Monday, April 6, 2009

cheese bun sandwich

In my younger years I detested the english muffin. I can't for the life of me figure out why, because I have no problem with them now, but as a child...never! The only problem with my situation was never being able to indulge in my moms homemade egg mcmuffin sandwiches. I don't think I put up much of a fuss in the beginning, I was just as happy with honey nut cheerios, but eventually my appetite for the mcmuffin grew. Quick to solve this situation as I grew older, my mother eventually just combined the required ingredients inside a soft, fresh bun.


I have such great memories of this egg sandwich. Coming home from school, or waking up on the weekend and my mother saying - "want an egg sandwich?" was like a moment of bliss. Having a perfectly cooked egg sandwiched between ham and cheese, laying in a toasted and slightly steamed bun (for softness) was heaven. I just so happened to have the all these items lying around last week, but instead of a regular bun everything was sandwiched inside a cheese bun we had sitting around. A meal that fills the tummy and the heart with memories - priceless.

* Related side story - We always called this version simply - egg sandwich. So one afternoon with my mother out of the house, my father asked if I wanted an egg sandwich. Never one to turn down this dish, I said of course. What I got and what I expected were not the same, instead of the above I ended up with a fried egg laying on a piece of toast. It has provided for a great story ever since, because as a child it was pure disappointment.

12 comments:

Sarah said...

Thumbs up! I'm starving. And an egg sandwich would do the trick. Sadly, I'm fresh outta bread AND buns.

KimHo said...

To me, an egg sandwich would have also been a fried egg between two slices of toast. Of course, that was eons ago when I was still a small child. Nowadays, I never buy sliced white bread to make toast, not to mention, I rather have a sunny side up rather than "fried" (there is a small difference here!).

One thing I still have to "perfect" is to be able to cook the egg similar to the way McD's do with their Egg McMuffins. If you know the secret, please let us know!

Sarah said...

Toss the eggs in a microwave in a small bowl for twenty-ish seconds until it sets. Or you can buy metal rings (like McDonalds uses) at most cooking stores for the stove-top experience. ;)

bruleeblog said...

Sarah, I do the egg in the microwave thing all the time. Easier clean up and less greasy. ;)

Chris said...

Interesting, as I've never tried the microwave version. All my years in doing this style of egg has seen it done on the stove, inside circular molds. I must attempt this microwave version you speak of.

Sarah said...

Easy peasy the microwave. That's how we used to do our breakfast sandwiches in the little Mum & Pop restaurant I helped run in Athabasca. My family used the metal rings on the stove during my growing up years. The microwave is a bit easier/faster, you just gotta make sure you rinse your bowl right away, or you get a gross stuck on ring. ;)

bruleeblog said...

Crack an egg into a bowl, add usual things like salt, pepper, splash of milk. Beat mixture and stick in the microwave for about 20 seconds (add more time if it's not cooked all the way).

Basically, you're just poaching it in the microwave.

Chris said...

It makes so much sense, I've just never though about nuking eggs.

Brulee, do you ever add in herbs on top of the S&P? Occasionally I'll throw a little oregano, basil, or thyme in and haven't been disappointed.

Jane said...

Mmmm I have egg sandwiches for breakfast all the time. Today I made it with cheddar cheese, ham and caramelized onions on two pieces of toast. The onions made it really good!

Chris said...

Oh Jane that sounds great. I love caramelized onions so much and I never thought to add them to the egg sandwich!

bruleeblog said...

Oh look at you, being all fancy with the herbs and stuff. Will have to try it that way next time.

Usually mine is very ghetto with just processed cheese. ;)

Jane said...

Yes it's a definite must-try especially if you love carmelized onions!

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