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The Breakfast Thing

This is one of the our all-time favorites for breakfast. We call it “The Breakfast Thing”

breakfast final 2


Creative, I know.

I first had it decades ago when my sister-in-law made it  At least I think she made it. Much later when I asked her for the name of the dish, she didn’t remember ever making it.  She may have been right, I may have gotten it from someone else.  So, since I have no name for it and have no clue where it came from, I’m hereby claiming it as my own  recipe.

It’s decadently delicious and is a true crowd-pleaser.  I’ve found it’s perfect hangover food, too – some grease, some salt, and easy to make for those mornings when you aren’t running on all cylinders.   Heck, you can even make it in advance and toss it in the oven in the morning.


The Breakfast Thing

Serves 4-6

8 oz brick of cream cheese

16 oz of bulk breakfast sausage – either in a roll or from loose from your butcher

2 packages of Crescent Rolls

breakfast crescents


1 egg white, beaten

Optional items – chopped green onions, sliced mushrooms

1 Preheat oven to 350

2 Cook the breakfast sausage as directed on package, breaking up with a wooden spoon to get as crumbly as possible. If using green onions and/or mushrooms, add halfway through and cook until soft.

3 Drain fat. Or keep it (if you’re really hungover).  Mix well with cream cheese and set aside.

breakfast mix


4 Unroll the crescents on a flat surface. These things are scored so they can be pulled apart as triangles that can then be rolled up and made into something vaguely croissant-ish.  Keep them together and pinch together the seams.

5 Spoon the sausage mixture on the sheets.

breakfast fill


6 Roll up and brush with egg white.

breakfast brushed


7 Bake in oven 12-15 minutes or so until crust is browned.

8 Slice and serve

breakfast final 1


Have you ever seen anything like this?  What would you call it?  What’s your go-to hangover food?



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17 comments on “The Breakfast Thing

  1. rachelocal
    June 11, 2014

    Dude. I’m not even slightly hung over right now and this looks good. My mouth is watering. My hangover food is to not eat anything and lay as still as possible until it goes away. In my experience, that’s not the best way to handle it.

  2. ksbeth
    June 11, 2014

    omg, this looks so good )

  3. Orchid
    June 11, 2014

    Wow! this looks deliciously yummy! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  4. talkavino
    June 11, 2014

    looks good! How about “inside out stuffed flat bread roll” for the name? 🙂 We often (and successfully) re-purpose a lot of Pillsbury “dough in the can” products – it gives you a great convenience of not needing to deal with the dough – just make the stuffing and bake it quickly. For the handover, I recommend Fernet Branca at the end of the evening – it is digestive, and helps to deal with hangover in the morning…

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      June 11, 2014

      Will have to try Fernet. Green tea jn the am does wonders too.

      I haven’t done much w doughs in cans beyond this, but typically always buy prepared puff pastry and pie crusts. I’m absolutely awful w making those from scratch

  5. AgileWriter
    June 11, 2014

    Savory food!!
    Fond of sandwiches?
    Try Chipotle Turkey Club Sandwiches..

  6. Vanessa-Jane Chapman
    June 11, 2014

    Ooh, that looks good! I might be tempted to add in some chopped bacon too 🙂

  7. dwdirwin
    June 11, 2014

    looks suspiciously like a Hot Pocket… haha, but a gourmet one 🙂

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      June 11, 2014

      Ouch!! U coulda said poop, and I wouldn’t care. not sure why hot pocket is worse. Haha

      • dwdirwin
        June 12, 2014

        Well, according to Jim Gaffigan the directions on a hot pocket say unwrap and “place directly in toilet” so you’re on to something there 😉

  8. Megan @ MegGoesNomNom
    June 12, 2014

    Mmm, hangover food for sure.

  9. Go Jules Go
    June 13, 2014

    Heck yeah! That’s how I make my stuffed mushrooms – cream cheese and breakfast sausage (and the mushroom stems cooked with the sausage)! This looks better.

    My go-to hangover remedy is a can of Coke. Does the trick every time, especially before family brunches where no-shows are a no-option.

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