RECIPES: Family traditions yield down-home breakfast favorites

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 05:16 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Dad did several things well in the kitchen, including preparing the most important meal of the day.

Encouraging a pair of young boys to eat his scrambled eggs and home friesneeded some marketing. The eggs, a scrumptious mix of sautéed onions and sometimes green peppers, became “Indian eggs.”

Dad didn't go for any PC nonsense.

The home fries, which practically cook themselves with minimal outside interference, were naturally cowboy potatoes. I guess today they'd be cowperson potatoes.

Together the two met in peace on the Great Plains of our plates.

Dad's bacon didn't need a fancy name. What more can you do with bacon, after all?

As my brother, Evan, learned from neighbors in Tennessee, where he now lives, there's bacon crack, with brown sugar and mustard.

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