I have a dirty little secret.
Turns out, Drunk June Cleaver is not completely unhealthy. Shocking, I know. I take vitamins every day, use the stairs instead of the elevator, walk instead of take the bus, try to eat mostly raw fruits and veggies, etc, etc, etc. Granted, the raw thing is partially because I cannot cook in my new kitchen thanks to a very cheap and overly sensitive fire alarm. It goes off when I shower, when I use the toaster for more than the thinnest of slices of toast, or when I boil water. SO MUCH FUN!
Being that I work in a restaurant, I need to have a breakfast that is high in protein so I don’t suddenly become starving halfway through lunch. While you are chowin’ down on something delicious, but your trusty Maitre d’ is standing at the front door with a growling stomach and four more hours to go before she can grab a sandwich. You are tucking into a perfectly crafted meal while the lone reservationist watches the clock in hopes that the vultures won’t totally destroy family meal while she’s on a long phone call (sup, lone piece of bruised lettuce!).
Luckily for you, dear reader, Drunk June Cleaver is a crafty girl and through some research and experimentation, I have come up with the perfect solution:
Open-Faced Fried Egg Sandwich: Microwave Edition
- deli meat
- Preheat a plate in the microwave for 2 minutes
- When the plate comes out, dab a small amount of butter on the plate and let it melt
- Crack your egg on to the melted butter
- This next step is crucial: Very gently poke a hole in the yolk of your egg. Failing to do this will cause the egg to explode and it is notoriously difficult to clean up
- Microwave for 45 seconds. Continue nuking for 15 second increments until the white is set and the yolk is to your preferred consistency
- Assemble: Toast, then slice of cheese, followed by a slice of deli meat (if you so desire), and adorn with your microwave-fried egg
Pro Tip: This can all be done the night before! I very lightly butter the toast so it won’t go stale overnight and ever so slightly undercook my egg so it doesn’t get gross when I reheat it in the office the next day. Service with a coconut water and espresso latte and there’s nothing in the world that can stop you! Well, except maybe, hour 15 of a double – oooof