For Celiacs, those delicious fast-food breakfast sandwiches are out of the question. You know the ones I’m talking about… those delicious greasy packages of eggs, cheese, and bacon squished inside a delicious bagel or biscuit.
You can, of course, make them at home. It can be a bit time consuming, but there’s a new gadget that makes it easy! It’s made by Hamilton Beach and it’s simply called the Breakfast Sandwich Maker. I purchased one for my father as a Christmas gift, and was pretty skeptical of how it performed. He loved it so much that I bought one for us to try.
There are two things that I liked about this gadget before I even tried it.
One, it’s pretty small, so it doesn’t take up a lot of cupboard space. Two, it was only about $25 at Wal-Mart. This means that if you live in a household where other family members like their gluten-filled bread, you can buy two and keep one gluten-free.
Here’s how it works: you put the bottom half of an English muffin, mini bagel, biscuit, etc. in the bottom of the maker. You then add cheese, pre-cooked meats (bacon, sausage, etc.), and vegetables. Next, the second part comes down. Crack a raw egg in there, break the yolk, and put the top half of your bun on it. Now, put the top down and let it cook for five minutes. When it’s done, you simply slide the plate aside (dropping the now-cooked egg into the sandwich) and open the cover. Voila! One perfect breakfast sandwich.
We tried it out with Glutino English muffins (and cooked up some home fries) and here was the result:
It does take some practice to get the top part of the bun in the right way (hence the egg you see spilling over the edges) but the result was very delicious. I can’t wait to try some more breakfast sandwich recipes!