Friday, April 10, 2009

Breakfast Sandwiches - Make em and freeze em.

I love breakfast! I do. I mentioned a while back that I like to have variety in my breakfast on the weekend, because my weekday breakfasts are boring toast or cereal. As I was driving to work the other morning I passed McDonalds and briefly fantasized about stopping and buying a McMuffin sandwich and enjoying a hot breakfast. I didn't, but as I ate my cereal at work I thought, why not make some breakfast sandwiches at home and freeze them, so I could have a breakfast that's not only hot but healthier than grabbing a drive thru sandwich.

I had all the necessary ingredients on hand - english muffins, eggs, cheese and ham, and the next morning before work I decided to put them together then so I could take one with me.

I used
6 english muffins
3 eggs and 2 egg whites
6 slices of cheese
sliced deli ham

I split and toasted the muffins and let them cool completely. I tore my cheese slices in pieces and put cheese on all the muffin halfs. You could use actual real cheese here if you wanted, but I love these fat free cheese slices.

Then I put some ham on half of the muffin pieces. You could use bacon, sausage, back bacon, or even omit the meat if you want. Tomato would be good if you were eating these fresh but it'd get soggy if you froze them. In my opinion.

Then cook your eggs. I only like scrambled eggs so that's what I made. I used 3 eggs and 2 egg whites. It was actually a little too much, next time I will do 2 eggs and 2 whites. Let the eggs cool so your sandwiches don't get soggy, then pile em on the muffins.

Then I wrapped 5 of them in foil, put them in a freezer bag and tossed them in the freezer. In theory I will take one out the night before, put it in the fridge to defrost, then nuke, toast or grill in the morning for a nice tasty hot breakfast.

I have since thawed and eaten on of the muffins and it held up very well. The bread didn't get soggy. The eggs tasted fine. Ham was good and cheese was yummy and gooey and dripped all over the place. Add a side of ketchup for dipping and it's a perfect portable breakfast!

Other breakfast ideas:

Ham and Apple Breakfast Pie
Lemon Cornmeal Waffles
Yogurt and Berry Parfait
Breakfast Burritos


Juliana said...

Such a great idea! I'll definitely try it!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Step aside MacDonald's!
That really beautiful!

Joanne said...

This is such a great idea! If Jimmy Dean can freeze breakfast sandwiches, then why shouldn't we.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Way better than McDonalds! I just made English muffins, so I could whip these up for tomorrow's breakfast. Yumm.

foodiechickie said...

You are a genius! I must try these. Thanks!

test it comm said...

Freezing them is a good idea. They would make for quick breakfasts all week long.

natalia said...

Oh Sara ! I would love one of those right now !

NKP said...

What a great idea! I have to admit, I do get a craving for a sausage McMuffin once in a while..

Kristin said...

What a great idea! I wonder if I could send them to school with the kids? I wanted to share what I do for my eggs in a sandwich. I put one into a microwave safe bowl similar in size to the english muffin, scramble it a bit with a fork and microwave it for a minute. They usually come out light and fluffy this way. Have a great weekend!

Lis said...

What a great idea! For someone like me, who always has yogurt and a fruit, but CRAVES something more substantial, this would be ideal.

I love you for more than how sexy and saucy you are.. I love you for your genius as well.


michelle said...

Such an awesome idea! I'm totally doing this! Thanks :)

Elle said...

What a great idea for a busy morning! What would we do without freezers?

Vicki said...

I make sandwiches like these all the time, never thought to freeze them. Great idea!

Annie said...

Brilliant idea! Definitely worth trying... and so economical too :)

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Amanda Grainger said...

Glad to read that the sandwiches held up to freezing. Such an awesome idea.

Irene said...

This is a brilliant idea! Thank you so much! I'm going to make these for my husband asap.