Have I told you lately that I love breakfast? Not just any old breakfast. Overly sweet and sugary food is not my cup of tea in the morning. Eggs. Eggs are the bee’s knees in the morning and this post is dedicated to whoever first thought of eating the weird white round thing that comes out of a chicken.
Balance is also important in the morning. Too much heavy food leaves you feeling bogged down, fat, and lazy. Breakfast should give you energy. This sandwich is one of my favorite go-to breakfast meals because you get the protein, but it is also lean and healthy. It is also great, because you can use whatever protein you happen to have in the house. In the picture above I used some left over stir fry chicken with peppers and onions. I have also used ham, turkey, lunch meat, sliced steak, just whatever you happen to have in the fridge. Leftovers are perfect for this. You could also leave it meatless to make it vegetarian. Super flexible, super quick, and I don’t know what more you could want in the morning.
Ingredients (for 2 breakfast sandwiches):
- 2 eggs
- 2 slices of bread
- 3 T grated cheese (I use cheddar usually, but you can use whatever! I’ve even used blu cheese or feta when I want something extra interesting!)
- 1/2 cup chopped meat or veggie combination of your choosing (e.g. chicken or steak with onions and peppers, left over stir fry, pulled pork, lunch meat, really anything!
- 2/3 cup lettuce (I use a greens mixture from the grocery store. You want something not too bitter.)
- 1 T lemon juice
- 1 T Olive oil
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
Cook eggs in one pan. Cook sunny side up or over easy, as you want the yolk to be runny. Make sure you salt and pepper the egg! Meanwhile, toast bread lightly in another pan. When you flip it over, cover with 1 1/2 T of cheese (or however much you want!). Let the cheese melt before removing from the pan. Heat up your meat/veggies in another pan (Or in the microwave. Your call. :D)
To serve, put the meat mixture on top of the cheesy bread, then the egg on top of that. Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, and mustard with salt and pepper until emulsified. Toss desired amount in with the lettuce, then put on top of your sandwich. Serve immediately!
You’re gonna have a new favorite breakfast. Guaranteed.