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Who here eats steak for breakfast?

ipsedixit Dec 19, 2011 06:07 AM

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.

  1. GraydonCarter Dec 29, 2011 10:00 PM

    Pork chop, eggs, grits.

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      montrealeater Dec 27, 2011 02:23 PM

      I rarely eat breakfast (I'm just not hungry in the morning) but when I do, I go all out. Which means steak and eggs OR a big pile of pancakes and sausages OR a big fry-up. Steak with runny eggs is soooo good.

      1. iL Divo Dec 25, 2011 01:17 PM

        Roy and Dale did. They made it for me as a child.
        So yes, I/we do.
        They served it up with mashed potatoes gravy and peas as I recall.
        Being raised in horse country, that's a cowboy breakfast that's sure to please.

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          Bryan Pepperseed Dec 25, 2011 03:33 AM

          Steak and eggs has been my all-time favorite breakfast for years.
          Not sure why, but ......
          If the eggs are scrambled, both get eaten with ketchup. If the eggs are fried, the ketchup stays in the fridge.

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          1. re: Bryan Pepperseed
            austintexican Dec 25, 2011 07:44 AM

            "Not sure why, but ......"

            Because you can dip the steak in the yolks! :D

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              huiray Dec 25, 2011 07:59 AM

              No, no, no...you pop the whole yolk into your mouth - so his not using ketchup remains a mystery! :-)

            2. re: Bryan Pepperseed
              Bryan Pepperseed Dec 26, 2011 04:06 AM

              I have never tried the "Huiray whole yolk method", but I guess now I'll have to give it a go at least once for the sake of "science".

              Austintexicans' theory is probably closest to the truth even though I don't intentionally dip my steak (I actually prefer to dip my buttered toast in it) I'm sure some of the yolk ends up on the steak due to my sloppiness.

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                austintexican Dec 26, 2011 01:19 PM

                Well, I dump so much hot sauce on my eggs, I'm surprised I can even taste the yolk.

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                  Bryan Pepperseed Dec 27, 2011 04:39 AM

                  As you might have guessed, the Pepperseed in me thinks that sounds pretty good.

                  1. re: Bryan Pepperseed
                    huiray Dec 27, 2011 06:26 AM

                    Perhaps one might try that while also investigating the effects of popping a whole yolk into one's mouth. ;-)

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                      Bryan Pepperseed Dec 28, 2011 08:51 AM

                      Good idea.

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              RosePearl Dec 24, 2011 06:01 PM

              Love beef steak for breakfast. With freshly squeezed orange juice (or Mimosa), and a deviled egg, I feel strong and ready to face anything.

              1. Will Owen Dec 23, 2011 05:55 PM

                I've bought it in restaurants, but at home it's always been slices of leftover flatiron steak sizzled quickly and laid next to the eggs. I need however to put this on my list of meals to make when Mrs. O is off on a trip. This is not because I don't want to share, but she's stopped eating animals and having a steak in front of her would be cruel.

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                1. re: Will Owen
                  Tripeler Dec 24, 2011 12:28 AM

                  Spoken like a Gentleman, Will.

                  For me, morning steak has always been leftovers on those rare occasions when I have them.

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                    ipsedixit Dec 24, 2011 10:50 AM

                    Or spoken like a husband who values quality time in the kitchen as much as he does in the bedroom.

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                      huiray Dec 24, 2011 11:14 AM

                      I encourage you to cook a big honkin' piece of steak, fresh, in the morning. Don't be deterred by false notions of delicacy regarding what you can eat in the mornings. Such stomachs of weak constitution as those who regard anything other than toast or soft-boiled eggs to be beyond the pale are to be pitied, not emulated.

                      1. re: huiray
                        Will Owen Dec 24, 2011 03:06 PM

                        huiray, I'm at that stage in life wherein I've got no business having any honkin' big steaks, especially not in conjunction with eggs. A smallish entrecote, of the sort you get with a lunch order of steak frites, is what I'm fixing on here, with cottage fries and sourdough toast and two big basted eggs. And a Bloody Mary. Hey, I can do that!

                        1. re: Will Owen
                          huiray Dec 24, 2011 03:49 PM

                          :-D OK, that'll work too. ;-)
                          Season's Greetings.

                  2. EWSflash Dec 22, 2011 07:28 PM

                    Well, the hospital cafeteria at work has CFsteak for breakfast on Wednesdays. I catch it when I can, the gravy (white sausage) is usually good to very good. The steak is from a freezer box, but tasty nevertheless. I love steak for breakfast but won't make it for myself. It's one of those things that somebody has to make for you that makes it fabulous.

                    1. meatn3 Dec 22, 2011 06:54 PM

                      It used to be a favorite of mine in the wee hours after a night of clubbing...but those days have past.

                      I have to be up for 3 or more hours before I am interested in more than coffee. At that point I'll happily eat breakfast if someone else prepares it - so it is usually a restaurant on the rare breakfast days. Most of them butcher steak, so if I have steak & eggs now it will be made at home for dinner!

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                        Pookipichu Dec 22, 2011 10:55 AM

                        Steak is too filling in the morning. Breakfast sashimi and pickled radishes are easier on the stomach. With a cup of good quality tea.

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                        1. re: Pookipichu
                          huiray Dec 22, 2011 01:21 PM

                          For yourself.

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                            EWSflash Dec 22, 2011 07:32 PM

                            I didn't know about the typical Japanese breakfast until we stayed an a hotel right near Disneyland. I should have gotten it. It had grilled salmon, miso soup, and a couple of other things I don't remember, but it would have been better than what I ordered. Not sure why I didn't, maybe i wasn't chow-wise at that point. It was 17 years ago. Young son was 6. Shoulda done it.

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                            slacker1 Dec 22, 2011 10:05 AM

                            When I lived in Queensland, Australia, steak and eggs for breakfast was a regular thing. Add a side of home fries and a grilled tomato, some brown sauce and you're good to go.

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                              gembellina Dec 20, 2011 08:47 AM

                              For some reason I just can't stomach the idea. Far better to start the day on a sausage!

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                                Perilagu Khan Dec 20, 2011 09:28 AM

                                I've known a few women who lived out that maxim most rigorously.

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                                  RobertLaughlin Dec 20, 2011 11:53 AM

                                  Potatoes O'Brien is just the thing to have with a breakfast steak.

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                                    gembellina Dec 22, 2011 02:37 AM

                                    Lucky you!

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                                  joonjoon Dec 20, 2011 07:32 AM

                                  You forgot the most important part of the breakfast steak: eggs.

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                                    Sexual_Chocolate Dec 20, 2011 08:28 AM

                                    People eat bacon and sausage which is much worse for you. Just have a small lean piece.

                                    1. re: Sexual_Chocolate
                                      The Professor Dec 24, 2011 07:25 PM

                                      I doubt vey much that bacon or sausage is any worse for you. Depending on the types and how they are prepared, they could even be a healthier choice in some cases.

                                      However having said that, I _do_ like steak and eggs, but only once in a while, and then only a small piece of steak.

                                  2. huiray Dec 19, 2011 11:41 PM

                                    At home - not too often but yes I do.
                                    Outside b'fasts - steak & eggs is a favorite.

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                                    1. re: huiray
                                      huiray Dec 20, 2011 08:56 AM

                                      Oh, and if I cook it myself at home it will be as appropriate for a medium-rare steak or thereabouts, even maybe with a little blood around. Not interested in a well-done or bloodless steak (or thoroughly cooked-through sausage when I'm in steak mode, LOL). Squeamish people need not join me for b'fast. :-)

                                      ...and I wish more places would stop cooking the steak as much as they do with Steak & Eggs.
                                      p.s. the eggs ideally should also be a little runny.

                                    2. KaimukiMan Dec 19, 2011 10:26 PM

                                      not often but have done it on occasion, along with hash browns or country potato, or even with a side of fried rice (better if it is a teriyaki steak.) must be very chic now with the paleo diet etc.

                                      1. Veggo Dec 19, 2011 06:29 PM

                                        Only when camping in the Bighorns, Tetons, Sawtooth, Spanish Peaks, and Adirondacks. I had a trusty black skillet about 2 feet across with a 3 foot handle, great for campfire meals. Nice memories from years past and I have no idea as to the whereabouts of the skillet.

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                                          fourunder Dec 19, 2011 06:28 PM

                                          When I was younger during my college years working a night shift job, eating a full steak dinner at 8-9 AM was not uncommon. Today, I would have no problem doing it on a Weekend breakfast ...especially at a nice hotel on vacation...or here in Palm Desert...


                                          I recommend you try it once....along with the Double Patty Melt

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                                            jameshig Dec 19, 2011 06:13 PM

                                            What am I, scrooge mcduck with bags of money? You must be part of that 1% I keep hearing about.

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                                              goodhealthgourmet Dec 24, 2011 04:58 PM

                                              ipse didn't specify the weight of the steak or what he paid for it. Costco sells prime ribeye for $10/lb - for all we know, that meal cost him less than those ridiculous $7 or $8 "coffee" concoctions people buy at Starbucks on their way to work...and that price tag doesn't even include actual food. besides, he didn't say he eats it for breakfast every day. what's wrong with the occasional splurge?

                                              besides, those who eat like kings for breakfast often balance it out by eating a pauper's dinner...so if you have a bowl of cereal at night instead of a more traditional dinner, all you've really done is reverse your meals ;)

                                            2. BiscuitBoy Dec 19, 2011 09:15 AM

                                              geeze, ipse...you 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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                                                ipsedixit Dec 19, 2011 07:18 PM

                                                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
                                                  Veggo Dec 19, 2011 07:43 PM

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

                                                  1. re: Veggo
                                                    ipsedixit Dec 19, 2011 07:52 PM

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

                                                    1. re: ipsedixit
                                                      Veggo Dec 19, 2011 07:57 PM

                                                      Easier and lazier simply to move to France.

                                                      1. re: Veggo
                                                        ipsedixit Dec 19, 2011 07:59 PM

                                                        And tastier.

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                                                          Pedr0 Dec 24, 2011 07:34 PM

                                                          Steak in France is nowhere as good as the US.

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                                                            TuteTibiImperes Dec 25, 2011 10:31 AM

                                                            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: http://partners.nytimes.com/library/d...

                                              2. bagelman01 Dec 19, 2011 08:52 AM

                                                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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                                                  Perilagu Khan Dec 19, 2011 10:21 AM

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

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                                                    austintexican Dec 24, 2011 05:16 PM

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

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                                                    jester99 Dec 19, 2011 08:42 AM

                                                    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.

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                                                      Harters Dec 19, 2011 08:42 AM

                                                      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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                                                        gembellina Dec 20, 2011 08:43 AM

                                                        God I miss coffee and fags* for breakfast!


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                                                        wattacetti Dec 19, 2011 08:25 AM

                                                        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.

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