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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Breakfast Sandwich Without the Bread! AKA The Modified Omelet OR the Eggwich

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Most of the time, when you make a breakfast sandwich, there's bread involved. (Well duh.) So what's a girl to do when she wants a breakfast sandwich but can't have bread? I was pondering the question while lying in bed one morning trying to convince myself to get up. I really wanted a breakfast sandwich. The kind with the eggs, bacon or sausage, cheese, and mayonnaise.

When I was younger my mom would make me one an English muffin for breakfast. It was the perfect way to start the school day. Lots of protein from the egg, bacon, and cheese and some whole grains to fill me up.

I wanted to keep all the ingredients of the beloved breakfast sandwich from my childhood without the carbs and gluten, which meant ditching any sort of bread-like item altogether. So the egg became my bread! I've had this for breakfast three times this week, because it's so delicious.

At first I was doubtful the egg would be able to hold up the sausage and cheese, but it worked great. I used ketchup instead of mayonnaise, because, call me crazy, I like ketchup with my eggs. And it sort of works like a glue to keep the sandwich together. But if you don't want to use ketchup salsa, barbecue, sriracha, or mayonnaise are good substitutes.  

I haven't been able to come up with any vegan substitutes, though. Maybe tofu would work? I've heard of people using tofu as a scramble egg replacement, but it might not work for this recipe. The sausage should be easy to replace and you could skip the cheese, but the egg does present a problem. If you figure something out let me know in the comments! 

1 egg
1 sausage patty or 2 slices of bacon
1 slice of cheese
dash of salt and pepper
ketchup or other condiments

1. Cook your sausage first. We buy ours precooked and frozen from Costco, so all I have to do is heat it up in a pan. Transfer your sausage to a plate and cover with a lid.
2. Beat the egg in a small bowl, then, using the same pan you cooked your sausage in, pour into your greased pan. I use a small skillet for this so my egg is the perfect thickness and circular in shape. Sprinkle your salt and pepper on top and let the bottom cook. This takes about 1-2 minutes.
3. Flip your egg and let the other side cook.
4. While your egg is cooking, cut your sausage in half and put the cheese on top of one half. Cover it with the other sausage half and put the lid back over the plate. This should melt the cheese. If not, stick it in the microwave for a few seconds. 
5. For the assembly, just put your sausage on one side of your egg, add your condiments, then fold the other half of the egg on top. Enjoy!

Inquiry of the Day:

What's your favorite breakfast?

Mine changes from time-to-time. A couple weeks ago it was chocolate chia seed pudding. Yum!


  1. ooo this looks so good! I could go for an eggwich right now. My mouth is watering!


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