I just made an obscenely good breakfast. It's probably even illegal in California. You'll have to forgive the picture quality, it was early and a bit overcast this morning.
First I smoked a fatty, which is simply a 1 lb breakfast sausage (I like Jimmy Dean Sage) rolled in some BBQ rub and then smoked about 90 minutes. That by itself is a treat. Once you have it smoked, you'll never be happy with fried sausage patties again.
While it was smoking, I made a compound butter. I used 8 tablespoons of butter, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract (real, not imitation). I could only get Grade A maple syrup, but I prefer Grade B, it's actually better IMO.
Mix the softened butter, syrup and vanilla together. You can whip it (when a butter comes along....you must whip it! Devo cooks) but I just mashed it with a fork. I put it on a piece of plastic wrap and rolled it back into a log. It only took about 30 minutes in the fridge to harden.
Once the fatty was done, I made french toast on the Big Green Egg using a cast iron grill plate that I bought at Lowes Home Improvement 2 years ago.
The egg bath for the bread is 4 eggs, 1/2 c milk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and cinnamon.
I put it all together....Can you say scrumpdillyicious?There, I knew you could.
Have a great week everyone!