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How to Build the Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Small touches can take your average breakfast sandwich from “blah” to “holy cow!” Follow these great tips so you can build the ultimate breakfast sandwich. Sponsored by Davidsons Safest Choice Eggs™.

Small touches can take your average breakfast sandwich from "blah" to "holy cow!" Follow these great tips so you can build the ultimate breakfast sandwich. -- FamilySpice.com

Saturday mornings in our house means there’s time to relax and really savor our breakfast. Some people like to indulge in pancakes and waffles. We like to indulge with eggs. Many weekends, my husband likes to fiddle in the garage and get his man duties done.

It’s his meditative time, as I meditate behind the camera or in front of the computer. And for those mornings, he loves it when I make him a man-sized breakfast sandwich.

You could go the boring route, eggs on a biscuit, maybe with a slab of sausage. Reminds me too much of fast food. I like to take the breakfast sandwich to it’s extreme. It’s one of those  daily essentials that we all end up making, but maybe we never put that much thought into it.

First, let’s talk bread. So many great choices out there. Go a little gourmet: croissant, bagel, foccacia, baguette, pita or ciabatta. And then there are the old standards: English muffin, biscuit and toast.

Now it’s time for creaminess: You could go the cheese route, so try goat cheese, feta, gruyére or muenster. Maybe you prefer a bit of mayonnaise. We live in California, so we like to take the heart healthy route and add slices of dreamy avocado.

Small touches can take your average breakfast sandwich from "blah" to "holy cow!" Follow these great tips so you can build the ultimate breakfast sandwich. -- FamilySpice.com

Let’s talk protein. You absolutely need some eggs in that sandwich or it wouldn’t be breakfast! My hubby prefers his over easy, but you easily use scrambled, poached and sunny side up. If you need more protein, add some Canadian bacon, ham, sausage or bacon.

Contrast the heat of the eggs with some nice cold veggies. I always add fresh tomatoes, but when there aren’t any good ones or if it’s off season, sun-dried tomatoes are great substitutes.

For extra nutrition, I add some green to the sandie: spinach, sprouts, spring mix and kale are great choices. For flavor sneak in some fresh herbs like basil, tarragon or cilantro.

I like to top the sandwich off with a bit of tang. So that could be olives, capers, artichoke hearts and ALWAYS a squeeze of lime.

My hubby doesn’t like spicy, but I personally love a dash of hot sauce or some pepperoncinis to finish it off.

So there you have it. How to build the ultimate breakfast sandwich!

What do you like in your breakfast sandwich?

The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Author:

Laura Bashar

What gives this sandwich the "ultimate" title? Let's just say with all this flavor and vegetables, you won't miss that boring egg-muffin sandie you used to eat! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg, large
  • 1 bagels
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 tomato, sliced
  • 1/4 cup spring salad mix
  • 1 tsp capers
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground

Directions:

  1. Heat a small non-stick pan on medium-high and coat with non-stick spray.
  2. Crack open and slide onto the hot pan:
  3. 1 egg, large
  4. While egg is cooking to desired level of doneness, toast:
  5. 1 bagels
  6. After bagel is toasted, layer over the bottom bagel piece with:
  7. 1/2 avocado , peeled and sliced
  8. 1/2 tomato , sliced
  9. 1/4 cup spring salad mix
  10. Add fried egg and add:
  11. 1 tsp capers
  12. 1/4 tsp salt
  13. 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
  14. Top with the other half of bagel and serve.

Notes:

Serving Suggestions: Mix it up with other gourmet breads like foccacia or lavash. And if you really need the meat, slide in some bacon, ham or sausage. If you do not eat capers, squeeze a wedge of lime over your egg.

Prep Time:

Yield: Serves 1

Cook Time:

Disclosure: I did receive a stipend from Davidsons Safest Choice Eggs™. The story I have written is all true, and the opinions are truly mine. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it.