Yes, It’s another breakfast post. You all know (my southern did almost kick in with the ya’ll) how much I love a good breakfast. Recently hubby and I really wanted breakfast out, but it was the weekend and we were feeling a bit lazy, so we did delivery from one of our local restaurants. They had a breakfast club sandwich on the menu. Of course I’ve had a baby club sandwich ( or club sandwich), even a chicken club ( both are my top rated sandwiches if we are keeping score) but a breakfast club? Instead of the typical turkey and ham with bacon, lettuce and tomato this was stacked with eggs, bacon, ham, lettuce and tomato layered between the usual 3 pieces of bread, well 4 pieces of bread in this case. After we devoured it…along with a side of home fries…. I knew I had to make this one for myself.
I had some summer sausage that I really wanted to use up, so I included this in the sandwich. You can use ham, sausage patties, or any other kind of breakfast meats you prefer. Most club sandwiches are layered with 3 pieces of bread, but I did 4 because it’s more filling. This turned out to be a definite keeper. It has all of your favorite breakfast foods (well at least mine) scrambled eggs, crispy bacon and smoky sausage all nested between layers of lightly toasted bread with a schmear of mayonnaise. Throw in a side of home fries….lovingly of course…. and you have yourself one hearty breakfast.
Here’s what you need to make your own:
*sliced sandwich bread, 4 slices per sandwich
*4 slices of bacon per sandwich
*eggs, I used 5 eggs for 2 sandwiches
*1 tsp. butter
*salt and pepper to taste for the eggs
*summer sausage sliced, or any other breakfast meat that you prefer
You can pan fry the bacon, but I like to bake mine in the oven when I’m making several slices.
For the bacon:
Preheat the oven to 410°.
Cover a baking sheet with foil, this will help with the clean up later. Place a cooling rack onto the baking sheet and spray with no stick spray. Lay the bacon strips over the cooling rack.
Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the bacon is done to your liking. Carefully take the baking sheet out of the oven set aside the bacon.
For the summer sausage:
Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350°
I used the toaster oven since I cooked my bacon in the oven and at a higher temperature.
Cut the sausage into slices and place them on a backing sheet lined with foil and baked for 10 to 15 minutes.
If cooking sausage patties, follow the directions on the package.
For the eggs:
Heat a non stick skillet to medium heat and add the butter. After the butter melts, whisk together the eggs and pour into the skillet.
When the eggs begin to set, with a silicon spatula push the eggs towards the center of the pan. Continue doing this until the eggs are cooked but are still soft; salt and pepper to taste.
Lightly toast the slices of bread.
To assemble the sandwich:
Spread a desired amount of mayonnaise on one piece of the toasted bread.
Add some of the scrambled eggs over the mayonnaise.
Then place two slices of bacon over the eggs.
Place another piece of the toasted bread over the bacon.
Layer the sausage over the bread
then top with another piece of toasted bread.
I know this seems like a lot, but hang in there we’re almost done.
Add 2 more slices of bacon….if you haven’t eaten all of the bacon yet…over the bread.
Then spoon more eggs over the bacon.
Spread some mayonnaise on another piece toasted bread and place over the eggs.
This is optional, cut in half, or you can get all fancy like the restaurants and cut into fourths…..yes I did that as well.
Serve with home fries, fruit or whatever you like to accompany your breakfast club sandwich.