Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Fast Food Style Egg Sandwich

6 WWPP Posted by 5 years ago 41 Comments

You are going to think this idea is absolutely ridiculous or genius. I tend to think it’s genius but I may be biased. ;) Simply, I make an egg mold out of an empty nut can. Here, I’ll show you. I went a little picture happy.

Ingredients I used…

How I Made a Fast Food Style Egg Sandwich

  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
  • tiny onion
  • 1/4 of a bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp bacon bits
  • 1 whole grain sandwich thin
  • non-stick cooking spray

First of all let me tell you what happened. I had a hankering for an egg sandwich this morning. The little guy asked for “cheesy eggs” which, in our house is code word for pretty much a plain omelet. It’s a long story that starts waaay back when I made Mommy and Me omelets.

Anyway, before breakfast I was cleaning out the pantry, about to recycle this nut jar…

How I Made a Fast Food Style Egg Sandwich - step 1

When something hit me! It’s just about the same size as a sandwich thin.

How I Made a Fast Food Style Egg Sandwich - step 2

So I took a can opener to the bottom and made a tube.

How I Made a Fast Food Style Egg Sandwich - step 3

I then sauteed the onion, pepper and bacon bits and beat them with the egg, egg white, a pinch of salt and pepper.

How I Made a Fast Food Style Egg Sandwich - step 4

With a heated a non-stick skillet, I sprayed the tube and skillet with non-stick spray and poured in the egg.

How I Made a Fast Food Style Egg Sandwich - step 5

Using a rubber spatula I mixed the egg a few times and cooked for a minute or two until I thought it was set enough to remove the “mold”. With the mold removed I flipped and cooked for another minute.

How I Made a Fast Food Style Egg Sandwich - step 6

I prepared my thin. I’m an egg and ketchup girl. :)

How I Made a Fast Food Style Egg Sandwich - step 7

Top with the egg…

How I Made a Fast Food Style Egg Sandwich - step 8

… and VIOLA! My fast food style egg sandwich!

How I Made a Fast Food Style Egg Sandwich - step 9

What do you think? Ridiculous or genius? :)

Here’s the nutritional info for how I made it.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 whole recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
225 8g 6g old: 4 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
2g 3g 27g 20g

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Discussion

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    Jules

    October 24, 2010

    Delish! And genius! Reply

    Farah

    October 24, 2010

    i think thats genius! Reply

    Laura

    October 24, 2010

    I think it's awesome! Just slap a veggie sausage patty on that and you've got an amazing breakfast sandwich! Reply

    Thea @ I'm a Drama Mama

    October 24, 2010

    GENIUS!!! ooooh, genius... I just had an image of a PseudoSausage patty and some sliced sharp cheddar on that sandwich. Genius. Reply

    shandy (@webgals)

    October 24, 2010

    genius...at least it looks genius. Still have to taste it. :) Reply

    SoHelpMeKath

    October 24, 2010

    Genius. I make one with a custard cup sprayed with nonstick spray and microwave my egg. Add a slice of cheddar and 2 slices of canadian bacon to my sandwich thin, and I'm good to go. Should add more veggies to mine! A slice of tomato would be great. Reply

    Jessica

    October 24, 2010

    Genius! I even have a little flower shaped thingie to use with eggs or pancake batter. At the very least, you solved a problem I have. Flipping the eggs and keeping their shape. (Stir the mix! Duh!!) Maybe Mac Muffins for breakfast tomorrow... Reply

    Kimberly

    October 24, 2010

    That is pretty freaking genius. I wish I could have bread and I would try it. I am making a portobello mushroom/blue cheese/egg sandwich tomorrow. It is my own experiment to mix up breakfast. Reply

    Josie @ Skinny Way Of Life

    October 24, 2010

    GENIUS!! I'm one of those crazy people that has to have my sandwich stuffings right to the egde, my husband makes fun of me but I like to have my filling in every bite, duh!! this is perfect for me, I eat Arnold's sandwich thins all the time and having the egg fit perfectly to the edge is right up my alley!! Reply

    Rachel

    October 24, 2010

    Genius! Looks delish! So much better than my oatmeal. Reply

    Steph K

    October 24, 2010

    I make egg white/turkey bacon fastfood style breakfasts all the time. they're quick and yummy! I'm going to try it like this now too. :) Reply

    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy

    October 24, 2010

    I love sandwiches like this! I eat them all the time for breakfast! My favorite is the pizza egg sandwich. Pizza sauce, egg and a bagel thin. Yum! Reply

    Bobby

    October 24, 2010

    Nice. I use a metal circle cookie cutter for same effect. Learned trick watching them at a college bagel shop. Reply

    Prettylittlereckless

    October 24, 2010

    Yum! I make my own sausage/egg/muffin sanwiches from time to time and use a small glass dish (I think it's for dipping sauce?). Spray with non-stick stuff, pop in the microwave for 50-55seconds and done! I like the idea of adding in veggies though and using sandwich thins! I have a bunch in my freezer that need to be used and this is a great idea! Reply

    Rhiannon

    October 25, 2010

    Hey, he's eating eggs again! Reply

    roni

    October 25, 2010

    He IS! It's awesome. He had two yesterday. :) Reply

    Jan

    October 25, 2010

    Genius of course! :) Reply

    Amanda

    October 25, 2010

    Genius if you ask me!!! I've always wondered how to get it so perfect like they do at those fast food places. I may have to try that soon!!! Reply

    Jen @ Making Messes

    October 25, 2010

    My vote is genius! I'm a ketchup and egg girl too. And hot sauce. Hot sauce on eveything... Reply

    Barbara

    October 25, 2010

    Genius I try doing that with a round cookie cutter. But it ran out the sides. I think I will try your idea. thanks Reply

    FoodontheTable

    October 25, 2010

    Genius, not ridiculous. That is really creative. Reply

    Leanne

    October 25, 2010

    We use cookie cutters -- stars, angels, bells. We have festive Egg McMe's. ;) That's our name for them. Reply

    Dorene

    October 25, 2010

    Genius!! I hate when you take a bite and it all falls out...going to try this tomorrow! Reply

    susan

    October 25, 2010

    Genius! I use a microwave egg cooker that I found at Walmart that cooks the egg in 1 minute but my egg is a little smaller than the sandwich thin. I love fixing these for my boys for breakfast because they are both quick and healthy. Reply

    CindMoore

    October 25, 2010

    I absolutely love it when people get creative and repurpose things. GENIUS. PS: Saw someone on Rachel Ray show make a calorie & time saving alternative to a cheese omelet...using egg substitute and laughing cow cheese and microwaving it. http://www.hungry-girl.com/week/weeklydetails.php?isid=1784 Reply

    susiebeeonmaui from eatlittleeatbig

    October 25, 2010

    Genius! I'll be looking for something similar to repurpose. I'm a ketchup and egg gal too. Reply

    Heather

    October 25, 2010

    Genius!! And it looks fantastic. Reply

    Traci

    October 25, 2010

    Not ridiculous at all -- PURE GENIUS! I've been making these sandwiches for awhile - I love you can add so much variety with fresh veggies. Although, my favorite is 1 TBS of real bacon bits and a couple TBS of shredded cheese. Makes me feel like I'm being "bad" but WW points-wise so friendly!!! This summer, I happened to score the tiniest fry pan at TJ Maxx that is the appropriate size as well. Reply

    NYCPatty

    October 25, 2010

    TOTALLY GENIUS! I'm so doing this next sat when I have time to make an omlette breakfast! Reply

    Crystal

    October 25, 2010

    Great idea, and resourceful of you! I wonder if you could make a few of these ahead and keep them in the fridge to reheat for hectic mornings? Reply

    roni

    October 25, 2010

    Now that's genius! I bet you they heat up great in the microwave! Reply

    Sher

    October 25, 2010

    Love this idea! I love making egg sandwiches, but the egg ALWAYS falls out of the bread in big messy hunks. Now I'm on the hunt for a can that fits my sandwich thin... Reply

    Dani

    October 25, 2010

    Roni! I am so envious of your ability to cook and work out all through your 1st trimester - I'm at week 11 and have been sick as a dog! No cooking, and almost NO activity! And just for the record - I choose genius over ridiculous! I mean what's so ridiculous about wanting to your egg to nestle perfectly onto your bread?! MAkes perfect sense to me! Something only your fellow fit-foodies can understand - LOL! Reply

    Georgia

    October 26, 2010

    Ridiculously clever!! What a great idea! Reply

    Deborah

    October 29, 2010

    A simple ring from a canning jar works well. Reply

    Kathy

    February 9, 2011

    Sounds good...until you get to the ketchup! LOL! By the way, 'accidentally' came across your page and now visit all the time! Love the recipes! Reply

    Sydney

    June 21, 2011

    that looks great wonderful idea for the egg size/shape Reply

    jacque

    June 22, 2011

    i have a question when u say u mixed the egg and egg white are these 2 different things???? It really looks will have to try. Always looking for new points receipes. Thanks Reply

    roni

    June 22, 2011

    Yes, for the recipe i used 1 egg and 1 egg white. It's just a preference of mine. You can use 1 egg, egg beaters or 2 full eggs. Whatever you prefer. Reply

    Gail H.

    October 25, 2011

    Definitely genius! Reply

    Meizitang Softgel

    November 12, 2011

    it looks great. can i put something else in it instead of bacon bits? Reply