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A-Photo-A-Day: Egg & Cheese Breakfast Panini.

Fried egg and cheddar cheese on artisan bread, paninied. Yum!

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A Tale of Two Breakfasts – Chapter 1: The Waffle Sandwich.

There are many types of breakfast foods. Some people like a cold bowl of cereal that won’t weight them down, while others prefer a heavy, hot filling meal. I like all of the options personally, but this weekend we ran the gamut of options with a heavy, porky option on Saturday and a light, eggy option on Sunday.

The first was the Waffle Sandwich. For some reason this one just screams indulgence in my head. There really are no ingredients that are overly indulgent here, jut your standard breakfast ingredients: eggs, bacon, cheese, waffles. But for me it is the way the hubs proposed assembling the ingredients that just seems out of this world to me. He asked me to make a sandwich out of the fixins and panini them! Oh yes, I said panini them!

Simple enough I say, and so that is what I made for breakfast this Saturday! The only additions he made or would have made was some hot sauce…which is always added to his breakfast and some gravy, which I did not make. But I have to agree, given the substance of this sandwich with waffles on either side, a cup of gravy on the side would have been amazing.

Ingredients and procedure.

Waffles, I use Bob's Red Mill Pancake & Waffle Mix. This is my favorite mix.

Eggs, about two scrambled eggs per whole sandwich.

Bacon, about four fried slices per sandwich. I use Fletchers Thick Cut Peppered, so if your bacon is really thin, you might want to do extra slices! Shredded cheese, I used some monterey jack here because it is so creamy and melty.

Fry your bacon and set aside. Make your waffles and scrambled eggs. Preheat your panini pan.

Assemble the sandwich.

Start with a waffle

Add cheese.

Add bacon.

Add eggs.

Add more cheese.

Add another waffle.

Panini.

Enjoy!

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Breakfast “Burgers”.

Last week we had some sausage biscuits for breakfast at a local bakery. The biscuits were amazing and buttery and made you want to eat more and more and more. The idea was awesome, the sausage was more like a burger than an accoutrement to the larger and greater good. It was good, moist, and delicious, but it overpowered the biscuit, cheese and egg enough that I removed it from the sandwich.

That said, the hubs thought we should try this one out at home…and so we did. We used the Como bread from the same bakery that had the original on hand! The bakery is called Grand Central Bakery and it wonderful and all over Portland and Seattle. Their Como is amazing, a standard artisan bread, but oh-so-much better and as described by the bakers themselves, “an Italian-style white with a golden, nutty crust and chewy interior”!

This recipe is for two sandwiches.

Ingredients

1/2 lb bulk breakfast sausage (I used sage pork sausage)

4 slices artisan bread (use the highest quality you can find)

4 slices cheddar cheese

2 eggs

2 T chives

Cooking spray

Set out bread slices and place one slice of cheese on each slice. Form the sausage into patties that replicate the shape of your bread. Cook patties in sauté pan over medium heat and remove from pan when no longer pink. Place patties on one slice of bread for each sandwich. Keeping pan at medium heat, crack eggs into pan and cook over easy. Cook the eggs in the sausage fat, or remove with a paper towel and use cooking spray. Sprinkle half of the chives over the eggs while they cook. Put one egg on each sandwich. Sprinkle the rest of the chives over the sandwich sides.

Preheat panini pan over the medium heat of the burner. Put the sandwich sides together carefully, so as not to break the yolks. Place on the panini pan and put down the lid. Take care not to push to hard as the weight of the lid will crush the yolks on their own. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side (depending on how hot your burners are).

Enjoy!

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