There's nothing wrong with a classic sausage, egg, and cheese, but every now and then it's good to spice things up a bit — say, with a little brown sugar and smoked paprika. If you're not a morning person, I'm willing to bet this breakfast sandwich will help remedy that.
Sure, you could buy pre-formed sausage patties, but what's the fun in that? For this recipe, you'll need to head to your butcher for some pork sausage links. Then you squeeze the sausage from its casing, mix it with brown sugar and smoked paprika, and form it into patties. Cook the sausage patties in a cast iron skillet until crispy and golden-brown, then serve them on buns with cheese, arugula, and fried eggs.
The sausage hits the perfect smoky-sweet balance, while the arugula adds a nice, peppery bite to the rich eggs and cheese.
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