If I asked you what makes you American/Canadian/Bulgarian/French/Costa Rican/Phillipino, what would your answer be? Ask me what makes me Dominican and you’ll get a simple, one-word answer: Breakfasts. What makes me Dominican are not the colors of my flag, nor the sandy beaches or the blood running through my veins. What makes me Dominican is my love for typical  Dominican Breakfasts and they go like this:

The Main Event: Green Plantains, boiled in salted water; mashed with some of the boiling liquid, butter, and salt. Served with lightly sauteed onions in a simple vinaigrette

Supporting Cast: Over Easy Eggs, Fried Bacon and a square of Fried Cheese with more Sauteed Onions

Beverage of Choice is a Papaya Smoothie: Frozen Papaya, Evaporated Milk, Sugar
Breakfast courtesy of Dad

Yes, you might need a Lipitor after having looked at the pictures. No, I don’t have this for breakfast daily, but at least once a week. It’s heavy, satisfying and there’s a runny egg on top of carbohydrates! Let us not forget the fried bacon and fried cheese! Yes, I should be running in place as I eat this. HA! Right.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this post and I’d love for you to share the typical breakfast from YOUR country? Do you eat waffles? Fruit? Oatmeal? More savory items? Thanks for reading and I hope you have an amazing Thursday filled with even more amazing food!

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  1. madeline guerra says:

    GOD! IM sooo having this tomorrow first thing in the morning! btw great blog

  2. Suzette Reyes says:

    Ohhhh papaya shake <3 it just gets me every time!

  3. I haven’t eaten breakfast yet and this post has me drooling! I am craving papaya and fresh eggs now. Yum!

  4. That is an amazing breakfast!!! Wow!
    Breakfast is one of our favorite meals and we often have it for dinner 🙂

    My boys start each school day with 2 spoonfuls of peanut butter with a drizzle of melted dark chocolate on top, sliced bananas or strawberries and either toast or some cereal. Weekends are when the pancakes or ebelskivers are made.

  5. spam musubi – rice, egg, spam wrapped in some seaweed. yum!! even better with some mochiko chicken in there!