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Dec 19, 2011 06:07 AM

Who here eats steak for breakfast?

Not leftovers from last night.

Not a steak sandwich.

And certainly not salisbury steak.

No, I want to know who here eats real steak for breakfast.

As in, fire up the grill, get out the ribeye (or strip or porterhouse or whatever) and put fire to beef kind of steak for breakfast.

I, for one, do.

Crazy? Too fussy? Too time consuming you say?


I did it this morning and it was a snap.

Get up. Fire up the grill.

Go for morning run.

Finish run and put steak on grill.

Change out of running gear and hydrate with diet coke.

Flip steak.

Get coffee brewing and fire up the computer.

Take steak off grill and let it rest.

Take shower.

Towel off and eat steak.

See? Easy and not so crazy.

Bonus? You get that nice charcoal smell all over you, so no need for cologne or perfume. 'Natch.

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  1. I've done this. Used to use a grill pan for onglet and striploin, now SV before going to bed and sear off before eating when I get up. Nice with that morning cup of Kona. I still add the sunny-side up eggs but have been skipping on things like toast.

    1. Not me. Toast, juice, coffee and, in previous times, a couple of cigarettes. I miss the cigarettes more than you can imagine.

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      1. re: Harters

        God I miss coffee and fags* for breakfast!


      2. iI have had steak for breakfast and just to add on, cook some eggs to eat with usually when I am starting up the smoker. This is a once and a while, weekend thing, unfortunately I am no astronaut or a Lumberjack so an everyday breakfast is a bit much.

        1. steak and eggs is a favorite breakfast. a nice T-Bone is my breakfast choice. Much prefer it toi the 'normal' breakfast meats.

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          1. re: bagelman01

            Steak and eggs was one of my father's very favorite breakfasts. I've never tried it, actually.

            1. re: bagelman01

              Steak and eggs is really common here in Texas and other beef states, like Colorado and Oklahoma. How about elsewhere?

            2. geeze, either get up at 4am, or work from home! Seriously, that does sound too fussy for the average bear, if I manage to get my shoes tied before I hit my desk, it's a successful morning. How often do you eat a steak? Diet coke to hydrate? Guessing you're 20yrs old, yeah?

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              1. re: BiscuitBoy

                I'm up by 4, have breakfast usu. by 5 or a bit after, and out the door by 6 or 6:30 usually.

                20 years old??

                I wish.

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  That schedule worked for me in real time when I lived on the east coast, 3 hours ahead of you.

                  1. re: Veggo

                    Works even better if you can bend space-time continuum.

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      Easier and lazier simply to move to France.

                        1. re: ipsedixit

                          Steak in France is nowhere as good as the US.

                          1. re: Pedr0

                            At first glance that comment seemed paradoxical to me. After all, isn't France the land of Steak au Poivre and Chateaubriand? Thinking about it though, France isn't really known as a cattle ranching country, and perhaps all of those fancy sauces the French have concocted were necessary to spruce up subpar beef.

                            Googling around a bit I found an old article from Tony Bourdain which does seem to confirm that French beef is not the same as the well marbled fatty American beef, but that they seem to more than make up for it with expert butchering of the more flavorful cuts as well as some great sauces. It's a good read, and here: