In our first post of this two-part series, we may have been guilty of getting a bit carried away with talking about the World Cup that is right around the corner. The world’s most popular sport is celebrated with a global event that sees nations from every corner of the earth compete against one another. Egypt, Japan, Brazil, Mexico, England, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Turkey, France, Spain, Russia, and a host of other countries will vie for the pride of bringing home the World Cup.
Why is your New York propane distributor concerned with the World Cup in our dedicated blog about propane? First of all, it’s the World Cup, it only happens once every four years, and essentially the entire world (excluding us in the USA, perhaps) stops to watch their country compete for the top prize. Secondly, we realized that this year’s competition would be taking place during the morning and early afternoon, seeing as how the matches will be played in Russia this year. We spent the end of our last post talking about how there isn’t a better way to make some delicious breakfast dishes on your grill than waking up on the weekend (or maybe a work day, we won’t judge you), turning your propane gas grill on, and fixing yourself some sausage and eggs while you watch Germany, France, or Argentina do their thing.
Breakfast Grilling Ideas
But enough about the World Cup, for now anyway. Let’s talk about firing up your propane grill and cooking some savory treats the whole family will enjoy. In our last post, we highlighted a favorite campfire french toast recipe we’ve had the pleasure of enjoying. Below you’ll find some basic ideas like eggs and bacon, without forgetting some more creative recipes like casseroles and such. Keep reading for some propane-grilling inspiration!
Sure, you could go to your local fast food joint or supermarket to get some once-frozen hash browns and pop them in the microwave for a quick reheat. But those just aren’t that good, once they cool off and you can actually taste them. You know what are actually good? Homemade hash browns, the kind that you season and grill on your own. In terms of seasoning, the usual suspects that include pepper, salt, butter, and onion will definitely get the job done. But don’t be afraid to think about changing it up in terms of adding a dash of paprika or a pinch of allspice. They might just open the whole dish up, making you the grillmaster you’ve no doubt always dreamed of becoming!
We are going to stick with some fundamentals in the early-going of this post. Most people who use propane grills wouldn’t think to stick a few pieces of bread on the gridiron in order to make toast, since most people assume it would burn almost instantly. But if you place your bread on the grill for just half-a-minute, your bread won’t burn but will become toast! Then you can butter your toast, spread jam on your toast, spread peanut butter with a bit of banana on your toast – we don’t care! Just know that it is an option, in case your toaster randomly breaks sometime soon.
We’ve probably all had pizza for breakfast at one point or another. Whether it’s to cure a hangover or because we forgot to go grocery shopping (or we were in a very strange mood and decided to order or cook pizza at 8 in the morning), there’s no shame in that fact. Not many of us have tried pizza for breakfast, we’d presume, and even fewer of us have grilled pizza for breakfast!
But regardless of if you’ve grilled pizza in the past, this breakfast pizza is worth a try. First, roll your pizza dough into roughly ¼ inch thickness. Then grab your trusty brush and olive oil and get to work, basting the dough in oil. Get your grill fired up to its absolute highest heat level, and then grill that puppy for just half of a minute before turning it over. Crack some eggs on your dough and close your lid for a minute or two, depending on how runny you like your eggs. Then get your cheese, ham, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and whatever else you want on your breakfast pizza and add it to your ‘za! Close the lid of your grill for a couple of minutes and then you are all set for a delicious creation!
An Omelette On The Grill?
You’d better believe it! And don’t worry, cooking an omelette on the grill isn’t just easy, it adds an added layer of depth to the already-delectable dish – a smokey element is just what an omelette needs to open it up and give it an authentic, grilled quality.
If you end up adding bacon to your omelette, the BBQ element will only be enhanced by the bacon’s natural flavor. You might just find that cooking your egg dish over the grill is so delicious that you won’t be able to go back to preparing it the traditional way. Only time will tell, assuming you actually go ahead and try the grilled way. But we need to convince you first!
Turn the grill up to medium, letting it reach that heat after about three minutes. Make sure you have your bacon on hand, because, as well all know, bacon is an indispensable component of any decent omelette.
Because heat is so important when it comes to cooking eggs, it’s a good idea to hold your hand close to your grill’s irons. If you aren’t able to hold your hand close to the grill for around three seconds, you should turn your heat down. Likewise, if you don’t feel any discomfort after around five seconds, crank that heat knob up a few pegs.
Before you do anything with the eggs, grill your bacon up. Make sure you cook the bacon all the way through until it is crispy, but don’t overcook them to a burnt crisp. Around three minutes for each side should do nicely. You’ll be needing at least one slice for your omelette, but we wouldn’t blame you if you chose to grill a couple more slices for a side dish. There’s never a bad time for bacon. Make sure you set your bacon down on a plate with paper towel on it to absorb the excess grease.
We probably should have mentioned this earlier, but you’ll need a nine inch metal pie plate and tin foil to cover your plate, since you’ll be using it with the grill. After covering the bottom of your pie plate with tin foil, make sure you coat the inside of your plate with cooking spray. Get crazy with it – apply liberally. You want to be able to get your omelette out of the pie plate once it has been perfectly prepared by none other than the grillmaster (that’s you, remember).
Now that your pie plate is ready, get your eggs in order. Get a different bowl to whisk two eggs together, a half a cup of shredded cheese of your choice, one tablespoon of milk, as well as salt and pepper (and whatever other seasonings you like).
Pour that whisked combination into your metal pie plate and cover it with a lid, where upon you should cover the entire grill and let the propane heat do its thing for around three to four minutes. After that time period, your eggs should beginning to lift off the pan a bit. This is a sign that it’s time to crumble your bacon and sprinkle it over one half of your omelette that is starting to take form. Immediately take your spatulate and flip one side of your omelette over to half it. After another minute or so, or until the eggs are no longer runny, remove the omelette from the grill, along with the metal pie plate.
Serve with your extra bacon, grilled toast, coffee, orange juice, whole milk, and whatever else you feel like! It’s gonna be great, trust us.
DiSanto Propane: Beyond Grilling For Breakfast
Believe it or not, we do more than simply suggesting recipes to try out on your grill every once in a while. We at DiSanto Propane are your local propane distributors for all of your home and commercial needs. Get in touch with us today to learn what we can do for your home’s energy bill or your place of business’ bottom line. Propane is a clean, safe, efficient, and affordable energy source. Contact us today for more information!