As much I would like to deny it, I haven’t always had breakfast ready for my husband! When he is on day shift, he wakes at 4am and is out the door usually by 5am. I have his lunch and dinner packed the night before, but it’s been a struggle for me to get breakfasts ready for him.
So, receipts from McDonald’s appeared… “egg cheese biscuit”, “sausage egg biscuit”, etc. Starting my research, I asked Dave if there was any special sauce on them and he said there was none – it was just a biscuit with a plain egg and cheese (and sausage or bacon). I was actually ashamed that my husband was having to pay over $2 for each of these things that I could make for pennies at home.
So one evening I whipped up a quarter recipe of my easy biscuits and popped four huge biscuits in the oven. While they were baking, I came up with an idea for making perfectly round fried eggs.
I hunted around in my kitchen drawers for a mold and found my wide-mouth canning lids. They worked perfectly for cooking the eggs on my cast-iron griddle. A few lessons I learned were to grease the sides of the rings, and use a hot pad when initially pressing down the lid so the egg doesn’t leak out. You can see my learning curve in the picture above. 🙂 After the bottom of the egg had cooked enough, I broke the yolk and took off the lids just before I flipped the eggs to finish the other side. A generous slice of cheese melted on the eggs while I took the biscuits out of the oven. (And because I am who I am, I actually used the canning ring as a guide to trim the biscuits to fit the eggs…)
I put 2 in the refrigerator for his breakfast the next morning, and 2 in the freezer. My husband reported that the flavor was excellent, and the biscuit was very filling (he could only eat one!) These heat up nicely in a microwave if he wants them warm. It will be so easy to add a slice of bacon or a sausage patty to these. I plan to teach some of my cooking students – my children – to make these in bulk and freeze.