Are you so rushed in the morning that you have no time to make breakfast? Or would you rather buy breakfast before getting to the office just so you can have more snooze time? I used to pick up McDonald’s breakfast because I wanted something hot in the morning but have no time to make anything since I’d prefer to “maximize” my sleeping time. After seeing recipes for make ahead breakfast sandwiches, I’m hooked! Now I can prep my weekday breakfast on weekends. No need to fork out $3+ for a McMuffin anymore. So if you’ve got a microwave in your office, try making these bacon & egg sandwiches and watch your co-workers envy your homemade breakfast.
Ingredients (makes 6 sandwiches):
- 6 strips of bacon, cut in half so it’ll fit inside the English muffins (you should have 2 slices of bacon per sandwich)
- 6 eggs
- 6 slices of cheese
- 6 English muffins
- Pepper to taste
- Cook the bacon to your preferred crispiness using whatever method you’re comfortable with. I pan fry them over low heat to render out the fat. It’s slower but the slow cook method gives me crispy bacon without oil splattering everywhere. I also save the bacon fat for other recipes. When your bacon is done, place them in a single layer on a few paper towels to soak up excess oil. Let them cool to room temperature.
- Make 6 over medium fried eggs. Over medium means the egg is flipped and the yolk is only slightly runny. Season your eggs with pepper. No need to add salt since you get a lot of salt from the bacon already. Let them cool to room temperature.
- Lay out 6 bottom half of the English muffins. Top each muffin bottom with 2 slices of bacon, egg then a slice of cheese. Place the top back on each muffin.
- Wrap each sandwich tightly with foil (you might want to use 2 pieces of foil to make a tighter seal). Place them in the freezer so they are ready to go in the morning!
How to Re-heat the Sandwich:
- Place a piece of paper towel on a microwavable plate. Remove sandwich from foil and place it on the paper towel.
- Microwave the sandwich for 1.5 – 2 minutes on high or until sandwich is warmed through and cheese is melted. Let cool slightly since it’ll be hot inside and you don’t want to burn your mouth. Enjoy!
- Feel free to add other things to the sandwich like slices of sweet pepper for some crunch. Don’t like bacon (gasp!), use sausage patties or ham.
- The paper towel on the plate will help absorb the moisture generated when you microwave the sandwich and keep the muffin from getting soggy. So please remember to use it!
- Since my husband tends to forget things, I use a marker to write down the reheating time on the foil of each sandwich. This way he doesn’t need to ask me every time he takes a sandwich for work.