This post should maybe just be called “The Baker’s Favorite Things Ever.” I love breakfast sandwiches. I actually think that if (when!) we write a cookbook, I might have an entire section dedicated to breakfast sandwiches.
But, let’s start this thing off with the basics. You’ll need two pieces of some type of yummy carb slathered with your favorite type of condiment. In between, you MUST have a fried egg, something fresh and crunchy and then a little extra protein. Optional additions are cheese, hot sauce and whatever else you have lingering in your fridge/freezer (like frozen waffles).
I think I love breakfast sandwiches because if you follow the very basic outline from above, you really can’t go wrong. Plus, every sandwich has a little story behind it. Take this one right here. The Beard made some Jarlsberg and thyme biscuits and then some homemade chicken sausage patties. We had just gotten our Kitchen Aid meat grinder so he was on a homemade sausage kick, that really has never ended.
It’s obviously paired with some sort of caffeinated beverage in a coffee mug that we got in the middle of the wilderness in Gatlinburg on a mini vacation. I was so excited about this cute little purchase, that I was running back to the car and my phone fell out of my pocket and immediately shattered on day one of vacation. Cool.
Okay, so go with me on this one. Yes, that’s a blueberry bagel. Right after we had our little Baby O, we weren’t really up for leaving the house with a 3 day old. Cue Amazon Prime Now. It had JUST launched in Columbus and was a godsend who brought us bagels, turkey bacon, eggs, potatoes, and bananas. Probably the best breakfast sandwich of all times because of the (lack of sleep) sweet bagel paired with the smokey turkey bacon. Proof that a little flavor can go a long way with some ingenuity.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know my love for Fox in the Snow. They do have a flawless egg breakfast sandwich but that wasn’t my inspiration for this homemade one. They make a delicious cheddar chive scone that I’m pretty sure contains at least one stick of butter. I attempted to recreate these and while they were delicious, they lacked the appropriate height for a scone. Instead, I sandwiched some lettuce, leftover cheddar, and homemade chicken sausage right in there for a hearty breakfast sandwich.
When it comes to condiments, I love mayonnaise. I feel like it gets a bad rap. It’s just eggs, vinegar, lemon juice, and salt. But, somehow it is seen as this horrifying substance of goop. Whatever, more for me. In addition, I love love love a good spicy hot sauce. One of The Beard’s coworkers visited Mexico and brought back this amazingly smooth, spicy and addicting hot sauce. The most upsetting part of this is that I can’t find it ANYWHERE online and we are almost out of it. Sigh. At least it makes this breakfast sandwich one of the best.
One of The Beard’s coworkers visited Mexico and brought back this amazingly smooth, spicy and addicting hot sauce. The most upsetting part of this is that I can’t find it ANYWHERE online and we are almost out of it. Sigh. At least it makes this breakfast sandwich one of the best.
Okay, so this one might be cheating. But, sometimes you need a little assistance for a flawless breakfast sandwich. We borrowed an egg souffle from the ever fabulous Sassafras Bakery but the rest is our concoction. Baby O and I woke up on
Baby O and I woke up on New Year’s Day to freshly brewed coffee and biscuits in the oven. After we got our giant mug of coffee, we topped this breakfast sandwich off with some red onions, spring mix and a few leftover peppadews from our NYE cheese plate.
There you have it! Some of our (my) favorite homemade breakfast sandwiches. What is your favorite concoction?