — December 15, 2012 at 2:44 am

    You just made my fav breakfast! How did you know? Just add a couple slices of bacon, perfect. :)

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    kale — December 15, 2012 at 3:01 am

    awesome step-by-step photos!

    my fav breakfast dish is quite gluttonous, i must say. sunny-side up eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, toast, bottomless mug of coffee, and orange juice.

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    Melissa Witte — December 15, 2012 at 4:28 am

    My favorite is good old fashioned eggs and bacon….I like my eggs scrambled with a little cheese on top. Side of tomato and avocado.

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    Keturah Kastendick — December 15, 2012 at 4:31 am

    Southwestern omelette. Needs to have salsa, avocado, and sour cream.