Monday, April 5, 2010


In a countryside villa in New Hamphshire, Dave and I spent a night with his good good friend. In the morning I was asked if I wanted a gooey egg sandwich..thought it was a prank. I said sure and the rest is history...thanks Simpson family. We had a party once where several guests spent the night. In the morning I made everyone these gooey egg sandwiches and they kept asking for more until I ran out of english muffins. Now we make them for all our overnight guests.

Let's face it, the secret to making a good breakfast egg dish is all in the timing. What is worse than getting served your breakfast at a restaurant and the toast is cold, but the eggs are great. If you ask for better the time you get it the eggs are cold....and forget about cold undercooked bacon...gag me. I have watched cooking competitions where very high level chefs must compete making eggs at a short order is the most stressful moment for all of them.

Great breakfasts are all about making the components in order, so that it all hits the plate at the right time. So to make these gooey egg sandwiches, you have to make all the components in order...but they are fabulous.

english muffins
sliced white american cheese

First things first, preheat your oven to 200 degrees and make the bacon on the stove and when it is cooked to your desired crispness, drain on a plate with paper towel and put the plate in the oven. The bacon will just keep warm, it won't really cook any more.

You must have the sliced cheese ready. Spray a small saute pan with a non-stick cooking spray. Crack an egg into the pan (no heat should be under the pan yet)...if the yolk breaks toss it....seriously they are about a quarter a piece and if the yolk is broken there will be no "gooey-ness". Put an english muffin in the toaster. You have to check the english muffin a few times. When it is warm throughout but not getting a crust yet...turn the egg pan on high heat.

As soon as the egg white is WHITE gently flip the egg and place a piece of cheese on top. Turn the heat OFF and remove the pan from the burner. Take the english muffin out of the toaster, place the cheesy egg on top, add a few slices of warm cooked bacon and top with other half of the english muffin.

I'll warn you, it is best to squeeze the sandwich a bit to break the gooey yolk onto the plate and soak it up as you go....or you might be wearing the yolk!!!!!

To all my followers who have eaten these over the years and now make them in your own home for your guests let's all know what I'm talking about!


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