Treat Yo’ Self: The Breakfast Sandwich

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I had to redeem myself this morning after a complete *kitchen FAIL* last night.  I was prepared to make a zucc-noodle+cherry tomatoes+feta+WINE dish for you all, which I whipped up recently and L-O-V-E-D.  But.  Alas.  I had no lemons to add some zest.  I accidentally used smoked paprika instead of regular to recreate my Cajun Seared Salmon.  I put too much oil in the pan and – I kid you not – when I dropped the salmon in, I sprayed hot-paprika-oil all over my beautiful white Michigan shirt and my NECK.  Causing me to burn not only my neck, but the SALMON because I couldn’t flip it in time with the pure CHAOS in the kitchen.  Needless to say, I spent the rest of the night finishing the bottle of wine and licking my wounds.

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AnyHOO.  I woke up this morning and needed a rejuvenation.  A confidence boost.  I went with what I know – the best BFast Sammies in the land.  And darn-it-all, these ARE the best BFast Sammies ever!!!  I do declare.

There’s something magical about oozy yolk and crispy bacon and creamy avocado all combined into one delicious bite.  There’s also something magical about eating a breakfast that is not certified dairy-free, butter-free, cheesy-free, grease-free.  OH and the SPINACH.  I’m not one to just *throw in some spinach!* because I think breakfast should be largely vegetable-free.  But the additional flavor is BOMB DIGGITY and I implore you not to skimp on the spin’ spin’ because it MAKES or BREAKS this sammie.

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So, HUZZAH.  Valentine’s Day is on a lazy, brunchy, Sunday morning this year.  Perfect excuse to whip these up, turn on some superhero movie and just laze away the day.  PS – a mimosa on the side would be perfect.  But, I made these on a weekday morning and let’s be honest, that’s not entirely appropriate to *kick off my Thursday!* with a little mimosa.  So I shall live vicariously through you all when you add some bubbly to your Sunday morning!

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The Breakfast Sandwich
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 2 sandwiches
 
This classic breakfast sandwich is a real crowd pleaser and perfect for breakfast in bed!
Ingredients
  • 2 english muffins, toasted
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup shredded cheese - cheddar is best
  • 4 slices bacon
  • ½ avocado, sliced thin
Instructions
  1. Cook your bacon until crispy. If you've got a large crowd, I find it easiest to make the bacon in the oven (375 degrees, about 20 minutes). Set on paper towel to absorb excess grease.
  2. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and swirl to coat. Add spinach and toss to coat with the olive oil. Sauté until wilted and season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan.
  3. In the same pan, fry the eggs over-easy, adding cheese at the end. Cover pan to better melt the cheese.
  4. Toast the english muffins and add the butter immediately after for supreme melting.
  5. Assemble sandwiches - 2 slices of bacon, spinach, ¼ avocado, egg and cheese. Enjoy!

 

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