Microwave Breakfast Sandwich

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Prep Time

2 mins

Cook Time

4 mins

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Make your mornings special with this craveable breakfast sandwich, inspired by Joanne Chang’s Flour Bakery in Boston, MA. This recipe makes a creamy, microwave-steamed custard egg patty, perfect for sandwiching into a soft brioche bun or toasted English muffin. Easily customize this sandwich with your choice of cheese, protein, and avocado. Convenient for busy mornings, these patties keep well in the fridge or freezer, ready for a swift microwave reheat.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Small Dish

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2 sandwiches

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Dish

The Small Dish

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup half-and-half
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 sandwich buns (brioche or potato)
  • 2 slices American cheese (optional)
  • 2 strips of cooked bacon (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine the eggs, half-and-half, and salt in a blender (or use an immersion blender) and process until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Lightly spray the surface of the Anyday with cooking spray and add the egg mixture.
  3. Cover with lid (knob lifted) and cook in the microwave at Power Level 5tooltip for 4 minutes, or until the egg custard is set on the edges. The custard will have a slight rise, yet still jiggles when gently shaken.
  4. Allow the custard to set and cool slightly while you make the bacon if you haven’t already. Use these easy microwave instructions to cook bacon in the microwave.
  5. Cut the egg patty in half. Transfer each wedge into your bun of choice. Top with cheese and bacon, if desired.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Try it with avocado, cheese, tomatoes, or your favorite savory spread.
  • Add scallions, chives, chili flakes, or garlic powder to the egg mixture before cooking for extra flavor.
  • Swap the bacon for Canadian bacon, crispy bacon, vegan sausage patty, or sliced turkey.

Recipe notes

  • No blender? You can use a whisk! Just make sure to strain the egg mixture through a fine-mesh sieve before cooking
  • It’s important to beat the eggs in a separate dish and use a greased Anyday dish. This will allow the custard to rise properly and prevent sticking to the bottom.
  • Heavy cream can be used instead of half-and-half. You can also use whole milk, but the result will be a denser (yet still tasty!) consistency.
  • This recipe works with plant-based egg and cream alternatives. Use the same cooking directions as the recipe above.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

Everything You Need to Know About Making Breakfast Sandwiches in the Microwave

Can you make a breakfast sandwich in the microwave?

Yes, you can cook an egg patty for a breakfast sandwich in the microwave, you can also cook a sausage (patty or links) or crispy bacon in the microwave! Using an Anyday dish makes cooking bacon a mess-free experience while lowering the microwave’s power level cooks the egg patty to perfection.

How do I know when the microwave egg patty is ready?

First, the edges of the custard should be set, appearing firm and cooked. Second, the custard should have puffed up slightly during cooking. And finally, when gently shaken, the custard jiggles slightly in the center. It should not be overly liquidy or runny.

How can I make a firmer egg custard in the microwave?

If you prefer a firmer egg patty, adjust the cooking time by increasing it in 1-2 minute increments, while keeping the same power level. Keep in mind that the custard should still have a slight jiggle when gently shaken.

Is it necessary to use half-and-half or can I substitute it with another type of milk?

While half-and-half adds richness to the egg custard, you can substitute it with other types of milk such as whole milk or cream for a similar texture. Note that, using a lower-fat milk may result in a slightly less creamy texture.

Can I make the egg patty ahead of time and reheat it when assembling the sandwich?

Yes, you can make the egg ahead of time and reheat it when assembling the sandwich. Simply store the cooked egg patty in an Anyday dish with the lid on in the refrigerator. Reheat a portion of custard in the microwave until warmed through before assembling the sandwich.

How should I store any leftover egg custard or assembled sandwiches?

Store any leftovers in the Anyday dish with the lid on in the refrigerator for 2-3 days for optimal freshness.