Have you seen this nifty little way to fix a quick breakfast for one? Grab a mug or ramekin. Spray it with cooking oil and line with a piece or two of deli meat. Break an egg into the middle of the deli meat “dish”. Poke the egg yolk with a fork. This is important! Repeat: poke the egg yolk with a fork twice to be sure it has a hole in it! Microwave for 90 seconds. I like to break it in to two segments – 45 seconds on 50% power and 45 seconds on full power – exact timing will depend on your microwave. Check to see if the egg yolk is done to the firmness you like. If not add 10 seconds as often as needed to get it there. Make a mental note of how long you cooked the egg for future reference. Because you will want to do this again and again!
In the meantime: Load your toaster with an English muffin or two slices of your favorite bread. Put away the lunchmeat and eggs, get out the butter and a slice of cheese, your choice. When the toast pops, butter it lightly. Or you can skip that step. Place the cheese on one of the breads. When the egg is done to your liking, upend the cup over the cheese. Egg and meat slide right out. Cap with the other slice of bread. Slide the bread, butter and cheese packet into their storage place. Grab a cup of your favorite drink and you are ready to go. Literally. Or set down at the table and enjoy.
Excuse me. I’m taking mine and a cup of spiced chai, along with the fat newspaper, back upstairs. Fluff the pillows just right, add serene music for a luxurious breakfast. A pinch of joy for a couple of hours on a snowy Sunday morning.
This recipe was featured at Petite Hermine
- One egg
- One slice of deli meat, as ham or turkey breast
- One slice of cheese, as cheddar or colby jack
- One English muffin
- Spray straight sided mug with cooking spray
- Line mug with deli meat
- Break egg into center of deli meat.
- Pierce egg yolk twice with fork
- Microwave 45 seconds on 50% power and 45 seconds on full power. Check to see if egg is done to your liking. Add 10 second bursts of power repeatedly until desired firmness is reached
- Toast bread while egg is microwaving
- Make sandwich by layering: bread, cheese, egg/meat and bread.
- Enjoy leisurely or on the go!
- One serving. Repeat as needed for additional persons.
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