The breakfast sandwich is everyone’s favorite breakfast item. That’s right, I speak for everyone. Okay well it might not be EVERYONE’s favorite, but I would venture to say that if I put one in front of you at 7AM you wouldn’t turn it down.
The breakfast sandwich itself gained notoriety in the late 19th century early 20th century. Before you know it, people were chowing down on breakfast sandwiches while they were doing the Charleston. Your standard breakfast sandwich has some kind of breakfast meat (i.e. sausage, bacon, ham, or scrapple), eggs, and hopefully some kind of cheese. The combination creates some sort of savory unholy trinity, it’s so good. Too good even.
For many folks in America, breakfast sandwiches immediately bring up imagery of fast food chains. I would guess that the breakfast sandwich didn’t really become the juggernaut it is today until the fast food boom of the late 60’s. With Americans on the go-go they wanted to know-know that they could eat their food on the run. Insert breakfast sandwiches. It’s like eggs and bacon, but in your hand! Or something like that.
My ideal breakfast sandwich has real breakfast sausage in it. I typically like to take the breakfast sausage out of the casing and form little patties. But for this go around, I poached the sausages first, then I cut them in half and sauted them. This allowed me to build some more flavor in the sausage.
I like to use sunny side up eggs in my sandwiches, I think it allows for the yolk to build more flavor in the sandwich than your typical scrambled variety. Then, I put some shredded cheese on the toast, to really up the ante.
Finally, I butter the toast on it’s outsides and then I press it in my frying pan (the one I sauteed the sausage in). The end result is deliciousness.
This is fairly simple, but it’s ultra satisfying.
2 Eggs Sunny Side Up
1 Breakfast Sausage
1 Slice of Cheese
1 oz. of Shredded Cheese
1 Tbsp. Butter
Poach the sausage in water, once it is cooked, slice them in half and brown in a pan. Set aside.
Cook the eggs sunny side up, make sure you don’t overcook the yolks. Add a little bit of cheese onto the yolks.
Assemble on your toast, first cheese, then eggs, and finally the sausage.
In a pan, heat the butter and brown your sandwich on each side, flattening it slightly with a spatula.
- 2 Eggs Sunny Side Up
- 1 Breakfast Sausage
- 1 Slice of Cheese
- 1 oz. of Shredded Cheese
- 1 Tbsp. Butter
- Poach the sausage in water, once it is cooked, slice them in half and brown in a pan. Set aside.
- Cook the eggs sunny side up, make sure you don't overcook the yolks. Add a little bit of cheese onto the yolks.
- Assemble on toast, first cheese, then eggs, and finally the sausage.
- In a pan, heat the butter and brown your sandwich on each side, flattening it slightly with a spatula.