Adobo sauce adds so much extra flavor that you won't even miss the smaller amounts of butter and egg yolks in this smoky hash. But here's a tip: Add a splash of white vinegar to the poaching water right before you drop in the eggs. It helps keep them from separating as they cook.—Brooke Keller, Lexington, Kentucky
Diane Hixon thinks her easy, eye-opening entree is something to crow about. “I call it Quiche Lorraine without the fuss of pie crust,“ she writes from Niceville, Florida. “And it also makes a wonderfully light, late-night meal or brunch item.“
From Aurora, Indiana, Sharon Pickett shares this healthy, homemade take on a fast-food favorite. "My son-in-law created this recipe so my grandchildren could have a quick yet nutritious breakfast before school," she shares.
Her garden-fresh frittata has all-day appeal, says Loretta Kelcinski, Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. “I serve it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner with crispy Italian bread. It's made in a skillet, so there's no need to heat up the oven.”
Sheets of easy-to-use phyllo dough create a crisp buttery crust for this comforting entree from Nancy Granaman. "This egg and vegetable pie always gets thumbs-up approval from my sons and husband," says the Burlington, Iowa cook.
"I love breakfast burritos--but they're typically high in fat and cholesterol. So I created my own healthier version," says Ed Rysdyk Jr., Wyoming, Michigan. "Since my wraps freeze beautifully, they make an anytime meal. Let the sausage mixture cool for about an hour before assembling and freezing the wraps."
In Providence, Utah, Leica Merriam greets the day in a luscious way--with homemade crepes served with berries and yogurt. "I found this low-fat recipe in a magazine and made it even quicker and lighter," she writes. "The crepe batter whips up so easily in the blender."
Ham tastes just as good the next day in this hearty quiche that’s great at any meal. Sandy Flick of Toledo, Ohio adds green beans for a unique touch and they pair perfectly with ham, mushrooms and Swiss cheese.
White wine turns this egg dish into a sophisticated brunch specialty. "While staying with friends one weekend, we enjoyed the most wonderful eggs," says Phyllis Behringer of Defiance, Ohio. "I created this version to reduce the calorie and fat content."
“These fluffy waffles are a real breakfast treat,” writes Nancy Zimmerman of Cape May Court House, New Jersey. “You can also serve them for dessert with a scoop of frozen yogurt and the syrup drizzled over the top.”