One of my very best friends goes through the drive thru of a fast food restaurant nearly every day on her way to work to order a sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich and a large Diet Coke. I’ve been on the phone with her so many times while she’s ordering that I mimic her as she orders and announces the total as the worker does, “That’ll be $2.38. Please pull around to the first window.” We laugh and go on to talk about the happenings of our day to day lives. I’m of the belief a homemade breakfast is by far better, both in flavor and nutrition, than anything you could pass me through a window, but I enjoy cooking and baking and she does not. To each our own. Allow me to introduce you to my homemade version of an egg, sausage, & cheese breakfast biscuit.
- a dozen eggs, slightly beaten & seasoned with freshly ground S&P
- sausage patties (I prefer nitrate free ones)
- cheddar cheese, thick cut
- homemade biscuits
For the biscuits:
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 stick of unsalted butter, cold & cut into tablespoons
- 1 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and work in the cold butter until mixture is coarse and crumbly. Pour in the buttermilk and stir just until it comes together. On a floured surface, turn dough and knead 4-5 times. Pat to 1/2 inch thickness, cut with a biscuit cutter (or the top, open part of a glass), and bake on a baking sheet for 15-18 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
As the biscuits are cooking, line a muffin tin with 12 liners and spray with non-stick spray; set aside. In a medium size bowl, whisk together the eggs and add freshly ground S&P. Distribute eggs evenly among the muffin tin and once the biscuits are done baking, reduce the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 18-20 minutes or until set.
While the eggs are cooking, cook the sausage patties per package instructions. Cut the biscuits in half, slice the cheddar cheese, and set aside. Once the eggs are finished cooking, remove the paper liners and assemble the sandwiches. The bonus is that the leftover sandwiches can be wrapped up with plastic wrap and placed in the refrigerator for an easy grab, heat in the microwave for a minute, and out the door weekday breakfast. No need for a drive thru here.