With Valentine’s Day coming up you may be on the lookout for the perfect date night. Dinner is great and all, but if your date happens to run over to the next morning these cheddar stuffed breakfast sandwiches are definitely what you need to be making for your sweetie.
Look, I’m not suggesting you invite your date to stay the night just so you can effortlessly whip these up in the morning and look like a magical god/goddess who can do anything, but if you just happen to spend the night with them and make these in the morning they’re definitely going to appreciate you all the more. And for those of you in long-term relationships and those who live together, never underestimate the power of a novel act of love. Especially when it involves melty cheddar cheese. You have to keep things interesting, and yes, I am suggesting you keep the spark alive with cheddar stuffed breakfast sandwiches. I have my priorities straight.
These are essentially a classic breakfast sandwich with a twist. Based off the famous Juicy Lucy burger, we stuff the cheddar inside the breakfast sausage instead of melting it on top. When you bite into it the cheese oozes out and honestly just makes me happy to be alive that I can enjoy little pleasures like these. I stuffed these with sharp cheddar, but you could certainly stuff them with any cheese you like. If you want them extra melty go for classic American cheese, but I found regular cheddar to be just fine. I got pretty precise with the sausage measurements. I didn’t want this to be too bulky so I experimented until I found the perfect amount for a thin layer on each side of the cheese, but with still enough bulk to keep the cheese in. If while cooking you realize there’s a hole and cheese is oozing out, don’t worry, it will still be delicious!
As for the eggs, cook them any way you like, but I highly suggest a runny yolk. It just adds that extra bit of moisture and richness that brings the sandwich over the top. All together, the light toasted English muffin gives way to a rich yolk, sausage, melty cheddar, and a bit of green onion for freshness. This, my friends, is a very special breakfast sandwich that is best shared with a very special person.
- 120 g. breakfast sausage (4.25 oz. or a little more than ¼ lb)
- 24 g. cheddar cheese, sliced thinly or grated
- 2 eggs
- 2 english muffins
- 1 green onion, sliced
- Divide sausage into four roughly equal portions and pat out into four patties the size of your english muffins. Add half the cheese to one patty, leaving a small border, then top with another patty. Press the edges gently to seal, then press either between your hands or between two sheets of plastic to make the whole patty even thinner and slightly larger in diameter than the english muffin. We do this because when we cook them the meat will contract and our patties will end up the same size as the muffins instead of smaller. Repeat with the other two patties and remaining cheese.
- Split the english muffins in half and toast lightly.
- Heat a small frying pan over medium high heat , spray lightly with nonstick spray, and add the patties. Cook, flipping halfway through, for about 8 minutes, until sausage is fully cooked.
- Remove the patties and place each on the bottom on the english muffins. Sprinkle each with green onions.
- Cook eggs how you like them, add to sandwiches and top with the english muffin tops.