Sunday mornings in the summer time are more work than my day job. A typical Sunday morning finds me deep cleaning at least 1/4th of my house in an effort to ensure that every month all surfaces are dusted, the oven is clean, the washing machine is bleached and air dried to prevent mold, the floors are swept, the blinds dusted and the sheets smell like fresh linen.
In other words, Sundays are for sparkle! The summer time adds an extra element of surprise as the lawn needs to be mowed, the sidewalks and driveway power washed, the windows cleaned and in general the exterior of the house needs a bath. However, will I manage it? Easy! I’ll make myself a hearty breakfast sandwich and get to work! The nascency of this sandwich occurred when I found myself with an empty fridge – only one egg, one piece of cheese and one jalapeno cheddar smoked sausage. This is a one-skillet wonder of a sandwich destined for a day when brunch and chores are on the menu.
Cook Time: 5 minutes Serving Size: 1 sandwich or 2 halvsies for sharing
1 jalapeno cheddar smoked sausage, halved lengthwise and quartered
1 slice of your favorite cheese
2 slices of bread, toasted
Any veggies or toppings you like
Your favorite type of sandwich spread
1. Half the jalapeno cheddar smoked sausage lengthwise, then cut each half in half at the center. This should give you 4 equal pieces of smoked sausage. Cook the smoked sausage plus 1 tablespoon of water in a small skillet over medium-low heat until caramelized. Next, crack the egg over the smoked sausage and gently break up the yolk. Season with salt and pepper to taste and continue cooking over medium-low heat for 1-2 minutes, or just until the egg starts to set at the center. Gently, flip the egg and sausage and continue cooking over medium-heat.
2. Meanwhile, toast the bread and prep any cheese or veggies you want to add to your breakfast toaster. When the egg is cooked to the desired consistency, assemble your sandwich, cut in half and serve warm.