Pfil’s Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

By Pfil Fujiwara

The way I see things, there are two types of people in the world: Those who buy breakfast sandwiches in the morning, and those who aren’t too afraid to make ’em themselves! Safe to say, I identify with the latter.

imagesLook, we all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I think it’s about time we treated it that way! Here’s a recipe for one of my go-to breakfast meals and I call it…”Pfil’s Easy Breakfast Sandwich.”

Before we get started, there are a few things you will need. Gather these ingredients:

img_20521 Large Egg

2 Slices of Turkey Bacon

2 Slices of Bread

1 Tablespoon of Butter

1 Tablespoon of Vegetable Oil

Got all that? Great! Let’s get cooking!

First, I want you to heat up a pan to medium heat and drizzle in your vegetable oil. Once the pan is nice and hot, throw in your turkey bacon and let that sit for a bit. Give it some time and then flip it to get the other side crispy. It should take about 7 minutes on each side.

While that’s cooking, I want you to take ONE slice of your bread – ONLY DO THIS WITH ONE SLICE – and cut a small hole in the middle of it, just like I did below.

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Now, I want you to go and use that butter. In another pan, we’re going to melt down this butter at medium-low heat.

Once the butter’s melted and your pan is hot, go ahead and put that beautiful holy bread (like, hole-y… not blessed) and crack your egg right into that bad boy’s center.

Let that cook for about 3 minutes and then CAREFULLY flip it. The egg should still be runny on the top side, so make sure you don’t fling egg whites across the stove top.

By now, we should be good to flip our turkey bacon! Yum!

Now I need you to go back to the egg and bread! Throw the other slice of bread in the pan with the bread-egg combo. The butter in there is going to make one heck of a tasty crust around the slice.

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After another 3 minutes or so, your egg bread and plain bread should be ready to flip. So go ahead and do that. Your egg should be cooking nicely and a beautiful golden brown should start forming on your bread.

Okay, keep your pan organized this way. DON’T move the bread – we want the slices right next to each other. Go ahead and sprinkle in some cheese if you’d like (I use a tasty Monterey Jack) and transfer your crispy Turkey Bacon directly onto your egg!

Carefully flip the simple bread onto the other components of your tasty breakfast sandwich like so:

Cool! The sandwich is just about done, but I want you to let that sit and cook like this for just a bit longer. Really let those flavors come together.

After about a minute – that’s all it takes – take your sandwich out and serve it with a nice hot cup of joe!  img_2071

There you have it! That’s my easy breakfast sandwich! Eat it at home or on the go, but whatever you do, don’t stop by your local fast food joint for a similar product with less love and flavor!

Listen to “A Boy and his Food” every Saturday morning at 9:30am only on WCRX FM and WCRX-FM.com.  If you’d like to share some recipes with me my email is: pfujiwara@loop.colum.edu.

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