Let’s dive right in! I gave a lot of thought about what my first recipe would be to post. I decided on breakfast! It is of course the most important meal of the day, according to someone. If you can fry an egg, a slice of bacon, and toast some bread, you’re golden!
First cook your slice of bacon in a non-stick skillet, turning once half-way through cooking. Cook until done. Set slice of bacon aside. Allow skillet to cool and keep the bacon grease in the pan.
While you’re cooking your bacon, toast your bagel. I usually use a bagel thin, because I like the bagel texture, and I’m not eating all of the calories of a regular sized bagel. You could use an English muffin or regular bread instead, if you choose. I only lightly toast the bagel thin, so it isn’t too crunchy, but toast to your desired likeness.
Next, separate the two egg whites from the yolks. You can use the whole egg if you want, but you might only use one egg. You can keep the yolks to use for another dish (may I suggest making pudding or custard?), just refrigerate them in a closed-tight container.
Pour egg whites into the skillet and cook on low to medium heat. When the egg white starts turning opaque, give the eggs a stir and to press the eggs together and make a patty-like shape. Cook a moment and then turn the egg-patty over to make sure the egg whites are cooked through. If you are cooking a whole egg, make sure the yolk is cooked through, otherwise your sandwich will be runny. Remove from pan and start to assemble your sandwich.
I like to add a slice of cheese to the sandwich. Here, I’ve used a couple slices cut from a block of smoked cheddar cheese. Feel free to use what ever kind of cheese you like. Once your sandwich is assembled, allow the sandwich to rest a few minutes so the cheese can melt a little, and the sandwich will cool. The sandwich will be hot, so be careful before biting in!
There are a few variations you can do with this sandwich. If you don’t like bacon (but who doesn’t like bacon?), you could use a slice of cooked ham, cooked sausage patty, or omit the meat altogether. You could add an avocado slice to the sandwich, or add spinach to the egg whites while cooking.
1 slice uncooked bacon
2 egg whites or 1 whole egg
1 bagel thin or other 2 slices of bread of choice toasted
Slice of cheese
Cook the bacon in a non-stick skillet. Set bacon aside. Allow skillet to cool, and keep the grease for cooking the eggs. Toast the bagel thin or the bread to desired toasty-ness. Cook the egg whites or egg in the bacon grease on low to medium heat. Press the egg whites into a patty to fit on the bread, once the egg starts to turn opaque. Turn egg patty once more during cooking to make sure egg whites are cooked through. Place egg whites onto the bottom slice of bread, top egg with cheese. Next, top with bacon and top slice of bread. Allow sandwich to cool for a moment before eating. Enjoy!