This morning I woke up craving my favorite bagel sandwich from Western Bagel (shout out to the 818). I know you’re probably thinking “Syd, we know how to put together a sandwich.” But they key to making this, and any breakfast sandwich, great is the egg. You know, that round disk you find on an Egg McMuffin. The egg that does not look like what an egg should look like. THAT is the secret to making any breakfast sandwich great.
What you’ll need:
- 1 bagel (Everything is my go to)
- 2/3 slices of salami, turkey, bacon, or ham
- Cheese!!! (I prefer sliced cheddar but only had shredded Mexican blend which worked perfectly)
- 1 egg
- 1 wide mouth mason jar lid
- 3/4 cup of water
- salt and pepper
I just want to start by saying that this sandwich is so customizable! Don’t want a bagel? Use an english muffin! Pick your meat, pick your cheese. You do what makes your tastebuds happy!
First things first, start by toasting your bagel. I toasted mine really lightly because you don’t want it to get too crunchy. Now while that’s going, time for the egg.
*At this point cook your bacon if that is your meat of choice. The rest of the meats are pre-cooked so they can be warmed up later*
Place a pan over medium heat. While it’s heating up spray your mason jar lid (both the flat lid and the ring). Put the lid on the pan facing up and let it warm up a little. Once it’s warm crack an egg in to it.
At this point take a toothpick or knife to break the yolk and mix it all around, being carful to not let anything spill over the sides. Slat and pepper and mix again.
Now add your 3/4 cup of water to the pan and place the lid on. Steam the egg for about 2 minutes or until it looks perfectly rubbery (ok not the most appetizing description but you know thats what you think of when you think of this egg).
Carefully slide a spatula under the mason jar and place it on a paper towel. Let it cool for a few seconds so it’s cool enough to handle and flip the mason jar, pushing the egg out and on to the paper towel. Viola! Your perfect “egg mcmuffin egg.”
And now the best part: assembly. Usually my order from bottom to top is meat, egg, 2 slices of cheddar. But, because I was using shredded cheese I put a little in between each layer (bagel, cheese, salami, cheese, egg, cheese, bagel).
Put your bagel together and put it in the microwave for about 20 seconds or until everything is warm and the cheese is melted. Cut in half to see that beautiful cross section and enjoy your rubbery, fake looking yet absolutely delicious egg 🙂