A Quick, Easy Foundation for the Day – “Egg McMuffins”

Good Morning!  This is an easy recipe, it is Sunday after all!

Breakfast is such an important meal, but it definitely isn’t my favourite – I don’t like a lot of the typical sweet breakfast items (pancakes, oatmeal, cereal or granola/granola bars).  Thus, this is my go-to breakfast – we have these at least 4 days a week and I am always well fueled for the day after I have one!  They give you a good portion of your daily recommended servings of protein, carbohydrates and, depending on what you put inside, vegetables.  Not to mention that they are extremely quick to prepare.

These are so versatile too!  Feel free to add whatever you like or omit whatever you like.  In our house, I prefer cheddar cheese, while CH prefers goat cheese.  I like avocado in mine, CH prefers tomato!  The options are endless!

A fellow blogger, Smells Like Home, has a great tutorial for making English Muffins from scratch, if you are ambitious.  It is definitely on my list to tackle, one day!  Try it out by clicking HERE.

I hope you start your day off with one of these soon!

Enjoy!

JBean’s “Egg McMuffin”

Yield:  2 “Egg McMuffins”
Prep Time:  5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 English muffins, halved
  • 2 fried eggs
  • 2 slices of prosciutto (can be substituted with ham or bacon)
  • 4 slices of cheddar cheese, thinly sliced (can be substituted with goat cheese or your favourite cheese)
  • Handful of fresh spinach
  • 2 – 3 slices fresh tomatoe
  • 1/2 sliced avocado

Directions:

Pre-heat your broiler to medium heat.  Have the English muffins halved and read to go.  (Note – if you are only doing one egg mcmuffin, you can use your toaster for the English muffin!). Toast until done to your liking.

While the English muffins are toasting, heat a non-stick pan (or a green pan like mine – see ‘My Kitchen’- so you don’t need any fat to cook the egg) and melt a tsp of butter (or cooking spray) over medium to medium-low heat. Add the eggs and cook sunny side up (or however you prefer them).

Once the eggs are cooked, remove from heat and set aside.  Place your non-stick pan back on the heat and add the prosciutto slices.  *Turn your hood fan on*.  Cook the prosciutto until crisp and brown.  Note – the prosciutto will smoke, especially if your pan is quite hot.  It is normal, but be sure to have your vent fan on.

Now, assemble!  Layer the cheese on top of the toasted English muffin, then the cooked egg, then your prosciutto.  If you are using tomatoes, spinach or avocado, add it now too!

Enjoy!

JBean Original

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “A Quick, Easy Foundation for the Day – “Egg McMuffins”

  1. I like your style with the unique addition of the prosciutto! Nothing like some Italian meats to get your day started off right.
    I’m with CH and the tomato, my healthy substitute for ketchup.
    Thanks for sharing!

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