I’m not of the pancakes-for-dinner set. There are advocates, of course (mostly among kids?), but my breakfast-for-dinner craving runs more toward huevos rancheros.
Whether leaning toward the sweet end of the spectrum or the savory, the idea of a breakfast item for dinner has a certain naughty appeal, like we’re getting away with something. It’s a topsy-turvy treat. Cookbook authors Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth play to that desire in the straightforwardly titled Breakfast for Dinner (Quirk, $19.95).
While some of the 70-plus recipes may stretch the theme (can bananas Foster crepe cake be considered breakfast?), many appeal to the kid in all of us. Indeed, a real kid, a colleague’s daughter, plastered the book with Post-its, declaring “Major happy!” (for doughnut fudge sundaes) or “Delish!” (goat cheese Monte Cristos).
She dubbed the recipe here, “Strange, but fantastic,” so we had to try it. Verdict: Fantastic — and maybe Katie will be a food writer.