3 Essential Tips for a Better Breakfast Sandwich

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Take a moment and think of your favorite breakfast sandwich. If it’s made with bread, what kind? What are the fillings? Does it have meat, eggs, or cheese in it? Some of you might be thinking of the classic egg and cheese, while some might picture a vegan medley of vegetables without any egg and cheese at all. No matter what you dream of eating in the morning, here are three tips to make any breakfast sandwich better.

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1. Toast the bread.

Texture can be just as important as flavor when you’re making a recipe. You probably wouldn’t want to eat something that is all one note, whether mushy or crunchy. The same applies for a breakfast sandwich.

Toasting the bread is extra important if your fillings consist of soft, fluffy eggs, melty cheese, and a creamy spread. Crisp bacon and vegetables help as well, but nothing compares to crusty bread.

Pro tip: If you’re making an egg sandwich on a baguette, this is one of the only instances where toasting isn’t your best bet. The bread is already crusty on its own, so toasting can make for tough times for the roof of your mouth. If you do choose to toast the baguette, go for a pressed situation.

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2. Condiments are important.

A dry sandwich is a bad sandwich. It’s super disappointing to bite into a breakfast sandwich that falls apart as you eat. Spread on a layer of aioli, pesto, smashed avocado, hot sauce, or pesto, or get a little fancy and try some spicy maple butter. Not only does it help the sandwich stay together, but it also adds a punch of flavor you’d otherwise be missing.

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3. Expand your idea of the breakfast sandwich.

Yes, we all enjoy a classic bacon, egg, and cheese, but it’s easy to get stuck in a BEC rut. There are always ways to change the flavor, whether you’re switching up the ingredients or slightly changing the method. Mix and match breads, cheese, and fillings ,and when you don’t want simply toasted bread, cook it like a grilled cheese or press it like a panini.

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