3/23/09

Breakfast of Champions

This past Saturday morning I had to get up 7 am in order to attend a 13 mile training walk for my Avon Breast Cancer Walk in May. Obviously I wasn't a happy camper about such an early wake up time, but I thought it'd be more fun to walk such a long distance with other people instead of on my own. Plus, I'd get a chance to meet Sarah, another walker I've exchanged a few emails with.

As a reward for waking up so early on a week-end, I decided to make something special for breakfast: English Muffin with Poached Egg, Avocado, Canadian Bacon & Tomato. This recipe was inspired by my two friends Laura and Annie. Laura recommended having an egg and avocado for breakfast as a good source of protein, and Annie often makes her own English muffing/egg sandwiches at work.

Ingredients and Directions (click on collage for better detail!):

1. Toast an English muffin
2. Slice 1/2 of an avocado and a tomato
3. Poach an egg (Do you know how to poach an egg? You bring water and a bit of vinegar to a simmer in a small pot...the water should be about 2 inches deep. Carefully tap an egg on the counter and then empty its contents into the water. Let the egg sit for a minute and then using a spoon start spooning hot water on top of the egg. Make sure the egg is not sticking to the bottom of the pan! After 3-5 minutes [depending on how runny you want the egg to be] remove the egg from the water and you are ready to eat!)
4. Top the bottom part of English muffin with avocado and tomato slices, then put a slice of Canadian bacon, the poached egg, and then repeat in the opposite order.
5. Place the second half of English muffin on top.

As you can see, the egg yolk will run: which is exactly how I like it :)
This was a great sandwich and gave me plenty of energy for the walk!


If you had to wake up super early on a week-end, how would you make up for that?

14 comments:

lesley said...

That certainly looks like a breakfast of champions and I'm loving the runny egg! (Runny is definitely best!!!)

And congrats on your walk ... I think that's awesome!! : )

Jackie said...

Looks absolutely delicious! I love a good breakfast sandwich and this is deifnitely one of them :)

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Breakfast sandwiches are the best!! Well that and breakfast burritos!!

Junglefrog said...

That looks like a delicious breakfast sandwich (or lunch would do fine... hmm... tomorrow sounds like a plan for this...I'm gonna bookmark it!!)
I do have to get up at ridiculous times sometimes when I have to work (weddings tend to be early sometimes) and I like to eat curd with cruesli and some fruit tossed in. No hassle, no need to think about anything and it gives me a good base for the entire morning!

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum! I love avocado and egg together! Delicious breakfast - now you are making me hungry :)

Justin Marx said...

That is what I'm talking about...a restaurant in my neighborhood does the same but with smoked salmon instead of ham...and it is one of the best breakfasts in town!

Sophie said...

I love those classic & yummie combinations!!! MMMMMMMMM....I love it!!!

Sara said...

This looks delicious, I love anything that involves avocado.

The Duo Dishes said...

For a champion indeed. This is a good way to start the day. Actually, avocado is good anytime!

Melissa said...

What a yummy looking breakfast, especially with the avocados! If I have to get up early on a weekend I make time and head to the Fractured Prune. It makes everything so much better!

avesta said...

I would love...love this breakfast sandwich...as I am addicted to avocado!!!! YUM!

Kelly said...

my avocados NEVER look that gooooood... jealous!

BlueToYou said...

this looks FABULOUS :) what a good idea!

Kevin said...

That is one tasty looking breakfast sandwich!