The 10-Minute Power Breakfast

Quick Breakfast

 The 10-minute power breakfast

The Basics:

Cook time: officially, 10 minutes.
Serves: 1

The Goods:

  • 2 eggs or egg whites
  • 1 slice of wheat
  • 1 slice of ham/bacon/canadian bacon
  • 1 slice of your favorite cheese
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 2-3 leaves of fresh basil (chopped)
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • Dash of crushed red pepper
  • S & P to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

The Steps:

  1. Pre-heat a medium-sized saute pan, and add a tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Place the ham on the pan and begin toasting the bread. Brown the ham, then flip it after 2 minutes.
  3. Lay the cheese on top of the ham, and allow the cheese to melt for 2 minutes.
  4. After the cheese has melted, carefully lift the cheese and ham together and place it on the toasted bread.
  5. Now add olive oil and two eggs to the empty pan.
  6. Sprinkle the basil, garlic, salt and pepper to the eggs.
  7. Tap the egg yolks with the egg of your spatula, and allow them to cook through.
  8. Place the eggs on the top of the stack.
  9. Optional: toss some spinach into the pan and drizzle some olive oil, and add a dash of salt, pepper, and garlic to the spinach. Allow the spinach to wilt and turn a darker green. Top the stack with your sauteed spinach.
  10. Crucial finishing note: Place your croque-madame onto the pan to add a final crispy sear to the bottom of the toast, and re-warms the entire dish. Turn the heat to high heat for 2-3 minutes, and check the bottom for browning. Then, serve when desired shade of brown is reached.
Toast and cook the ham.

 Toast and cook the ham.

Eggs and Spinach, reheat and check for browning under toast.

 Eggs and Spinach, reheat and check for browning under toast.

Quick Breakfast

 The 10-minute power breakfast

Full Sequence

 Full Sequence

Tasting Notes:

  1. Add Tabasco sauce for a kick.
  2. Use a good olive oil or truffle oil to finish the dish.
  3. Try using bacon or Canadian bacon instead of ham.
  4. Using egg whites cuts 14 grams of fat out of the 10-minute power breakfast!
  5. After toasting, lay the toast on a paper towel to avoid moisture collecting under the toasted bread while you assemble the rest of the sandiwich. This prevents the toast from becoming soggy.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 430
Fat: 20g
Carbs: 22g
Protein: 28g

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