I am generally lazy with breakfast.. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t skip breakfast, but I tend to like getting “instant eat” breakfast, like a banana bread or sausage rolls rather than spending too much time making a DIY breakfast, especially that now I’ve started my own business, time is too precious and I’m almost always on the road, so a quick breakfast will do a super “thumbs up!” for me. From memory, it has been some time that I didn’t share a breakfast recipe, well, today I will! Today is my lucky day, a day that I can actually start late for work, a day that I can spend some time in the kitchen and make hubby and myself a good decent looking breakfast. If you see this, I’m sure it will reminds you of McDonalds breakfast~, well yes it’s pretty much the same, excepted that I use poached eggs, fresh cheese, and HOME-MADE English muffin, I also cut down a lot of oil when doing my pan frying. I like English muffins and cheese! This is actually my first attempt making homemade English muffins (I’ll share with you in the next post or so~) with the lots. But let me tell you, if you get to try do it yourself, it couldn’t be easier to make them and it tastes so much better than their store-bought counterpart.
So this morning, I’ve woke up at 7.00am (yes in this chilled winter in Sydney), start up a pan and cutting out some nice bacon and cheese, and got hubby his breakfast for work. I made myself a ‘single’ bacon and egg muffin, and hubby had the double. Well, the “Double” is not 2 muffins, but 1 muffin with double eggs and double bacon, and extra BBQ sauce :) Hubby has been a big eater lately, perhaps its the chilly weather effect.
So I hope you’ll enjoy making this reasonably easy breakfast for yourself and your families :) Don’t forget to serve it with a cup of nice hot cappuccino too! Cheers!
You’ll need (serve 2):
- 2 English muffins
- 200 grams of bacon (preferred middle rind)
- 2 700grams eggs, room temperature
- BBQ sauce (store bought or homemade)
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese or cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Turn on the grille and prepare a baking tray lined with aluminium foil. Cut the muffins in halves on the ridge and lay the cut-side up onto the prepared tray. Sprinkle cheese onto the muffins. Leave aside.
- On high heat, heat a frying pan until hot, add bacon and pan fry until cooked, and golden brown on both side, about 5-6 minutes. For a crispier texture, cook for longer until it turns tan in colour. Remove from heat. Divide the bacon into 2 portions.
- To make poached eggs; in a deep pot over medium heat, fill with water until approximately 8cm deep. Add vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low-medium, the water should be just simmering, with small bubbles rising from the base of pan and small ripples across the top of the water.
- Fill a bowl with cold water and set aside. Using a wooden spoon or whisk, stir simmering water in one direction to create a whirlpool (this will help to give your poached eggs a neat shape).
- Slide egg from saucer into centre of whirlpool, as close to water as possible. Cook for 2-3 minutes for a semi-soft yolk or 3-4 minutes for a firm-set yolk, without stirring.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer egg to the bowl of cold water (this stops the cooking process). Remove and drain on a plate lined with absorbent paper. Repeat with remaining eggs.
- Meanwhile, place the muffins into the grille, and cook until it turns golden brown and the cheese starting to melt, approximately 3-4 minutes (may varies depending on grilles). Careful not to burn it. Remove them from the grille.
- To assemble. place half of the bacon ( half of 1 portion) onto half of the muffin, apply BBQ sauce over the bacon and slowly slide the poached egg on top. Apply another layer of BBQ sauce. Place the remaining bacon and cover with the other half muffin.
- Serve immediately.
- Bacon release oil when pan frying, therefore you don’t need any oil before hand.
- During and between cooking eggs in the pot, use slotted spoon to skim any foam from water surface.
- Home made recipe for English muffin COMING SOON!
Poached eggs adapted from Taste.com.au