5 best hangover cures for New Year’s Day

Runny eggs will cure what ails you.
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The morning after New Year’s Eve isn’t the time to lean into your dietary resolutions, it’s the time to salve the self-inflected wounds from the night before. To that end:

Potato tacos
Top with cheese and chiles for extra flavor.
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For carb-on-carb goodness, you can’t do better than tacos stuffed with potatoes.

Egg and cheese skillet pancake
Serve this pancake straight out of the skillet.
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Eggs + savory pancake + syrup = healing

Serve this shakshuka with warm pita or naan.
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Make some runny eggs to sop up with lots of bread — naan or pita in this case — in this spicy shakshuka-palak paneer hybrid.

Grilled cheese
Eat this grilled cheese hot out of the pan.
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Maybe you’ve slept through the morning and are ready for lunch? Try this grilled cheese stuffed with corn.

You need only five ingredients for this easy carbonara.
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Has lunch passed you by? Is it already time for dinner? Then it’s carbonara time. Easy, rich, eat it and melt back into the couch. You’re gonna be OK tomorrow.

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Oct. 30, 2019

Why, I sometimes wonder, do hangovers wear themselves out when faced with the primal — not the flannel cakes at Musso & Frank Grill, which are served during the proper hours of 11:30 to 3, but the horrifying mass of a Lucky Boy breakfast burrito; not the dense cheese omelet at Petit Trois but the Expo ’73 at Uncle Bill’s in Manhattan Beach.

Dec. 29, 2017