Real Men Eat Brunch: 8 Father's Day Brunch Ideas

 
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Somewhere along the line, brunch became a Mother’s Day thing. But why shouldn’t Dad be spoiled with a lazy, morning-into-afternoon feast on his special day as well? Here are eight brunch ideas that will satisfy even the manliest of fatherly appetites.

Kick off Dad’s special day by treating him to a burger for breakfast. These juicy patties are topped with fried eggs and served on English muffins for the ultimate morning treat.

Grilling is to Father’s Day what brunch typically is to Mother’s Day — but why not have both? Blow Dad’s mind by making some of his favorite breakfast foods on the grill. This recipe delivers all of the classic flavors of a Southern breakfast — on a pizza! Make the sausage gravy indoors, then turn your outdoor grill into a pizza oven.

Juicy tomatoes and sweet corn are at their peak in summer, and the grilled salsa in these tacos celebrates both. It is spooned on top of soft-scrambled eggs with grilled Spanish chorizo sausage, all wrapped in warm corn tortillas. Be sure to add the cheese while the eggs are fresh out of the pan, so their heat will melt the cheese.

Does your dad have a sweet tooth? This hand-held version of a breakfast favorite is served with grilled bacon and warm maple syrup for the ultimate sweet and salty treat — no knife and fork needed. Lining the grill with foil ensures that the French toast cooks all the way through without burning, while covering the grill lets the toast acquire a nice touch of smoky flavor.

Real Men Make (and Eat!) Quiche

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Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Ted Allen and Alton Brown showed Food Network Magazine that guys can whip up a mean brunch. Their four quiches showcase their very different cooking styles. Bobby goes spicy with chorizo and jalapeno pesto. 

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Tyler ventures into meaty deep-dish territory.

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Ted ditches the pan and goes freeform.

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And Alton uses mini crepes as the crust and loads up individual quiches with bacon and cheddar. One thing the dishes all have in common? After devouring any of these bad boys, Dad won’t get up from the table hungry.

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