I literally did not eat eggs as a food until a couple of years ago, when some medication I was taking changed how foods tasted to me and I needed some alternative protein sources to get me through the experience. Once I started eating eggs, and well past the medication days, I’ve stuck with the little clucker gems, and today I wanted to share with you my favorite alternative weekend lunch, an easy, fast egg sandwich.
The trick to this sandwich is using a spice blend to add a tremendous amount of flavor easily. In the US, Mrs. Dash makes several varieties of spice blends, and all do a fantastic job of spicing things up. Trader Joes has a very similar 21-Season Salute that works great. And McCormick’s Spices has a number of spice blends in grinder bottles, for a more fresh-ground flavor. It’s good to have several different blends handy, so you can have a different taste profile from one time to the next.
- 1 large egg (I like farm fresh eggs, preferably organic, but I’ll go with local non-organic that I know are fresh over weeks-old organic ones in the store)
- Your favorite spice blend
- 1 slice of your favorite cheese
- 1 slice of a hearty bread (I like Trader Joe’s pane, but any freshly baked bread, even from the grocery store bakery, will work)
- Glass bowl
- Paper plate
- Cut the bread slice in half, and put into the toaster. You’ll prep the rest as the bread is toasting.
- Crack the egg and place the contents in the glass bowl. Mix up thoroughly with fork.
- Remove your cheese from the refrigerator if that’s where it is, so it can warm up a bit while the bread is toasting.
- Sprinkle the spice blend over the surface of the mixed egg, so that the whole surface is lightly sprinkled with spice blend. Handle carefully after this, or the spice blend will tend to glom up into clumps.
- When there are about 2 minutes remaining on the toast operation, place the egg / bowl into the microwave. (Most toaster ovens take about 7 minutes to lightly toast a slice of bread … actual toasters are faster though.)
- Cover bowl with a paper plate.
- Cook on power level 9 for about 1 minute 20 seconds (this is right for ~1000-watt microwave).
- When the toast is done, remove from the toaster.
- Compose the sandwich by placing your cheese on the hot bread to make it melty, then place the hot egg onto the cheese, and the other half of the bread on top of that.
Enjoy. It’s quite yummy.
If you’re a guy, you’ll probably want to double all portions 🙂