Welcome to 2021! Every new year, my family has a tradition of celebrating by watching The Twilight Zone marathon on Syfy. This year was no different, but I decided to take another shot at a charcuterie board, this time, with a breakfast twist. It was actually super easy and fun to make if you split up who is making what based on their talents. I know scrambling eggs or cooking sausages isn’t my forte, so I was tasked with the pancakes, waffles and preparation before passing the spatula off on the pancake flipping half way through. If you want to make your own at home, here’s how we did it.
What You’ll Need
- 6 eggs
- Block of cheddar cheese
- Fresh strawberries and blueberries and an orange or other fruit of your choice (washed)
- Salami, sliced
- 6 cups of pancake batter
- Four sausage links – bacon works too!
- Chives, finely chopped
- Two cutting boards, one small and one large
- Waffle maker
What You’ll Do
- In a skillet, make 8 palm-sized pancakes. If you’re like us, you will probably burn a few, but that’s ok! Keep those on the side just in case.
- In the waffle maker, create two large waffles. Our waffle maker is round and sectioned into quarters, so we cut along the borders to create 8 triangles.
- Next, we scrambled our eggs with cheese. Place these on the smaller board or even in a cast iron skillet. Top with chopped chives for garnish.
- Brown the sausages. We used links made of chicken, but you can use bacon, pork, turkey… you get it!
- We also sliced some oranges and the left over cheese from the eggs, as well as some thin slices of butter for effect. Last, we folded over the salami slices in half and piled them, offset.
- Next is the fun part. There are really no rules, but I do like to start with the larger pieces first, so the waffles and pancakes, followed by the second board with eggs. From there, we filled in the spaces with our strawberries, blueberries and oranges.
- To top it off, I remembered I still had some maple syrup from my trip to DuBois Farm. We also had a bottle of Belaire Rosé to top it off.
- Remember, there’s no right or wrong when it comes to creating your own, custom board. Just have fun, and eat up!
What are some of your NYE traditions?
Until next time…
– Jae Marie