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Mar 1, 2013 05:24 AM

Riff on a previous thread...if you could have anything for breakfast, every day (health and weight issues aside), what would it be?

For me, it would be eggs benedict, in every interpretation known to man.

Alas, for health reasons, I'm mainly a fruit and almond girl now.

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  1. The ham & cheese croissants from Tartine in San Francisco. Or one of those giant platters of smothered hash browns.

    I like pancakes but they're too much of a gut bomb even if they were magically zero carb!

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    1. re: Violatp

      Either pancakes with blueberries, butter and real maple syrup or a big, fresh baked bagel slathered with cream cheese. I think I'd like to alternate these two. But maybe throw in an egg and cheese English muffin now and then...and some homemade raspberry muffins once in a while...and some donuts from my local bakery...I guess I wouldn't want just one thing forever!

    2. a couple of oeuf à la coque with black truffles and a black truffle brioche.

      with a side of good bacon !!

      1. If I am to stick with traditional breakfast items, I'm split between pancakes and muffins. I'd probably side with pancakes (topped with maple syrup) if I'm eating out (I can't force myself not to use whole wheat and mine never turn out fluffy), and muffins if I had to make them myself. Or both since health and weight issues are not to be considered.

        If I'm going non-traditional breakfast items, definitely pie.

        1. Country Ham, Eggs, Grits, Red Eye Gravy, buttered Buttermilk Biscuits, Cafe Au Lait and Abita Beer.

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          1. re: mudcat

            Yeah, I'll take a beer with my sandwich too. Good point.

            1. re: mudcat

              If I can switch out for sausage gravy and a Sazerac, I will break fast with Mudcat!

            2. Well, I have this sandwich "concept", if you will, that I sometimes will indulge in. I call it the "Three Little Piggies" and it is based upon the classic, NJ pork roll and cheese sandwich. To get to three "piggies", one must select from the following: pork roll, ham, bacon, sausage patty, and scrapple. It's served on a true hard roll, with American cheese and is actually best if you wrap it in foil or butchers paper for a minute or two before eating.* A fried egg, like the ketchup, is optional.

              *It can be hard to wait, but this "deli style" approach permits a bit of steaming of the roll and melding of the totality of the monstrosity.

              Edit - For what it's worth, the best version was pork roll, scrapple, and bacon with egg and cheese. Also, I tried a four piggie version, with everything but the scrapple and omitted the egg. It was good, but a bit "over meaty" even for me. Someday, someone will dare try the five piggie version with egg and cheese, hell, maybe even add a burger, if you have the stones . . . .

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                1. re: MGZ

                  They call that sandwich The Rocket at Gems, Hazlet.

                  1. re: HillJ

                    Which one? Do they let you pick? I have to buy a lot more than I need when I make a sandwich at home (it's a bit indulgent for the Mrs., she's a PR, E & C girl.

                    1. re: MGZ

                      The one by the Toys R Us. It's an excellent sandwich, you can order it with or without any of the full Rocket lineup. Made to order and superb.

                      1. re: HillJ

                        Sorry, I meant how many meats and what types can I select from? Do they have scrapple? It's hard to find this side of the Delaware.