After sugar overdosing yesterday on King cake for breakfast, today my bacon craving is making me hanker for a hunk o’ breakfast meat. Upon inspection of my refrigerator and freezer, the only thing that qualifies is a frozen breakfast sandwich: a Smart Ones Canadian-Style Turkey Bacon English muffin. So I followed the directions to a T, wrapping it in a paper towel and popping it in the microwave.
Unfortunately, the result did not look like what I expected from the package’s photo. I believe the whole thing was overcooked; the turkey “bacon” had the consistency of rubber and the rest of the sandwich, old sponges.
I can’t really blame Smart Ones for this – I guess breakfast meat isn’t meant to be microwaved… it’s meant to be fried or baked to your desired level of crispiness. And not be made of turkey, but pork belly.
Oh bacon, do I miss thee. Easter seems so far away.
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Here is chef Raybuck’s suggestion: (this methodology has taken me quite some time to perfect)
I pop the whole thing in the microwave for 30-45 seconds till I can separate out the different pieces BUT the cheese hasn’t melted and made a mess everywhere. If you have cheese, egg, and meat try to separate the egg away from the cheese and meat section. The meat has a tendency to curl up on the edges if it’s cooked too much and the egg requires more cooking. 🙂 At this point, I throw just the egg back in the microwave for another 30 seconds.
Next, I take the English muffin parts OFF and pop them in the toaster. IF you have a toaster oven I would suggest putting the meat and cheese in there too. BUT not on top of the English muffins as their own individual section (so 3 things go in the toaster meat/cheese, top muffin, bottom muffin) This way your English muffin gets crunchy instead of a soggie mess. If you just have a regular old toaster you will likely have to heat the meat and cheese section another 15 seconds or so ( I throw it back on top of the egg and let ‘er rip)
Thank you Chef Raybuck! Wanna come over and make me breakfast some time? 😉