The Delaware House Breakfast Sandwich. Many of you have followed my Delaware House renovation and update project postings on Facebook. Delaware House is my inlaws’ vacation home which needed some renovations and updates before it would go onto the housing market. This breakfast sandwich provided much needed energy for my husband and me during that two-year-long process.
It all started with some English muffins that were on sale. My husband bought “buy two, get one free” packages of Thomas’ plain English muffins at a local grocery store. So what was I going to do with a dozen and a half plain English muffins other than freeze some of them? Sure, we could eat English muffins with butter and jam alongside plates of scrambled eggs. But how about a hot breakfast sandwich instead?
Just split and toast an English muffin, butter it, and top with a hot sausage patty or hot deli ham, a fried egg, and a slice of Smoked Gouda or Swiss cheese! That’s the Delaware House Breakfast Sandwich! Be sure to sop up that runny egg yolk with the English muffin!
This recipe is in no way low fat or super healthy! You could definitely use whole grain toast, turkey sausage or bacon, scrambled egg whites, and a vegan or fat-free cheese to lighten it up.
All along, this sandwich represented the fun that I didn’t get to have during the Delaware House renovation and update. I saw the ocean only a few times throughout 2014 despite being less than 5 miles from it when visiting the Delaware House. Just like the Delaware House Ham and Cheese Sandwich, this Breakfast Sandwich will always offer me a fond taste of what I have missed at the Delaware Beaches.
NOTE: I’m happy to report that Delaware House has been sold and has a new and very happy owner!
From the kitchen of A Food Lover’s Delight….
Delaware House Breakfast Sandwich
Two fully-cooked breakfast sausage patties or 8 slices deli ham
2 farm-fresh eggs
2 slices Swiss or smoked Gouda cheese
2 split English Muffins
1. If using ham, separate the eight slices into two “mounds” of four ham slices, one for each sandwich.
2. Heat the ham mounds or sausage patties in a non-stick pan over medium low heat, turning several times, until warmed through.
3. Remove the pan from the heat and keep warm.
4. In another non-stick pan, fry two eggs in butter.
5. When the eggs are done to your liking, remove their pan from the heat.
6. Top the ham mounds or sausage patties with the fried eggs.
7. Top the eggs with the cheese slices. Put a lid on the pan, keep it warm, and the cheese will become melty.
8. Toast and then butter the four English muffin halves.
9. Arrange the meat/egg/cheese filling on the bottoms of the English muffin halves.
10. Cover with the English muffin tops, plate, and cut each sandwich in half if you wish. That way, if you have a runny yolk, it will ooze out onto the plate for dipping.
11. And serve!
Makes two Delaware House Breakfast Sandwiches. Serve with my Minty Fruit Salad and hot coffee or tea.
Variations: Substitute crispy bacon for the ham or sausage patties. Use your favorite cheese in place of the Swiss or smoked Gouda. Scramble the eggs instead of frying them. Add some mayonnaise, spicy mustard, or a slice of tomato to the sandwich. For super decadence, substitute a warmed croissant for the English muffin. To lighten this recipe, use whole grain toast, turkey sausage or turkey bacon, scrambled egg whites, and a vegan or fat-free cheese.
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