Breakfast/Brunch recipes for a slow cooker (device, not person)
June 8, 2016 2:58 AM   Subscribe

Every year around July 4, I host a brunch party. I got one of those triple slow cooker things for a wedding gift almost 5 years ago and haven't used it yet. I would love to use it for this party, somehow. Tell me recipes to utilize this thing.

It'd be awesome if they were foods that could be prepared ahead of time, because this party starts early so I like to do as much as possible the night before.
posted by Fig to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Three degrees of chile? Mild, hot and dangerous?
posted by sammyo at 3:23 AM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

I don't think I'd use those for the actual cooking, because you'd have to be up in the middle of the night to start them off - BUT - they'd be perfect for keeping hot foods hot during the party. I'd put pre cooked bacon in one, precooked sausage in another and pre cooked waffles or French toast in another. You could use one to keep an egg/breakfast casserole, but you'd have to bake it and transfer it to the crock, which might be kind of a pain, especially since the mass of the casserole will keep it warm on it's own for a bit...
posted by sarajane at 3:28 AM on June 8, 2016 [3 favorites]

I bring these crock pot French toast bites to every brunch I attend and they're always a hit. The blog author has other breakfast items too that would probably work well.
posted by JannaK at 3:33 AM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

Onion jam is great and easy to make, and especially easy if you have a slow cooker because it's the magical way to caramelize onions. It's food for a sweet-savory thing to scoop onto crackers and baguette slices, splop into a crepe, or eat on a fancy sandwich with something like goat cheese & arugula.

There are a ton of recipes out there--I've made a few kinds over the years, but I use the recipes more just as suggestions and do a lot of adjusting to taste. I will say anecdotally that the tarter ones seem to be more popular, so maybe decrease the sugar just a bit in favor of more acid (or don't! generally I suck at cooking, following a recipe might be safer). I think the favorite one I've made was with balsamic vinegar and pomegranate molasses.
posted by phunniemee at 3:34 AM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

These are great for hot cereals - steel cut oatmeal, grits (cheesy) or Chinese rice porridge. Also for beans (black/refried) for huevos rancheros or chilaquiles.
posted by shoesietart at 4:08 AM on June 8, 2016

You could make a make ahead french toast. Super easy and the night before. (A loaf or two of italian bread, a dozen eggs and milk, spices, soak over night).
Add 3 kinds of berries (blueberries, strawberries and raspberries) and put in pots.

You'll have french toast with a choice of berry sauces.
posted by ReluctantViking at 4:16 AM on June 8, 2016

Eggs diavolo.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 7:39 AM on June 8, 2016

Warm syrup? Sausage gravy?
posted by rubster at 11:27 AM on June 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

I would be keeping syrup, grits, and peppered sausage gravy in them if it was my party.
posted by beignet at 9:43 PM on June 9, 2016

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