Fried potatoes complete the ideal breakfast. They are unlike any other morning food.
Hash browns are usually a hit—just add ketchup and salt.
Whether it's a New York bagel and schmear, a Montreal bagel with lox and capers, or a Starbucks frozen fresh bagel, few breakfast dishes match the bagel's taste-to-convenience ratio.
New Yorkers think they're the only ones who can cook bagels, but other states have helped spread them across America (and thank goodness for that).
We think chicken and waffles are a mainstay of Southern soul food, but Ranker voters placed them third. It's also a popular dish nationwide.
The protein-packed breakfast has fried chicken on a waffle with butter and maple syrup. Your grandmother would approve.
Thicken and stack them! Maple syrup-topped pancakes are a guilty pleasure.
Nonetheless, maple syrup has antioxidants, so it might be a nutritious breakfast occasionally.
Sorry vegetarians. Bacon and eggs go together like peanut butter and jelly or burgers and fries. Bacon is on most American breakfast menus.