Pre-packaged frozen breakfast sandwiches are convenient, but can contain a lot of processed foods and preservatives. You can make your own breakfast sandwiches from scratch so you understand and control the quality of the ingredients. As part of the Cook Once and Eat All Week Series, you can spend a morning making breakfast sandwiches that last for more than a week. You can even increase the batch and make enough for nearly a month.
Choose Your Own Breakfast Adventure!
You can adapt the process using different recipes. Choose your favorite bread, breakfast meat, egg style, and cheese. You can even go the extra mile and make a waffle bun if you like. Items with
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Follow the Path
Depending on the sandwich combination that you choose, you might not need to complete all of the steps.
- Make your dough and allow it to rise. For some doughs, you might want to allow it to rise overnight.
- Create your shaped bread and allow the individual pieces to rise.
- Create your meat. For example, bread your fried chicken or mix your homemade sausage.
- Bake your bread, setting the timer to half the necessary time.
- While the bread is baking, cook your meat. When the meat is done, place on a plate (on paper towels, if necessary) and tent with aluminum foil to keep warm.
- Prep your eggs into ramekins or muffin tins for baking.
- When the timer goes off, rotate the bread and place the eggs in the oven.
- When the bread is fully baked, transfer the items to a cooling rack.
- Cut a cold slice of cheese diagonally into 4 pieces. Use two triangles to make a square of cheese for the sandwich.
- When the eggs are done, assemble a sandwich to eat.
- To freeze your sandwiches, freeze the parts separately. That is, slice your bread in half and lay all the pieces out on a baking sheet and place the sheet in the freezer. Do the same for the meat and the eggs.
- After all of the pieces are frozen, build each sandwich and place them in ziploc sandwich bags or wrap in plastic wrap.
- To reheat your sandwich, toast the bread in a toaster or toaster oven. Microwave the meat, egg, and cheese on a paper towel (to absorb the moisture). Heat at full power for 45 seconds, or until the cheese is melted and the egg is warmed through. Alternately, you can wrap the entire sandwich in a paper towel and microwave on medium (50%) for 3 minutes. (The paper towel absorbs the moisture so that the bread doesn’t get soggy.)