A Mother’s Day Brunch - Cast Iron Pesto Frittata

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The celebration of motherhood stretches back to the ancient Greeks and Romans who held festivals honoring goddesses. Over the centuries, the practice evolved into returning to one’s mother church to a celebration of our direct mothers and grandmothers. In the U.S., Mother’s Day has been officially recognized since the early 1900s.

Our valued mothers and grandmothers are owed a debt of gratitude. That’s why it’s time to plan the best possible brunch on the grill. With the spring flowers in bloom, it’s time to lean on one of the high-quality PGS Grills and cook a memorable outdoor breakfast on the grill this May.

Reasons to Cook Mother’s Day Brunch or Breakfast on the Grill

There are certain holidays that tend to swell the lines at local breakfast and brunch eateries. Mother’s Day may be the busiest morning of the year. If you want to deliver a special time with family and loved ones, long lines and crowded dining halls are generally not the best options.

Think about the gathering from mom’s perspective. You are the apple of her eye. She brought you into the world, raised you, and her heart swells with pride. The same holds true for grandmothers. That’s why mothers deserve a relaxing and intimate family experience. She wants to be able to talk quietly and, sometimes, privately with her children. And grandmothers love watching young ones romp around and get a few hugs.

Preparing a morning meal on a gas grill at your home provides the exact ambiance our revered women desire. With a home being the best possible place to gather, it’s time to up your grilling game.

Perfect Mother’s Day Grilling Recipe

Creating an amazing Mother’s Day brunch on the grill requires having a high-quality outdoor chef station. PGS grills routinely include the use of ceramic rocks for even heat distribution and minimal flare-ups. Another important option for quality food preparation is having a PGS grill with rotisserie burner. These are the type of elements that separate uneven grilling portions from perfection. That being said, this is a Mother’s Day brunch option worth considering.

Cast Iron Pesto Frittata with Bacon

They say everything goes better with bacon. One could argue that is a truism. So, crafting a delicate frittata option with a side of bacon provides a grilling balance worthy of a robust Mother’s Day brunch.

Gather These Ingredients
  • 6 extra-large eggs
  • 4 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves (diced thin)
  • Black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • 1 ripe tomato (sliced thin)
  • Pesto
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • 1 ripe pineapple
  • Extra-virgin olive oil

How To Make

Pre-cook pineapple on rotisserie burner and put on a plate on your side shelf. Now, lightly brush one side of grill grates with olive oil. Place bacon on grill over medium heat. Coat a cast iron skillet with olive oil and heat on the grill. In a bowl, whisk together eggs.

When skillet is hot, pour eggs and lower heat. Spread garlic, season with salt and pepper, disburse tomato slices and cover. When the frittata is almost cooked through, spread pesto and top with cheese as suited. Cover until cheese melts and remove from heat. Slice the pineapple and sear on the gas grill. Serve frittata warm with sides of bacon and seared pineapple slices.

Complete The Mother’s Day Meal

The lemon-poached eggs with asparagus recipe makes an inviting entrée. But remember to include special side options as well. Consider the following.

  • Rotisserie grilled pineapple slices
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Mimosas
  • Breakfast sausage
  • Thick cut smoked bacon
  • Grilled bagels with cream cheese

It’s probably a good idea to check in with mom about her breakfast and brunch favorites.

Having a PGS stainless steel grill is a must if you enjoy outdoor meals and plan to enhance special occasions such as Mother’s Day. It’s also imperative that you purchase a quality grill that will last. After Mother’s Day comes Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July, Labor Day and that list doesn’t even include birthdays, graduations or just intimate backyard gatherings. Not only is a PGS grill reliable, but it also enjoys the beauty and craftsmanship to be the centerpiece of your outdoor kitchen.

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