Most fans know by now that Guy Fieri hates eggs, but they might not know that dislike extends to breakfast as a whole.
The celebrity chef has some pretty famous — and delicious — breakfast recipes, from hefty breakfast burritos to indulgent bananas-foster French toast. He’s also traveled across the US to eat at some of the country’s best diners, which are often known for their breakfast dishes.
But while promoting his recent King’s Hawaiian partnership, he told Insider that he isn’t a huge breakfast guy.
Fieri said he only eats breakfast ‘maybe twice a month,’ and his go-to is a Southern staple
When asked what his go-to breakfast dishes are, the chef said his lack of recommendations is “the most boring thing you’ll ever hear” from him.
“I do not eat a lot of breakfast,” he told Insider. “I probably eat breakfast, maybe twice a month. I’m not a breakfast guy at all.”
But when the chef does partake in the morning meal, he usually turns to a recipe from his childhood.
“If I do eat breakfast, it’s grits,” Fieri told Insider. “My mom is from North Carolina, so we grew up eating grits and ham and red-eye gravy. And that’s like this staple.”
He said he especially likes making grits — a mild porridge typically made from boiled cornmeal — when he’s cooking breakfast for family and friends.
“If we’re gonna have a family breakfast, Sunday football, or we’re having a brunch and we’re having friends around, my wife knows we gotta make sure we have some good stone-ground grits in the house,” he said.
When he’s not eating grits, Fieri only has a couple of other breakfasts in rotation
Guy Fieri said he likes his granola with honey and nuts.
Although grits are his go-to breakfast dish, the chef also said he sometimes makes another one of his mom’s recipes.
“My mom used to make the best granola when I was a kid,” Fieri said.
Homemade granola, made with honey and nuts, served alongside good yogurt and fresh berries is one of the few other dishes in his breakfast repertoire.
Outside of the recipes he inherited from his mother, Fieri also said he’s a fan of juicing in the mornings.
“Juicing to me is one of my favorite things,” he told Insider. “And gnarly ones — kale, beets, spinach, all that. Big, hardy, healthy juices, not a real fruit-juicy kinda guy.”
When all is said and done, Fieri isn’t afraid to push the boundaries and eat something totally out of the norm for his first meal of the day.
“I’ll eat Chinese food for breakfast if I get my chance,” he told Insider.
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