I’m a die-hard breakfast person. I wake up hungry and look forward to it when I go to bed at night. For years I’d treat myself to a coffee shop breakfast sandwich and could tell you what to order at which national chain to get the best flavor, texture, etc.
Perhaps it’s a sign of the times (hello, social distancing) or the state of my budget, but I had to quit my favorite morning ritual. That is until I missed them so much, I started making them myself! While we started spending all of our time at home practicing social distancing, I decided to make the best of the situation and prepare breakfast sandwiches ahead of time in batches to keep in the freezer.
Not to toot my own horn, but these blow my drive-thru orders out of the water. And I think it’s because I grill the bread BEFORE freezing. And no, I didn’t start the grill to do it!
Recently we installed a brand new KitchenAid® Smart Oven+ with Powered Attachments at the studio. The Smart Oven+ comes with three powered attachments: grill, baking stone, and steamer*, and it’s inspired me to play around and experiment with a few recipes that I’ve wanted to try.
With all of my thoughts on productivity, I’ve been especially interested in how I can apply this thinking outside of my professional life. I love cooking and have slowly started to make meals in bulk by planning meals days (if not weeks) at a time.
The problem is, we usually default to roasting a bunch of veggies and throwing them on a bed of rice. Not to say that isn’t delicious, but variety is something most of us seek out! What I’ve found is that small but critical cooking details really help to make batch cooking work harder for you. And it’s why our recipe for this exceptional breakfast sandwich trumps the thrill of ordering from the drive-thru.
It’s the little details that count, right? With the KitchenAid Smart Oven+, I’m able to make those little culinary moments happen, with ease. With the Grill Attachment, I can make the bacon crisper, toast my bread, and add more flavor to my veggies.
Hungry yet? Check out the recipe below!
The “Looking Forward to Monday Morning” Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwich
- 1 lb. sliced cremini mushrooms
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
- 1 large clove garlic, grated
- 18 eggs
- 3 cups arugula
- 8 oz. goat cheese
- Bread: 9 English muffins or bagels—whatever you fancy
- Extra toppings: crispy bacon, sausage, mixed veggies, avocado, salsa, hot sauce
- Parchment or foil to wrap and freeze
On a sheet pan, toss the first 4 ingredients; season. Roast at 450°F until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in arugula, 2 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. pepper; pour over mushrooms. Scatter cheese on top. Bake until just set, about 11 minutes.
After the bake has cooled enough to handle, use a biscuit cutter or jar with a lid and cut the eggs into rounds. They can be large enough for the bread you’d like to use for the breakfast sandwiches.
If you’d like to include a protein like bacon or sausage, prepare them according to the package. I throw them right on the Grill Attachment in the oven to crisp up the bacon and sausage. Feel free to throw veggies on too for more sandwich variations! All add-ins are cooked to perfection when made with the KitchenAid Smart Oven+ Grill Attachment.
Assemble the sandwiches in the center of your parchment paper or foil. Top as you wish and wrap tightly. Label with the date and pop in the freezer. Your future self will thank you!
This recipe is something extraordinary to wake up to in the mornings: grilled English muffins, salsa, and avocado. Wrap the sandwich in a paper towel, and microwave for 1-2 minutes. The result is a breakfast more flavorful than what I could pick up at a chain coffee shop (wink, wink).
What would you create with the Smart Oven+ Grill Attachment?
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