Breakfast

Breakfast

Using a good-quality olive oil makes a difference in this cake, which is dense and moist and just the right amount of sweet.

Popovers are wonderful for Sunday morning breakfast with jam or apple butter or honey.

This is your quintessential morning sausage, perfect alongside pancakes or stacked with a fried egg on a flaky biscuit.

With two eggs on hand, you can make a fried egg banh mi (banh mi trung) -- breakfast for many people and my own favorite anytime food.

These are true breakfast muffins, to be enjoyed with a morning coffee.

The word omelet originally derives from the Latin for "little plate," and omelets are usually made individually. You quickly cook one or two eggs while stirring rapidly and continuously to make the curds very fine, then stop the stirring to let the eggs set in the pan. When the omelet is just barely cooked, you grip the handle of the pan, palm up, and roll the egg from the handle side of the pan out of the pan and over the opposite edge in, one hopes, a lovely long oval of delicately pale, perfectly smooth, uniformly yellow egg. It takes practice -- mistakes are delicious and successes are high-five-worthy. 

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