Recipe #1: Breakfast sandwich

| Friday, January 28, 2011
As part of my blogging this year, I want to highlight some of the foods that we eat regularly at our house.

This is the first entry in my year long recipe series.

I love having a big breakfast. While we will eat cereal every now and then, it just doesn't seem to hit the spot. The breakfast sandwich is probably my favorite breakfast. This recipe is equivalent to what you would buy at McDonalds for breakfast, but quite a bit healthier and cheaper. And the great thing is that it's really easy to make.

Prep Time: 10 minutes (20 minutes if you boil the eggs)
Serves: As many/few as you want

Here's what you need:
  • 1 english muffin per sandwich

  • 1 egg per sandwich

  • Sandwich ham

  • Mayo (or Miracle Whip)

  • Veggies (tomato, cucumber, lettuce)

  • Cheese

Some notes about ingredients:
- I use bread a lot of time instead of English muffins.
- For the meat you can use pre-sliced meat (cheap or expensive) but I like the whole ham taste the best. Sometimes I'll use sausage instead of ham.
- Obviously all ingredients are optional or interchangeable since it's just a sandwich.

Preparation instructions:
- If you are going to boil the egg, instead of fry it, get that started.
- Slice all of your ingredients: ham if not already sliced, cheese and veggies.

- If you are frying the egg, fry it now.
- After the egg is done frying, place your ham in the pan and brown it. Flip it over, place cheese on top of ham and let the bottom fry and cheese melt.
- Toast the muffins/bread.
- Spread mayo on toast, then place all of the pieces on top. If you boiled your eggs, remove shell and slice.
- Enjoy!

Price breakdown:
$.99 for 6 muffins(on special - $.17/muffin)
$1.29 for a dozen eggs ($.11/egg)
$8.99 for 4 lb. ham (assuming 100 slices from the ham, $.9/slice - I used 2 slices per sanwich)
Mayo ($.01/sandwich)
Veggies ($.20 per sandwich)
$1.99 for 8 oz cheese, approx 50 slices of cheese (3 slices per sandwich, $.10/sandwich)
Total per sandwich: $.78

Cheap and good!

Next month I'll highlight another recipe to use the ham with.