Thursday, June 16, 2016

Toasted Cheesy, Bacon and Egg Sandwich - A Microwave and Toaster Oven Recipe

When I was a single, Navy gal working on night shift,
I learned how to cook beaten eggs in a microwave from a shipmate.

Before I learned how to do this, cheesy breakfast biscuits were already one of my favorite things to eat and I was buying them at fast food restaurants.

After my shipmate showed me this cooking method, I started making cheesy breakfast sandwiches in the barracks because all I needed was a toaster oven and a small microwave. My room was furnished with a dorm-size refrigerator.

Cheesy Bacon and Egg Sandwich Recipe                       
Cooking time: 25 minutes                                                          Yield:  1 sandwich

Directions for Cooking Bacon for One Sandwich
  • Remove your toaster oven tray
  • Toast two slices of bread using the toaster function for your toaster oven using the manufacturer's directions.
  • Set the two slices of toast aside until you are ready to assemble your cheesy bacon and egg sandwich.
  • Preheat toaster oven to 325°F
  • Arrange two slices of bacon in the toaster oven tray
  • Place tray of bacon into the toaster oven
Cooking Tip: Cook 6 slices of bacon. Refrigerate or freeze the extra bacon slices so you can make your next two sandwiches in 5 minutes  

  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown
  • Carefully remove the hot tray of bacon from the toaster oven 

  • Place the cooked bacon strips on a folded paper towel to drain
5 minutes before the bacon is done, start preparing your eggs.

  • Crack two large eggs into a microwaveable, sandwich container.
  • Add 1 Tbsp. of water
  • Beat the eggs and water with a fork until well blended
After 30 seconds in a 900 watt microwave

  • Place the egg mixture into your microwave and cook for 30 seconds
Note: Eggs will expand as they cook. This is normal.
  • Rotate the container a half turn
After an additional 30 seconds in a 900 watt microwave

  • Cook for an additional 30 seconds
  • Place desired amount of cheese on top of cooked eggs.

  • Set the container lid on top of the container, but Do Not Seal
  • Let the covered container of eggs and cheese sit for one minute

  • Remove the lid
Assemble Your Breakfast Sandwich
  • Spread your desired condiment onto your toast.  I like to use Dijon mustard, or mayonnaise. Bill likes to spread butter on the hot toast
  • Place the cooked cheesy eggs onto a piece of toast.
  • Cut your drained bacon slices in half, crosswise.
  • Put the bacon slices on top of the cheesy eggs See the picture below
  • Top with the second slice of toast
  • Slice into halves, quarters, or leave whole

Enjoy your homemade happiness on a plate!

You can save about $180 dollars a year
 by making your own breakfast sandwiches 
 instead of buying them! 
Purchasing fast food breakfast biscuits or sandwiches can be quite expensive. Especially if you are buying them twice a week.

For Example
One bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, at a nationally know chain, is $2.99 plus .08 cents tax for a total of $3.07.   If you eat two bacon, egg and cheese biscuits a week, in three weeks you will have spent $18.42 for six breakfast biscuits. 

In contrast, the ingredients for about six bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches cost around $8. 
Below is a price breakdown for the ingredients in US dollars and cents.

1 20 oz. loaf of bread                          1.39
7-8 oz. of cheese                                 1.79
16 oz. of bacon                                   2.99
1 dozen eggs                                       1.66
Total cost                                            $7.83     Total savings         about  $10.42 every 3 weeks

In a year, your savings will add up to $180.27