Freezer-friendly, Make-ahead Breakfast Sandwiches for the Whole Family
I don't think it's too extreme to say that this whole concept of freezable breakfast sandwiches has changed my world. Or at least my mornings. Definitely my mornings. Suffice it to say, they are amazing. And kids love them, too. If you love eggs in the morning, often buy breakfast on the way to work, wouldn't mind saving a few bucks, or all of the above, then boy oh boy, freezer-friendly breakfast sandwiches are about to make you very happy. Make a big batch ahead of time and feed your family quickly and easily all week long. No more rushing to get your hair dried while pouring sugar-laden cereal (or potato chips, if I’m being honest) into a kid-sized bowl. No more hurrying everyone up over and over just to get out the door for work and school, feeling like you’ve already had a full day of parenting before the work day even begins.
Here's what to do:
Cooking the Eggs
There are a few different ways you can approach the eggs for these sandwiches, but the easiest method by far is to bake a giant pan of eggs in the oven in a large sheet pan. That way, you can simply cut portions of eggs for your sandwiches. Just whisk the eggs with milk, pour them in a casserole dish, and bake for about a half an hour. This gives you time to assemble everything else for the sandwiches, and you can even bake bacon or sausages in the oven at the same time. You can also make perfectly-shaped egg rounds using a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass that's about the same size as your English muffins. It's super easy, and the egg rounds fit perfectly on the sandwiches.
The sky's the limit! English muffins are a classic here, especially if you brush a little melted butter on them during assembly, but tortillas (for breakfast burritos), toast, and even biscuits work well too!
Again, the world is really your oyster here (though I don’t suggest oysters in freezable breakfast sandwiches). Cheese is always lovely. Sausages and bacon are, too. Sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions, grilled asparagus from last night’s supper--all work well! Just add whatever your family likes best, but make sure to pre-cook any elements that need it. Don’t forget the hot sauce.
Assembly and Freezing
Once your breakfast sandwiches are assembled, simply wrap them in a square of tin foil, use a marker to indicate what’s inside, and throw them all into a large Ziploc freezer bag. Store for up to a month.
Reheating the Sandwiches
You may be skeptical about how these sandwiches reheat, and I understand that. Admittedly, they aren't as good as if you'd made everything fresh that morning, but for a make-ahead sandwich that can go from freezer to microwave to breakfast table in about a minute, I have to give these two thumbs up. The eggs are soft and eggy, the cheese is melty, the bacon is chewy and crunchy. The whole thing works. Simply unwrap the frozen sandwich and place on a microwave-safe plate lined with a paper towel (the towel helps absorb some of the melting ice so the bread doesn't get soggy). Heat at full power for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the egg is warmed through.