I love eating. Unfortunately, I don’t love breakfast. However, I eat it every day, especially because I workout in the afternoon (most days) and I need to get quality fuel into my system first thing.
This week, we are each having about 1-2 ounces of CSA breakfast sausage on our open-faced “sausage-egg-n-cheese”- it gets browned in the same pan- (all of this takes minutes. Sunny side up eggs are about 3-4 minutes, the sausage about the same- since we pre-cook it a little bit earlier in the week)
Note- the eggs are still soft, because we are going to throw this whole thing under the broiler after we add the cheese. ALSO- because we don’t want to be cleaning errant cheese off of a pan every day- we line our baking sheet with foil, that has been sprayed with non-stick vegetable oil.
Cheese! Not too much- we use a veggie peeler so that we aren’t over eating cheese. We love spicy cheese- so we used Cabot Habanero. Feel free to use what you like Stick these under the broiler for 1-2 minutes while you get some fruit washed up- today was strawberries and a couple of blueberries. YUM!
Please note that the following photo is an actual action shot of me actually eating breakfast. Yes, that is a seed catalog and the NY times in the background. Sorry, I am not sorry. I didn’t clean up the table before breakfast because thisismyreallife and yes, I may have been shopping for seeds about .5 seconds after the photo was taken
- 2 eggs, best quality you can afford
- 1 English muffin
- 2 very small sausage patties (form them from loose sausage, or divide 1 pre-formed (raw) patty into 4 patties- which is what we did)- or sub 1 piece bacon per open face sandwich)
- 1 ounce cheese, your favorite
- Salt and Pepper
- fruits, for health!
- Toast the english muffin
- Meanwhile, crack two eggs into a non-stick skillet that is preheated over moderate heat. Season the eggs with a little bit of salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until the whites are set and the yolk is just beginning to set.
- Cook your sausage patties until browned and cooked through (same skillet or a different one). Save time and bake off a weeks work of patties on Sunday- so you can just reheat them next to the eggs!
- Place the sausage on the toasted muffin, place the egg on top of that, and top with ½ ounce of cheese per sandwich.
- Broil until the cheese is melted. Serve with fresh fruit.
- NOTE- this recipe scales up easily! To make mornings easier, get all of the sausage/bacon ready earlier in the week and warm it just prior to using.