This One-Pan Hack Will Completely Change Your Breakfast Sandwich
The formula for a hearty, hangover-curing breakfast sandwich is pretty straightforward: eggs, cheese and crispy bacon or sausage sandwiched between two slices of bread.
What’s not so straightforward? A seamless method to get that bready, cheesy goodness without dirtying up every pan in your kitchen.
Think about it — making a breakfast sandwich is messier than you realize. You have to cook your eggs however you like ’em, fry up your bacon or sausage, toast your bread and assemble the sandwich. After all is said and done, you can easily be left with crumbs, grease and melted cheese everywhere.
The secret? You can construct the entire sandwich in one pan by cooking the eggs and bread together, flipping the sandwich over and then adding your cooked meat and cheese. Now, this might sound complicated, but it’s easier than it looks. Let me break it down for you:
Start with a hot nonstick skillet on medium heat. While your skillet heats up, whisk together 2-3 eggs plus salt and pepper in a separate bowl. Add in your egg mixture, making sure to evenly distribute it across the pan.
Next, grab two pieces of bread and dip them into the still-uncooked egg mixture in the pan. Coat each side of the bread in the uncooked eggs. This will ensure that your bread and eggs will all be connected (this is important later). Once both sides of each piece of bread are coated in egg mixture, place the bread in the pan on top of the eggs.
Cook for a minute or two until the eggs are firm enough to be flipped. Then, use a large spatula to flip the ENTIRE egg-and-bread concoction in the pan so it sits egg-side-up. Place your cheese, cooked meat, veggies, etcetera on top.
Using the same spatula, fold the “wings” (the parts of the egg that hang over the long sides of the bread) inward onto the bread. Grab your spatula again and flip up one slice of bread on top of the other to create a sandwich. From there, flip your sandwich a few more times to get the bread nice and toasty and ensure the cheese melts.
Serve up your breakfast sandwich and enjoy this gloriously melty comfort food. While you’re at it, take a look around your kitchen and enjoy just how few dishes and dirty countertops you’ll have to clean up.