No matter where you fall on the Donald Trump love-hate spectrum, you can’t deny the President’s polarity. Maybe it’s his tax strategy, his relationship know-how, or perhaps people hope offering such enthusiastic support will somehow allow them to achieve the same level of success. OK, so the last reason might not be the most realistic.
Try these three delicious recipes.
1. Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups
When it comes to his morning meal, Trump told People.com he likes bacon and eggs. The classic combo tastes great in its simplest form, but these baked egg cups from The Comfort of Cooking might be even better. With toast, eggs, bacon, and cheese, they have everything you need to get your day off to a great start.
- 4 bacon slices
- 4 bread slices
- ½ cup shredded cheese of your choice
- 4 eggs
- Salt and pepper
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease four wells in a regular muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Cook bacon in a small skillet until cooked, but not crisp, about 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
Using a round cookie cutter, cut center out of each bread slice. Press bread circles into each of the prepared muffin wells. Wrap a piece of bacon around the sides of each bread-filled well, then sprinkle cheese in the center. Crack an egg into each, season with salt and pepper and bake until cooked to your desired doneness, about 10 to 12 minutes.
Let cool briefly, then carefully run a knife around the edges to loosen. Transfer egg cups to a plate and serve.
2. Buttered Toast Crispy Fishwiches
Hitting the campaign trail means every future president comes face-to-face with fast food at some point. For Trump, McDonald’s is the on-the-road restaurant of choice. While he likes the burgers, he also mentioned he’s a fan of the fish sandwiches.
This might be the one instance where you’ll actually be eating better than Trump if you do the cooking yourself. We particularly like these panko-crusted cod sandwiches from Every Day with Rachael Ray. And because they’re baked instead of fried, they’re also a lot better for you.
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1½ cups panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
- 4 (6-ounce) pieces cod
- Salt and pepper
- 2 egg whites, beaten
- 4 sandwich-size English muffins or 8 slices bread, toasted and lightly buttered
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- Oil-and-vinegar slaw or shredded lettuce
- Lemon juice or malt vinegar
- Bread-and-butter pickles
- Finely chopped red onion
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, pour butter over breadcrumbs and mix to combine. Season with seafood seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, lemon zest, thyme, and chives.
Season cod all over with salt and pepper, then dip in flour to coat, shaking to remove excess. Coat each piece of cod in egg whites, then panko mixture. Arrange on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet. Transfer to oven and bake until golden, crisp, and cooked through, about 20 minutes.
Build sandwiches with English muffins, slaw, fish, lemon juice, pickles, and onions. Close sandwiches and serve.
3. Cherry-Vanilla Ice Cream
He might eschew coffee and alcohol, but even Trump can’t say no to a creamy, frozen treat. According to Us Weekly, he particularly likes cherry-vanilla ice cream. While you could certainly buy some at the grocery store, we suggest firing up your ice cream maker to churn this luscious version from Country Living. You can even substitute frozen, pitted cherries to make things really easy.
- 1½ pounds pitted cherries, divided
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 2½ cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- ½ vanilla bean, seeds scraped out and pod reserved
- 8 large egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Red food coloring (optional)
Directions: Combine 1 pound cherries and ⅓ cup sugar in a small saucepan. Set over medium heat and cook until cherries soften, about 10 minutes. Process cherries through a food mill, strain, and discard solids. Return liquid to the pan and cook until syrup reduces to 1 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool completely.