Whether you are starting your day in the drive-thru lane waiting for an Egg McMuffin or are an Amish farmer awaiting a plate of heaping hashed browns, the goal of breakfast is usually the same: to start the morning right, and to fuel up for the day ahead.
Amish culture is changing. Throughout most of the 20th century the Amish clung to an agrarian existence and that meant hearty farmhouse creations of plump cinnamon rolls, thick omelettes, fluffy loaves of bread, fried and cured meats, toasted homemade granola, fresh cheeses, and fruit-filled deliciousness. The hallmark of an Amish breakfast has historically been its calorie-laden expansiveness which has given risen to dishes like the “barn-raising breakfast.”
The 21st century has brought change to the Amish. Farming is a way of life for fewer and fewer Amish, giving away to trades like carpentry and store-keeping. Breakfast is still impact, but even the Amish have adopted some of the breakfast-on-the-go characteristics of wider society. Today, you are as like to find homemade breakfast burritos and breakfast sandwiches as you are piles of hashed browns.