I discovered the breakfast sandwich by chance. It wasn't at McDonalds or another fast food place. It was something my mom would make on slow Saturday mornings for herself to sit and enjoy. I remember one morning at our place on the lake in Hot Springs, Arkansas, waking up and walking into the den to find mom taking her first bite of that eggy cheesy sandwich. It looked like she was loving it and so, of course, I was curious. I asked for a bite and was hooked! After that, slow Saturday mornings (which typically meant the ones at the lake because all other Saturday mornings I was up at the rink at 5:45 AM skating) meant egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches. It wasn't anything over the top, simply 2 slices of whole wheat bread, egg and American cheese, but to me it was just a touch away from gourmet.
Today, I still love a good breakfast sandwich, but I like to play around with ways to mix and match ingredients & flavors and, of course, find ways to make it simple and workable for busy schedules. The other weekend after a good Saturday morning run and nothing on the calendar in the near future I decided to bring out the breakfast sandwich for a little Saturday morning brunch. I've tried different recipes in the past but this one is my favorite so far. I have made this particular recipe for Kyle and my dad, and both gave it a thumbs up.
The thing about this sandwich is that while yes, it does take more time to make as opposed to pouring yourself a bowl of cereal or topping some yogurt with fruit, it's still relatively quick and simple. If you really want to simplify, you can make the goat cheese - tomato spread the day before to have ready to go or you could even make these guys a night or two before, wrap them tightly and then freeze them to be quickly heated up the next morning before heading out the door!
So, whether you're looking for a slow savory Saturday morning breakfast or a quick and simple bite to grab and go, I think I've got you covered with this small but mighty 5 ingredient breakfast sandwich.
My Favorite Five - Ingredient Breakfast Sandwich
Makes 1 sandwiches (but makes enough goat cheese spread for 2 sandwiches)
1 whole wheat English muffin
1 tablespoon goat cheese
About 4 sun dried tomatoes, packed in oil, lightly blotted to remove some of the excess oil, and diced
1/2 small avocado
WHAT'S IN THIS??
Egg: protein, lutein, vitamin D, choline, vitamin B12
Avocado: monounsaturated fat, vitamin E, potassium, fiber
Sun dried tomato: vitamin C, vitamin K, niacin, iron, magnesium, potassium
Whole grain English muffin: fiber, protein, carbohydrate,
Goat cheese: protein, fat, calcium, phosphorus