10 Fried Breakfast Dishes To Try Right Now


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For many folks, breakfast is the most beloved meal of the day. And it isn't reserved for early in the morning — just look at Team Breakfast for Dinner. 

While healthy breakfast options like yogurt, fresh fruit, and oatmeal are always a solid choice, there's a special place in our hearts for a fried breakfast. From fried chicken and waffles to potato latkes, here are some of our favorite must-have breakfast dishes that you can easily fry up.

fried chicken and waffles breakfast with syrup

1. Fried Chicken and Waffles

When many of us daydream about what we’re going to feast on for our next breakfast, a heartily portioned plates of fried chicken and waffles is often first on the list. 

You don’t even need to go to a bustling diner with its steadily climbing prices to get your next fix of chicken and waffles. There are numerous recipes that will leave you fully satisfied — potentially knee-deep in a food coma — and appreciative of whoever first thought to give fried chicken and waffles a chance with one another.

Recipe: Divas Can Cook

Potato Pancakes

2. Potato Latkes

The key to your next successful potato latkes feast? Overshoot how many latkes you assume yourself and any other dining companions will rapidly eat with reckless abandon. Just in case you’ve been sleeping on latkes, they're a type of potato pancake that can include cheese, onion, carrots, and zucchini, in addition to freshly grated or pureed potatoes. Fried in oil, latkes are often accompanied by applesauce or sour cream.

Recipe: NYT Cooking

French Toast with Maple Syrup and Berries

3. Deep Fried French Toast

Decadence is already implied in the mere name of this breakfast dish. If you’re someone who takes pride in having an unapologetic sweet tooth, then you’ve met your soulmate in deep fried French toast. It sounds like the big pro tip when it comes to leveling up your deep fried French toast experience is to use Hawaiian bread instead of regular white bread. Douse in plenty of maple syrup, of course.

Recipe: Food.com

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Country Fried Steak and Eggs

5. Chicken Fried Steak

Chicken fried steak is certainly one way to kick off your morning — and depending on how big your steak is, it may send you sleepily crawling back into bed. 

A Southern stalwart, this breakfast dish features breaded cube steak. It's fried like fried chicken (hence the name) and drenched in rich and creamy gravy. A food coma will probably follow.

Recipe: Allrecipes

Scotch Eggs

6. Scotch Eggs

The variations you can put on a breakfast dish consisting of eggs will never end. Scotch eggs are a fun, protein-packed meal that require a healthy dose of sunflower oil for frying. You can even prepare your next batch of scotch eggs up to a day in advance in case you have a dinner party fast approaching on the horizon.

Recipe: BBC goodfood

Typical Spanish dish called
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7. Migas

Migas are tasty corn tortillas that have been pan fried until they achieve a slight crisp. From there, the tortillas are drenched in a whipped egg with a variety of spices, then rapidly cooked together and served as a true Tex-Mex staple dish.

Recipe: Pinch of Yum

Homemade Healthy Sweet Potato Hash

8. Sweet Potatoes Carnitas Hash

Sweet potatoes are packed with healthy nutrients, and are a dynamic addition to a savory carnitas hash dish. This is definitely one of the more involved and difficult breakfast recipes that we've covered throughout this list, so if you decide to challenge yourself with taking a run at it, just make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to properly prep your ingredients.  

Recipe: The Modern Proper

Closeup of making homemade donuts on wooden table.Japanese donuts.

9. Doughnuts

Are doughnuts the ultimate fried breakfast food? We think so. This recipe for homemade glazed doughnuts can serve as a fun weekend project with a delicious reward. You probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry; just make sure you have enough oil (about 1-2 quarts) for frying.

Recipe: Sally's Baking Recipes

Related: 31 Crazy Delicious Doughnuts Across America

Homemade Full English Breakast with Eggs Sausage

10. English Breakfast

It’s really never a bad time for a hearty English breakfast, especially whenever you find yourself possessed by an overwhelming appetite to stuff yourself with as much food as humanly possible. An English breakfast consists of sausages, bacon, eggs, fried bread, beans, and your pick of veggies, like tomatoes or onions. Most of it is fried; all of it is delicious.

Recipe: Ramona's Cuisine