The alarm clock rings, time to get up and go. If you are like my other half, you have slept until the last second. You don’t have time to waste piddling around the kitchen making a breakfast sandwich. No, it’s simpler to get it to go.
That’s how I found myself at the local Tim Horton’s getting a combo-deluxe-six-dollar-bomb. For me a medium coffee and a gut-busting breakfast sandwich on a Tim’s breakfast biscuit. I dutifully give my kid the chocolate chip muffin.
Before I learned to speak French, I made sure that I would be able to order my favorite sandwich and coffee. Knowing how to communicate your desires is important.
Can we produce something better in less time than it takes to hit the drive-through? (I’m including getting in the car, and driving that way.)
Let’s see if it’s easy to do.
What do we need to make a breakfast sandwich?
A breakfast sandwich is a simple hot sandwich. Tim Horton’s contains these components:
- Bread - baked biscuit
- Spread – margarine
- Filling – sausage, scrambled egg, American cheese
I don’t have the ingredients that the Timmy’s would have, but I have:
- English muffins. I’m not in the mood to make biscuits, so we will just use these
- Butter. I don’t want margarine, as I am not a fan of it. Butter is better in this case.
- An artisanal salami sausage from Les Importations Papille, an egg, and double cream brie cheese with sun-dried tomatoes.
Egg Sandwich with Double Cream Brie and Artisanal Salami
- 1 English muffin
- 15 mL salted butter, divided (half for frying the egg below.)
- 1 egg
- 30 grams artisanal salami sausage
- 30 grams double creme brie with sun-dried tomatoes
- Heat nonstick pan over medium heat; place half the butter to melt. When butter begins to bubble (not brown), it is ready.
- Toast English muffin; spread the rest of the butter on one hot side then place two hot bun pieces together to distribute butter evenly.
- Meanwhile, fry egg to your liking.
- Place egg on bottom of the bun.
- Slice sausage, place on top of egg.
- Slice Brie cheese, place on top of Salami
- Place bun on top, serve.
It takes five minutes of time to prepare the sandwich. The key is to multitask. One idea is to prepare the eggs and heat them in the morning as your bread is toasting. For the WDC reader, it’s just as easy to make this in the morning as it is to drive to the coffee shop.
My friend Nick over at Macheesmo has a couple of posts for ideas of breakfast sandwiches:
What’s your kicked-up breakfast sandwich? Let me know in the comments below.