Today I have a guest blogger, my Momma! You are not going to want to miss this magical breakfast brie concoction she has for you. I will be helping her along with this post as she has never done this before! It was so funny because when I told her about my blog she immediately said, “Ooooh you can put my Brie Sandwich on there!” I said, “You can be my first guest blogger and do it with me!” I am excited to share this, but at the same time, if we were to ever open a restaurant, this would be on it! Oh well, haha! Yay for Momma Michelle. I’m posting a pic of her, she just doesn’t know it yet because I am adding it in now while I edit the post, hehe! But actually, if you guest post, I will always request a pic…I just happened to of had this one of my momma:
I am Michelle, Coco’s mom. I’ve called her Coco since she was born (I secretly wanted to name her that, after none other than Coco Chanel, however, I think having it as a nickname works just as well). I think it is great she is using it as her blog name.
So, I channeled my inner Julia Child with this recipe because it calls for Brie! That woman loved her cheeses, especially Brie. That soft, yummy, cheese that you should only eat once a year…right? Wrong! Twice a year- once over the holidays- you know, the traditional brie wrapped in a pastry topped with a jam and nuts? And second, as a delicious breakfat or brunch sandwich! I made this up one day and gave it to my girls and they loved it.
I am always making crazy sounding concoctions that people (ah-hem, Coco) would think, “What is that woman putting together now-and why did she just add that to a sandwich?” But you know what? 99% of the time, it works! Things like: coconut rice, jalepenos and shrimp and also champagne and brocolli- but those will be for more posts (if Courtney let’s me back on here). I probably get the whole, “throwing things together” bit from my dad, Poppa, as everyone calls him. My mom, Nana, as she is known, will make him pasta with a red sauce that will be yummy already, but he will always come behind her when he thinks she is done and throw all kinds of seasonings in it, it’s kind of funny, actually, because after that, everyone else will eat it but her… I think it’s just because he messed with her cooking, but hey, what can you do?
So, on to the reason you clicked on the blog, the Brie for Breakfast Sandwich… you will need: (here is where I need help from Coco-she says I have to post it a certain way and then upload photos, so I am handing it over to her now, but if you make this sandwich, you won’t regret it)!
Ok, so mom’s right, there is a certain way I like to post recipes, but it is just so they don’t get lost in all of this jibber jabber. I am going to recommend making this sandwich when you have guests staying over (foodie guests, preferably, not picky ones, lol! Or at least ones that eat meat and like brie and apples). I swear I know so many picky eaters now days (I love ’em all though 😉 but I just don’t get it.
BRIE FOR BREAKFAST (or BRUNCH) SANDWICH
Ingredients you will need for 1 sandwich:
1 whole English Muffin, sliced open- I prefer whole grain or wheat, but plain will work as well.
2-3 slices of Bacon- Market style or Applewood Smoked is best, but bacon is bacon is bacon, so whatever you have will work.
2 Tablespoon of Apple Butter (or however much you need to cover your muffin half).
1 egg, cooked. scrambled or fried in a pan, but NOT poached or boiled.
Brie cheese. Enough slices or spread to cover the English muffin.
Ok, so if you are like me and you freeze your English muffins, make sure they are thawed out before you start making this stuff.
If they aren’t frozen, that’s awesome! Set them aside.
Let’s begin with the bacon. My favorite way to cook bacon is the way everybody is pinning about on Pinterest- I cut the slices in half, lay it out on a cookie sheet, bake at 400° for 10 min, flip bacon slices, then cook for 3-5 more min and wallah. Just remember to set a timer and also keep an eye on it- every oven is different! This way keeps the stinky smell of cooking bacon out of the air- for the most part- but if you burn the bacon in the oven, it will take hours for the house to smell better. I recommend the market bacon from a deli/meat market, mmmmm…. Fresh Market- that store is going to break my bank, I swear.
Ok, so while the bacon is in the oven, scramble or pan fry* your egg(s) in a nonstick pan. Take off of heat and set that pan aside when eggs are almost done.
Now take bacon out of oven.
Now, turn oven to 375°.
Slice your English muffin in half. Spread apple butter on one side of the muffin. Next, place egg on the empty half of the muffin. Add bacon on top of the egg. Now lay pieces of brie on top of the bacon. Take the muffin top (haha) with the apple butter on it and place on top of the brie, bacon & egg muffin half.
Place whole sandwich on small pan and place in oven so the muffin can get crispy and the brie will melt! Watch it for doneness, but I say maybe 5 min.
Serve with fruit & coffee.
*Pan fry egg- spray cooking spray (sometimes use EEVO, but not for this recipe) in pan. Crack egg and drop into pan. Sprinkle with a little S&P. Cook til done on that side (2-3 min just under medium heat), then flip- no stirring, just flipping. Cook for another min or so. Turn off heat and you are done.
Enjoy the yumminess that is one of my favorite recipes of my mom’s!
Disclaimer: This is NOT one of those nutritional recipes, this is simply a delicious recipe to make every now and then. I do not recommend adding this to your daily or weekly diet! Even though you will probably want too, lol!