Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
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Serves: 12
 
These hearty breakfast sandwiches are cooked, assembled and frozen ahead of time. They reheat easily in the microwave, making them the ideal solution for the morning rush or substantial after school snacks.
Ingredients
  • 12 eggs
  • 12 English muffins
  • 12 breakfast sausage patties
  • 3 cups of shredded cheese or 12 slices cheese(Colby Jack, Cheddar, or Pepper Jack)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • a pinch of dried mustard powder
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Optional for serving: arugula and hot sauce
Instructions
  1. Toast English muffins and set aside.
  2. Cook sausage patties completely, until nicely browned. Transfer cooked patties to a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  4. Crack all the eggs into a large bowl, whisk until evenly yellow. Whisk in dried mustard, chopped parsley, salt and pepper. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin or 12 ramekins generously with nonstick cooking spray or grease well with butter. Divide the beaten eggs evenly between the 12 cups. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the eggs are set up and mostly cooked through.
  5. Remove from the oven and top each muffin or ramekin cup with about ¼ cup (or 1 slice) of cheese. Return to the oven just until the cheese is melted.
  6. When cheese is melted, remove the pans from the oven and let cool before carefully removing each egg and cheese round.
  7. Assemble each sandwich as follows: Base of the English muffin + one sausage patty + one egg and cheese round + top of English muffin.
  8. When they are completely cool, wrap each sandwich individually with plastic wrap and put the wrapped sandwiches into a resealable zip-top bag. Store in the freezer for up to one month.
  9. To reheat: Remove plastic wrap, wrap sandwich in a paper towel and microwave on HIGH for 1½ minutes, checking at 30 second intervals.
Notes
After reheating, I like to carefully separate the sandwich between the egg and sausage and stuff it with a healthy fistful of arugula and a squeeze or two of hot sauce before re-assembling and stuffing into my face.
Recipe by Foodie With Family at http://www.foodiewithfamily.com/2011/04/04/sausage-egg-and-cheese-breakfast-sandwiches/