Who says Mom’s the only one that gets a special breakfast made by the kiddo’s? My husband isn’t really a breakfast in bed kind of guy so I didn’t want to stretch it that far. But, it is fun for the kids to make something special for Dad and I think breakfast is a great (and simple) way for them to show him they care, first thing in the morning.
This recipe is super kid friendly. The eggs are cooked in the microwave so you don’t have to worry about them using the stove top which makes this recipe virtually hover free.
It’s pretty much an assembly process and would be a great recipe for kids to make for themselves in the morning before school, when they want to feel responsible.
I made mine with homemade sourdough english muffins. That’s why they look a little funny. I guess I have to work on my english muffin making skills. And you know what they say, practice makes perfect, so I guess I’ll have to make them again. Darn. :)
We sometimes make this as a breakfast-for-dinner meal. It’s one of my favourite throw together meals when we’re in a hurry. But, it tastes so good there’s no reason it can’t be used for a special event.
Cooking the eggs in ramekins or coffee mugs makes them the perfect shape and size to fit on an english muffin. If Dad is a fan of bacon, or other breakfast meat such as sausage patties, feel free to use that as a substitute for the ham.
Happy early Fathers Day to all you Daddy’s out there!
What do you serve for breakfast on Father’s Day?
English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich
- 1 large egg
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 english muffin, split and toasted
- mayonnaise, to taste
- 2 slices deli ham
- shredded or sliced cheese
- Grease a flat-bottom mug or ramekin with cooking spray. Crack egg into ramekin; season with salt and pepper and whisk a couple of time with a fork. Microwave for 1 minute or until egg is set.
- Spread english muffin with mayonnaise. Top with ham, egg and cheese. Let sit one minute before serving to allow cheese to melt.
Makes: 1 serving
*It’s important to whisk the egg a little or the pressure builds up and the egg may “explode” in the microwave. But don’t go too crazy with the whisking or the egg will puff up like crazy while it cooks and loose its perfect Egg McMuffin shape.