This Fried Egg Sandwich is composed of all of the best that breakfast has to offer, eggs, potatoes, cheese, sausage or bacon and biscuit. Being able to combine all these into a scrumptious sandwich has been a goal of mine. I’ve succeeded in making a Breakfast Pie and recreated a Breakfast Biscuit Bowl from one of my favorite eatery’s. But I’ve not had much success with a sandwich, that is until now! Let me introduce you to my Ultimate Fried Egg Sandwich with Maple Sausage Biscuits.
This was a learning experience, oh let me tell you it was a learning experience. See I’m a novice when it comes to making any type of bread or pastry from scratch. So when I started down this path I had a lot of bravado or should I say false bravado, how difficult could it be I thought to myself. Just throw a few ingredients together, mix and bake and ta-da you have a biscuit. Far from the truth. Let me tell you of my trevails and maybe along the way I can impart some wisdom.
Ok, let’s start…
Batch 1, I made my first attempt according to the directions, once everything was blended together it looked like a gloppy mess so I thought I must have done something wrong and I thought,”I can fix this all I need to do is add more flour” so I did.
Baked them up and guess what I got…hockey pucks that tasted like a mouth full of flour.
Batch 2, remade the recipe according to the recipe and wouldn’t you know it, I got a gloppy mess again. However this time I called in back-up (i.e. Liz) and she was like, “what’s the problem, all you need to do is kneed the dough and add a little flour”. So she did her thing and let me tell you they looked a lot different from my attempt. So then I cut the dough with a biscuit cutter and threw them in the oven at the temperature and for the length of time the directions called for.
Baked them up and guess what I got…nice high flaky over-cooked burnt hockey pucks.
Batch 3, had just enough dough left over from Batch 2 for one lonely biscuit, So I carefully folded and kneeded it into a biscuit and after being scolded by Liz for having the oven too hot and not watching it while it baked I gingerly placed the lone survivor into the oven and hoped for the best.
Baked that one up and guess what I got…perfection, or at least for now.
So what wisdom did I garner from this exploit;
- When all esle fails go to an experiencd cook for advice.
- Watch your oven, never take for granted that the cooking times and temperatures on recipes work for your equipment.
- Don’t give up.
And now that that fiasco is finished I moved onto the assembly so here’s the recipe…
- 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
- ¾ teaspoon Salt
- 1½ sticks of Unsalted Butter
- ½ Cup Buttermilk
- 1 Large Egg
- ¼ Cup Maple Syrup
- ¾ Cup of Fried Crumbled Pork Sausage
- Fried eggs seasoned your way
- Fried potatoes, any form you like, sliced or shredded works best
- Cheese and condiments of your choice
- Cook the Sausage and set aside on a paper towel to drain
- Pre-heat oven to 375F degrees
- Grab a large bowl and mix together the flour, baking powder and salt
- Add the (cold) unsalted butter and cut in using either your hands or a pastry blender to break the butter into dime size or smaller pieces
- Whisk together the buttermilk and egg
- Add the buttermilk and egg mixture, maple syrup and cooked pork sausage to the flour mixture
- Mix together until combined
- Dump dough mixture onto a floured surface and kneed in flour until you can just handle with out it being too sticky.
- Cut or form into 3 inch biscuits, 1 inch thick
- Whisk together an egg with a little milk or water and applied to the top with a basting brush
- Bake for 10 -12 minutes, watching carefully until golden brown
- Take your freshly baked biscuit and slice in half horizontially
- Layer on your fried potatoes,egg, cheese and top with your favorite condiments
Here are some combinations your can try…
- Old Homestead-add sausage gravy and a little more maple syrup
- TexMex-add Pico de Gallo and PepperJack cheese
- Western-substitute Bacon for the sausage and add Bell Peppers
What’s your favorite Breakfast Sandwich?