Alfresco dining is and will always be my favorite way to enjoy a meal and thanks to my significant lover, we finally can enjoy eating outside right at home. For our first meal, the two of us sat down at the end of our eight foot farm table, cracking open a beer and sinking our teeth into a juicy burger, a breakfast burger I might add.
For Christmas, I had received the Breakfast for Dinner cookbook and had yet to try it. If you haven’t flipped the switch and had pancakes for dinner, you’re missing out. I had also been craving a burger topped with a yolky egg on top after having tried Brian’s 24 Restaurant’s breakfast burger many many many months ago. Sure enough my new cookbook had their own suggestions for a breakfast burger using apricot jam as a spread and crispy shoestring potatoes. Jam I had, potatoes not so much but I made up for it by crisping up some salty bacon strips to fill in as a replacement.
|just a breakfast burger for dinner|| |
- 2 of your favorite burger buns
- ½ lb ground sirloin
- 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ teaspoon each of salt and ground pepper
- 3 diced green onions
- ¼ of a small red onion sliced into rings
- 3-4 leaves of romaine lettuce
- 2 tbsp of apricot jam
- 4 slices of bacon fried
- 2 large eggs
- Mix together sirloin, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, and green onion together in a bowl (I use my hands).
- Form two equally portioned patties.
- Fry up the bacon so it's nice and crispy and use the bacon grease to saute the red onions to be used for toppings.
- Once onions are done, begin to grill your patties.
- Meanwhile, in a clean non-stick skillet sprayed with a little olive oil, cook your two eggs sunny-side up but make sure to keep your yolk runny--that's the best part!
- I also like to toast my buns on the grill for a few minutes for a little extra texture.
- Assemble bottom half of burger: lettuce followed by patty, topped with red onion, and egg.
- Spread a tablespoon of apricot jam on each top and place bacon on top of that for a sweet and salty juxtaposition!
- Put together and shove in your mouth.
Since then, we’ve also put up a sunshade over part of the table so that we can still enjoy eating outside during the hotter times of the day but really I’m just so stoked to have a place for us to do a little hosting and just be outside. I’m sure you will be seeing a lot more photos of us taking advantage of our new table.