Friday, April 3, 2009
For weekday breakfast number three, I decided that eggs are not actually too much work for a weekday if you are just doing a quick fry up. Plus, while it is still cool out, I wanted to include a warm breakfast option because to me it seems really luxurious to get up in the morning and get to have a hot breakfast before work. I am lucky my office isn't in one of those that has a little cafe in the bottom that offers a breakfast special or I would be all over the eggs, bacon, sausage and hash browns every day (which is probably a bit excessive, especially in the breakfast meats category).
Calling this a mcmuffin at all is a bit off base I guess since I substituted a whole grain flax bagel for the english muffin base. I just wanted to give it a little more whole grain goodness, and I skipped slathering it with butter. I topped the bagel with some baby spinach leaves to pump up the veggie factor, and then thinly sliced some really strong white cheddar. When I popped the egg on top, it melted the cheddar a bit, so it stayed together a bit better. Season with a bit of salt and pepper, and I like to soft fry the egg if I am not taking my breakfast to go, and then break the yoke open so that the vibrant yellow spills out all over the plate and I get to mop it up with the last bits of bagel crust.