Dad's Day Brunch: Delish!

Suzanne Murray


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Photo from Food Network

I hate Father's Day. Don't get me wrong, I have the best dad on the planet, I just never know what to get him. And now that we're parents, I have to get something for my husband too. Sigh.

They both love food, and for about a second, I considered getting them one of these funny food-themed ties, but they're way too expensive for a joke gift that will probably never be worn.

Instead I'm going to make a nice brunch, which I know they'll both appreciate far more.

Here's what's on the menu.

Grilled Steak and Eggs With Beer and Molasses


For the Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup lager-style beer
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

For the Steak and Eggs:

  • 2 1-pound strip steaks (1/2 inch thick)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 grilled eggs (recipe below)


Make the sauce In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and garlic and saute until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the rest of the sauce ingredients; bring to a boil, then simmer until the sauce is reduced to 2 cups, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, preheat a grill to medium-high. Season the steaks with salt and pepper and rub with the oil. Grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with the beer-molasses sauce and the grilled eggs.

Grill the eggs Place a cast-iron skillet on the grill; add butter, oil or bacon drippings. Crack in eggs and season to taste. Cook until the edges are crisp but the yolks are still runny, 2-3 minutes.

I found this recipe on the Food Network site. If it doesn't appeal to you, there are lots more there to choose from.

Are you cooking for Dad's Day? What's on the menu? Are you eating out? Where will you go?

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