Eggs

A wire rack on a piece of parchment, with 3 croquettes madame muffins sitting on top.

Croque Madame Muffins

A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that’s perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.

A cedar plank with 3 eggs Florentine, one with spinach, one with tomato, one with ham.

Eggs Florentine

Eggs Florentine, Benedict, and Arnold. Sorta sounds more like a network of Revolutionary War spies than a brunch menu, yes?

A metal pie plate with two slices of roasted tomato quiche, some crumbs of crust and a fork.

Roasted Tomato Quiche

A soulful and satiating quiche that goes perfectly with chilled wine at supper. Or with even more wine at brunch.

A green bowl filled with scrambled eggs and green pieces of zucchini on a tile tabletop, with a fork.

Zucchini and Eggs

An easy-peasy breakfast (or anytime) that’s full of veg. Zucchini adds some greenery to your basic scrambled eggs.

A California breakfast quesadilla, cut into eight wedges on a plate with a bottle of hot sauce on the side.

California Breakfast Quesadilla

No matter when you wake up, sumptuously stuffed quesadillas will be your go-to. Add anything you like, extra cheese, jalapeños, pickled onions. Most important meal, indeed.

A person holding a skillet with jazmaz, or Syrian shakshuka - eggs cooked in a tomato and chile sauce.

Jazmaz ~ Syrian Shakshuka

You may know eggs and tomatoes as shakshuka, although this cousin includes the smooth heat from chiles as well as briny black olives. This approach from Anas Atassi is in our rotation.

A dish of classic Hollandaise sauce on a white plate with a whisk resting on the dish.

Classic Hollandaise Sauce

Some things are so simple as to seem almost plain—until you taste them. Hollandaise is one such perfectly simple staple.

Two white plates of frisée with bacon and egg, croutons, and a dressing, glasses and fork and knife nearby

Frisée with Bacon and Egg

Take a cue from Paris bistros and make this a menu staple. Bitter greens. Classic vinaigrette. Homemade croutons. Crisped bacon. Hard-boiled eggs. Simple yet superbly satiating.