Friday, July 23, 2010

better than burger king

The carnivore and I are big fans of breakfast food. We like everything - pancakes, muffins, omelets, hashbrowns, you name it. We even have brinner sometimes (i.e. breakfast for dinner). And although we usually overdo it on the weekends with gigantic breakfast spreads at our place, sometimes we need something to grab and go. Recently we needed just this sort of thing so we could make it to the farmers' market before the temperature outside reached a thousand degrees. Baby omnivore is not a fan of the summer heat and humidity. So, instead of swinging by a fast food joint to get a greasy sandwich, I made these in a jiffy. There are a play on burger king's croissandwich. (These are along the lines of the versions of fast food english muffins and biscuits I have made before.) The best thing - both the carnivore and I got our own versions.

To make one meat eater and one vegetarian croissandwich at home start by frying a few strips of bacon. While that is cooking, slice up half an avocado. Then scramble two eggs with 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Fry the egg mixture in a small skillet that you have prepared with non-stick cooking spray. Then slice open two croissants. Pop some fake bacon in the microwave for about a minute. Once your eggs are done add 1/2 to each croissant. Top one with the avocado and the "facon." Top the other with the bacon after you remove the excess oil on a paper towel.

Just like that you can get breakfast ready to go for your mixed diet family. And, it is better than any flattened fatty fast food version. You could even make these with sausage/soysauge patties if you like. And whether you chug a glass of orange juice before you leave the house or sit down and sip on a cup of coffee with this breakfast sammie, you are sure to enjoy!


  1. hmmm I wonder which one is yours...
    they look delish! I always forget about avocado at breakfast but that takes me back to Mexico so I need to remember that.

  2. i just found this on serious eats photograzing! amazing!! breakfast sammiches are one of my most fave foods ever!

  3. We saw this post on Foodgawker a few days ago too :). Congrats on Top 9. Cute idea.

  4. avocados in the AM are the best!
    breakfast sammies are popular in my house too.
    thanks for all the love!


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