A Classy Yet Delicious Breakfast Sandwich

This morning, I woke up feeling especially awake and adventurous, which resulted in a much more exciting breakfast than usual.  I wanted to eat something that was healthy yet filling and easy to make.  I narrowed my choices down to eggs with some sort of toast, which never fails to be tasty and hearty enough to keep me satisfied throughout my morning classes.  Since I was on an adventurous kick this morning, I decided to go with a style of egg that I had never personally cooked before but had heard was simple enough to make- the poached egg.  To class up this unconventional style of egg, I chose to convert it into an open-faced breakfast sandwich for the ultimate quick, classy, and healthy breakfast (in my opinion).  I was a bit short on time and didn’t have all of the ingredients that I would’ve liked to put on my sandwich, but I decided that spinach, pesto, hot sauce, and some shredded cheese would still make for a great sandwich.  Below is a simple recipe for the egg sandwich I made but feel free to swap out or add on more toppings such as avocado, tomato, onion, etc. on your own sandwich.  I was very satisfied with my delicious sandwich and perfectly cooked egg, which was quite gratifying as it was my first time cooking a poached egg!  Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg
  • ½ whole wheat or multigrain English muffin
  • Pesto spread/sauce
  • Hot/Tabasco sauce
  • Any preferred type of cheese
  • Fresh spinach leaves (or arugula)
  • 2 tablespoons of vinegar
  • Salt & pepper

Steps:

  1. Fill a pot with about 3 inches of water and heat it until boiling.
  2. Reduce heat on the water so that it’s not bubbling anymore but still very hot.
  3. Crack your egg into a small bowl.
  4. Add a few tablespoons of vinegar into the water and swirl the hot water in a circular motion with a spoon for a few seconds.
  5. Pour your egg into the water and carefully swirl the water around it for about 5-10 seconds so that the egg whites coat the sides of the yolk.
  6. Let the egg cook for about 4-5 minutes or you can pick the egg up with a slotted spoon after about 3 minutes and touch the yolk to determine how runny or solid you want it to be.
  7. While the egg is cooking, put your English muffin into the toaster.
  8. When the bread is toasted, cover it immediately with pesto, cheese, and spinach so that the cheese melts.
  9. When the egg is cooked to your liking, carefully dry it off on a paper towel and slide it onto your sandwich.
  10. Top it with more cheese, salt and pepper, and a drizzle of hot sauce.
  11. Dig in!!

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