I just love Father’s Day. Maybe it’s because I’m a daddy’s girl, or maybe it’s the fact that I can get my kids all riled up to celebrate their dad and granddad. I’ve been lucky enough to have some amazing father-figures in my life, and the best way to love on them is through food, right?
This year, I wanted to create something a little different. You know how it goes. You have the same routine for Father’s Day each year. You give gifts early in the morning, and follow up with breakfast in bed. If this is left to the kids, breakfast for dad is always pretty interesting. I decided to kick it up a notch and offer daddy a spin on on the usual breakfast with Johnsonville® bratwurst sausage. Brats Benedict!
It’s a simple recipe with only a few main ingredients. I have to admit, I’d never made poached eggs at home, but they were pretty easy to create! I had no problem cooking the Johnsonville® bratwurst either.
I wanted to incorporate grilling into the meal, so used our stovetop grill to get those beautiful grill marks.
Once I had the grill marks on the brats, I transferred them to a skillet with about 1/2 cup water seasoned with a bit of kosher salt. They continued to cook on medium/low heat for about 15 minutes.
For the poached eggs, I actually watched a video on YouTube and was shocked at how simple it was. Then, I made the super complex hollandaise sauce. It took forever and ever. Just kidding. I made it from a packet I found at the store. Look, Mama wants to get fancy but I don’t want to stress over a Father’s Day breakfast! I did doctor it up by adding a little bit of cayenne pepper. It added a whole other level of flavor to the hollandaise.
I toasted an English muffin, sliced the Johnsonville bratwurst sausage on a bias, added the poached eggs and sausage on top of the toast, then slowly poured the hollandaise sauce over this creation. Oh my, it looked (and smelled) delicious.
We served it to Dad to see if it was a contender for his Father’s Day breakfast this year.
I’m not sure, but I think he liked it. He had this smile on his face the whole time he ate it.
After breakfast, we took a peek at the Brat Signal app! It’s so much fun for Johnsonville® lovers. You can select a fun graphic (like a satellite beaming sausages into the air, or sausage shaped smoke signals) and then caption it with “Hey I’m grilling tomorrow at x address, bring your friends” or any fun and catchy caption you want. It is geotagged and you can share it to either Facebook or twitter. I have to admit, my extended family is going to love when I use this app. I can hear the knocks on the door right now. Ha!