Breakfast Sandwiches of SAUSAGE, EGG, AND CHEESE, ON AN ENGLISH MUFFIN
Once a week I fix breakfast for dinner. Our “breakfast for dinner” night is usually on Wednesdays. Sometimes we also have “breakfast for dinner” on Sunday after church. Breakfast sandwiches are an easy breakfast that your whole family will eat.
There are different ways of making a simple breakfast sandwich. I will describe a couple of the ways that I have done this.
Gather the ingredients
- 6-9 eggs,
- 6 sausage patties,
- 6 English Muffins,
- 6 Slices of Cheese,
- butter or margarine,
- salt and pepper
SLICE THE CHEESE
Have you ever used the cheese grater as a slicer? In all the years I have been using my grater to grate cheese I have never used it to slice my cheese. I always just use a knife.
It was my 10-year-old daughter that discovered it. She asked me one time what it was for and I told her it was to slice cheese, so that is how she started doing it. It works great.
USE YOUR FAVORITE TYPE OF CHEESE FOR YOUR BREAKFAST SANDWICHES
Use any type of cheese you would like. I usually use Cheddar cheese. Sometimes I use cheese that has already been grated. I have also used Mexican style grated cheese.
I used pre-made patties, but you could also buy it in bulk and make your own patties. This can be cooked on a griddle, in a frying pan, or electric skillet. I am also guessing that it can be done in the oven although I have never tried it. I used the griddle that goes with my stove. I put a little bit of oil on the griddle and preheated it before I placed the sausage patties on it. My griddle tends to stick a little and that is why I added the oil. The sausage was also really lean. Sometimes you won’t need to add any oil.
You can toast these different ways. I tried toasting them 4 different ways to see what I liked the best.
- Toast them in the toaster and then butter them.
- Put them in the oven under the broiler (make sure you watch them really well. Sometimes the oven doesn’t heat evenly–my back ones toast quicker than the front. )
- Fry them in a frying pan,
- Use an electric skillet, grill, or on a griddle.
My husband likes his yolk hard. I like mine a little bit soft. My kids like their eggs scrambled. So I made both fried (over easy or hard) and scrambled.
The eggs could be cooked on a griddle, in a frying pan, or in an electric skillet.
- Put a little butter in the electric skillet and when it is melted add the eggs and put salt and pepper on them.
- When one side is done, flip them to the other side.
- Most of the time, I break the yolk and let it run out so that it can cook. This time I left the yolk and let it cook a little slower. They turned out great. They weren’t tough and they weren’t runny.
- For the scrambled eggs, break the eggs into a small dish and then use a fork to whisk them. Add salt and pepper. Put a little butter in the skillet and scramble them as they cook.
PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
- Put the English Muffin on the foil-lined cookie sheet,
- Add the sausage,
- Then add the egg,
- Put the cheese on top,
- Place the cookie sheet with the breakfast sandwiches in the oven until the cheese is melted.
- I put it under the broiler and I almost ruined it because I cooked it too long. Make sure you watch it carefully. My guess is that you put it in for 30 seconds and then turn it over and do it another 30 seconds. I only did it on the one side and left it under the broiler for a minute and a half. It really only needs to go in the oven in order to melt the cheese. You could do it open-faced and not put the top on. I would suggest putting it together and then bake for 350 degrees just long enough for the cheese to melt.
Use bacon instead of sausage
My son doesn’t like sausage so occasionally I will make breakfast sandwiches with bacon.
- Put foil on a cookie sheet
- Put a rack in the cookie sheet if you have one. (I didn’t have one so I just cooked the bacon in the cookie sheet. Just make sure you drain the grease and use a paper towel to pat as much of the grease as you can)
- Preheat oven on 400 degrees
- Bake the bacon for 10-15 minutes, according to how crisp you prefer it.
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USING A GEORGE FOREMAN EVOLVE GRILL
I received a George Foreman Evolve Grill for Christmas. I also received the Omelet plates that can replace the grill plates. I used this grill to make breakfast sandwiches.
- Preheat the Grill on 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
- Put the sausage patties on the grill and close the lid.
- Set the timer for 5 minutes
- Remove the sausage.
- Carefully change the grill plates to the omelet plates.
- Preheat them for a few minutes.
- Add one large egg to each Omelet groove. Add Salt and Pepper. My husband likes his yolk broken but I like mine left whole, so break the yolks if necessary and close the lid. Cook 3 minutes. You may need to turn them over halfway through. You could put the eggs in a bowl and whisk before adding them to the omelet grooves.
- While the eggs are cooking, slice the muffins in half and put them in the toaster.
- Butter the muffins and place on a foil-lined cookie sheet.
- Place a sausage patty on the bottom halves of the muffins.
- When the eggs are done, place them on the sausage, or on the top halves of the muffins.
- Sprinkle shredded Mexican style Cheese, (or any cheese that you like), over the eggs or muffins.
- Place the finished breakfast sandwiches under an oven broiler, for about 1 minute until the cheese is melted.
- Serve with Salsa and Ketchup.
- Put foil on the pan for easy cleanup
- The easiest way to make the Breakfast sandwiches would be to put the English Muffins in the toaster, then butter them. Then put the sausage, fried egg, and cheese on top. Then put the English muffin top on. If the English muffin egg and sausage are still warm, it may melt the cheese without bothering with the oven.
Everybody in the family ate this except my son took the sausage off of it. He doesn’t like sausage but he likes bacon and so sometimes I use bacon instead of sausage for the breakfast sandwiches.