This week’s single cooking project from my collection of recipes was yet more pickled eggs; this week has been busy, so, I took the photos from one of the extra projects I did last weekend while I was still at the cottage, cooking a large number of breakfast sausages for the freezer, and the subject of this post, English muffin breakfast sandwiches.
This is a bit of a no-brainer of a recipe, since as I was mounting this post, I saw a photo of a virtually identical sandwich printed on the bag of English muffins!
I normally cook breakfast sausages in advance and in relatively large quantities — as recently as last weekend, in fact — about 2 kg (4-1/2 lbs) at a time, which makes making breakfast sandwiches like this and my other breakfast sandwiches a lot easier and quick.
If you don’t cook breakfast sausages in advance to keep in the freezer, begin with the cooking of some sausages in the number of sandwiches you will be making for breakfast. You may also use the resulting grease, appropriately drained and wiped up from the skillet, later when the egg will be fried, instead of the specified olive oil.
Making the sandwiches:
First, a frozen, cooked sausage was taken out, and allowed to partly defrost:
The sausage was sliced along its length:
The two sausage halves were then cut in half crosswise, and then put aside for a moment:
An English muffin was taken out (notice the picture of this recipe on the label):
Since I keep English muffins in the freezer, I placed the English muffin in the microwave oven …
… and the microwave oven was set to a short time period to partly defrost the English muffin:
The English muffin was sliced into two halves, and put aside for a moment:
A slice of processed cheese was taken out and unwrapped, and placed on the counter to warm up to room temperature (note that natural cheese sliced off the block may also be used):
The corners of the slice of cheese were folded over toward the centre, to resize the cheese to the English muffin, and then put aside for a moment:
Olive oil was poured into a cast iron skillet on the stove:
The olive oil was spread over part of the surface of the skillet:
The stove was turned to a medium heat:
While the skillet was heating up, the English muffin halves were placed in the toaster oven:
The toast oven was set to the time setting required to toast English muffins:
An egg was taken out:
The sausage pieces were placed in the skillet, and the egg was cracked into the skillet:
The egg was fried, and edges folded into the centre to resize the frying egg to the English muffin:
I like fried eggs turned over, so the egg was flipped over:
At this point, the English muffins were almost toasted:
The toasted English muffins were taken out of the toaster oven:
The folded over processed cheese slice was placed on one of the English muffin halves:
The fried egg was transferred on top of the processed cheese:
The sausage pieces were placed on top of the fried egg:
The other half of the English muffin was placed on top of the sausage pieces:
And my yummy breakfast was ready to eat!