It’s Monday, which means we have to wait a whole week until we have time to indulge in a long, leisurely brunch. Yes, that’s a bummer, but at least it gives us five days to work up the courage to tackle a breakfast recipe that is currently going viral. This morning, we woke up to find Gordon Ramsay’s tutorial for eggs baked in hash browns with bacon trending number one on YouTube. Should you require proof that it looks incredibly delicious, since being posted less than 24 hours ago, the tutorial has already been viewed almost a million times.
In the video, Chef Ramsay walks us through how to make what he has dubbed "an American-style breakfast," and although his charming British accent is hard to ignore, we trust him completely. There are two elements of this recipe that we honestly didn’t think we’d ever be able to prepare at home, but true to form, the chef shows a few little tricks for how to pull them off.
He starts with hash browns. In the past, if we’ve prepared breakfast potatoes at home, they’ve either been in cube form or they’ve come out of a box that's been hanging out in a freezer for a while. Ramsay, however, has a trick for how to make the classic hash browns we’re used to getting at our favorite diners. His secret? A cheese grater. With the tool, he expertly shreds potatoes and onions, which, when coupled with his secret flipping technique, come together in the skillet to make a perfect potato cake.
The second special part of his all-American breakfast is, of course, the bacon. In his video, Ramsay explains that sweet breakfast meat was something he actually had to get used to when he first came to the United States, but now he loves it. The chef suggests heating olive oil, brown sugar, salt, pepper, and butter in a pan, and then laying the bacon on top. He explains, "As it cooks it becomes irresistibly caramelized and golden brown." It's also incredibly easy to pull off.
You know what that means? This whole dish may have just majorly changed our brunching game, especially if it turns out to be as reliable as Ramsay's scrambled eggs.