One of my favorite weekend indulgences and things to do on Saturday mornings is make breakfast. Over the years my go-to has changed (mostly due to my kitchen size and time spent grocery shopping) and thanks to a recent purchase has taken another twist once again.
Over the holidays I was ordering some gifts and ended up finding this adorable mini cast iron skillet. It’s perfect for our apartment that’s already overflowing with stuff and so easy to drop a single egg in for a quick breakfast. I finally had a chance to try it out this past weekend and after a few tries have landed on my new favorite breakfast!
In under 5 minutes you can whip up a tasty morning and with a few additional suggestions or substitutions make it your own. Here’s how:
1. Heat the skillet
Since it’s made of cast iron, you don’t have to go too high and you don’t want to burn your egg once you drop it either. Just past low is fine.
2. Make yourself coffee while it’s heating
I’ve become quite obsessed with our Nespresso machine that we got this past fall. In just seconds you can have delicious espresso drinks as soon as you roll out of bed. I’m looking for some new flavors this year! (any suggestions?)
3. Test the pan by dropping in a little water
If you see the water jump and sizzle, you’re good to go!
4. Drop your egg in
5. Slice and butter your english muffin
If you’re not a big english muffin person, substitute in a piece of your favorite toast or my new favorite alternative is to skip the bread and use prosciutto underneath!
6. Cheese, please!
Add a slice of your favorite cheese (I chose pepperjack) once the english muffin is just about done and still warm to help it melt and serve as the base for the egg.
7. Remove your egg from the pan and place on top
Remember to be careful with the handle since it’s piping hot – I use a small napkin folded up to grab it.
8. Add your final touches
I can’t have eggs without hot sauce (either Cholua or sriracha), but if you’re not into spicy foods you could just use salt and pepper to finish.
And just like that (in under 5 minutes )those simple steps can help you create an easy breakfast at home and start your weekend off right. Next time I’m adding avocado underneath the egg and trying the prosciutto with it as well. What does your favorite quick and easy breakfast entail?
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