Spoil Dad with breakfast in bed that’s worth waking up for: Matthew Evans’ croque madame. This pan-fried toastie is layered with Gruyere, leg ham, Dijon mustard, paprika and an impressive egg (cooked the way Pa likes it, of course). Via Feast magazine.
Father more of a Mexican breakfast man? Too easy. Serve up ranch-style eggs with spicy tomato sauce and fried tortillas. Don’t forget the orange juice, his tingling tastebuds will need it!
Whether you’re watching the footy, backyard barbecuing or lunching at the grandparents’ place; spice up the snacks table with a bowl of chilli-garlic butter popcorn. For sweet tooth Dads, try banoffee popcorn crunch.
You mightn’t make friends with salad, but you will charm the relatives with this recipe from Feast. Featuring capers, cucumbers, tomatoes, anchovies and hard cheese, Santorini salad is ideal with grilled seafood and crusty bread.
Satisfy a famished family with agrodolce-glazed pork ribs. Named after the Italian words for sweet ("dolce") and sour ("agro"), this lip-smacking recipe takes barbecuing to unbelievable heights. Marinate the meat a day ahead and don’t forget the finger bowls – it’s gonna get messy!
Follow Matt Evans’ lead with this recipe for spinach and ricotta gnocchi. Topped with butter, parmesan and a squeeze of lemon, the pillowy dumplings are ideal as a starter or part of your Father’s Day spread. Via Feast magazine.
It’s Pa’s day off and we reckon that applies to his healthy eating habits, too. Break the calories bank with Feast’s ultimate Asian-American burger – a combination of pork belly, tofu and Sriracha slaw – plus Sichuan onion rings. Warning: food coma imminent!
11. Waiter to Dad: “I recommend the bean soup.” Dad to Waiter: “I don't care what it's been, what is it now?”
Bring this snack into your home. Read in less than 30 minutes there are no tricks or secret skills required and you can serve this seafood bounty with an icy cold beverage.
Serve up the real deal this Father’s Day with a bowl of pork salsicce, fennel seeds and chilli pasta. Drawing inspiration from Southern Italian home-cooking, O Tama Carey’s recipe is bold and an absolute breeze to make.
Thought you knew nachos? Think again. Chilaquiles, made from tortillas, chipotle-spiked salsa and your choice of meat (here we’ve used turkey), is how the Mexicans really do it. Treat Dad to the deluxe version: pickled jalepeno, radish garnish and a watermelon and basil salt margarita to boot, or go vegetarian instead!
Quiet and unassuming, yet extremely more-ish, this lemon teacake actually tastes better after a day or two – not that it will last that long! Serve Pop a slice of Madeira and a strong cup of tea. Via Allan Campion and Michele Curtis.
Avert an awkward Dad-meets-delivery guy encounter and whip up some pizzas at home. For an easy Greek approach, try Maria Bernardis’ recipe for pita pizzas with prawns, fresh herbs and caramelised onions. Pa (and the pizza person) will be pleased.
No Father’s Day feast is complete without a mighty cake. We’re digging this hummingbird variety – topped with cream cheese frosting, dried pineapple and toffee pecans – and we reckon Pop will, too. Moist, tropical and decidedly decadent, it’s the sweetest way to say “We love you!” Via the food dept.
For more dishes Dad will love, check out our Father’s Day collection here.