If you didn’t know already, Plated Head Chef Elana loves Paris. After studying at the Sorbonne a few years back—and many countless visits—she has continued to pull cooking inspiration from the French in her day-to-day life. With Bastille Day coming up fast (it’s on July 14th, FYI!), we decided what better way to celebrate than with our very own petit dejéuner. So, ring in the holiday like Chef Elana with our go-to recipes.
(ps. if your celebrations go beyond breakfast, we have recipes for that, too.)
Homemade jam + baguette
Cafe au lait
Activated Charcoal Crepes
You can thank Plated Chef Liz (and her family) for this one. Her aunt-in-law (it’s a thing) grew up in France and has passed down many a recipe, including this one, which is lovingly called “Dippy Eggs.” Often served when the family was little and home sick, you can pop these eggs into shot glasses alongside buttery toast and let everyone dip away!
Meanwhile, butter slices of brioche bread on both sides, season with salt to taste, and arrange on a baking sheet. Transfer bread to oven and toast until bread is golden and butter is melted, 7-8 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into 3/4 inch strips. These are your soldiers!
Use the toast soldiers to dunk into the unctuous yolk. Use a small spoon to scoop out the egg white when that golden center is gone.
Looking for something a bit more filling? No shame. The French made the humble ham and cheese sandwich glorious when they smothered it with rich béchamel and then put an egg on it. Our take will fulfill all your Parisian dreams.