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Jun 20, 2009 08:48 AM

What is your Favorite Breakfast Sandwich?

As I sit here digging into my delicious bacon, egg, and cheese on an everything bagel, I can't help but wonder what the rest of you Chowhounds enjoy as a breakfast sandwich.

If I had to declare a favorite I think it would be Taylor Ham, egg, and cheese on a hard roll - or maybe a Monte Cristo - or possibly this concoction that my girlfriend makes with eggs (cooked in a rosemary oil), spinach, and colby jack served on sourdough.

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  1. I love a good egg and cheese on a bagel. Nussbaum and Wu in Morningside Heights, Manhattan makes my perfect version-- the eggs are cooked so that it's like a really thin omelette folded over and a over, the cheese is extremely gooey and artificial, and the bagel is chewy and just slightly toasted.

    No other food makes me happier!

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    1. re: qwertyu

      There's something about that thin omlette style of eggs on the sandwich. There's a local place here that then wraps the cheese and chopped up bacon inside the "omlette". Perfectly portable.

      1. re: qwertyu

        Yep, me too. Occasionally I prefer an English muffin, but the basic egg and cheese on a bagel, with a strong cup of black coffee on the side, is morning perfection.

      2. Bagel with cream cheese, bacon and avocado.

        1. For me, probably a BLT. Heh, Reggie, I grew up on the Jersey shore and remember the Taylor ham & cheese (cheddar for me) on hard roll. Funny thing, I tried it again a few years ago and thought to myself: Why did I like this so much? Didn't do much for me as a 'grown-up.' Our tastes do change, it seems.

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          1. re: Val

            It's definitely more for nostalgia than the actual eating eating experience.

          2. Corned beef hash, egg and cheese (Swiss or cheddar) on a homemade hard roll at O'Rourke's Diner in Middletown, CT.

            Or for the occasional trashy treat, the sausage and cheese McGriddle at Mickey D's.

            At home, I love making cheesy eggs (cheddar) on a grilled croissant with sausage, but I make them very rarely--only because it's not exactly health food.

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            1. re: kattyeyes

              There's something about the McGriddle that does not do it for me. I think it's the fake syrup "candy" in the pancakes, but I know people who love them. If I get the urge for a Mickey D's breakfast, I get the sausage biscuit and then top it off with grape jelly.

              1. re: ReggieL.

                HA HA...the "candy" is small enough for me that I know it's there and just enjoy the artificial maple "flavor" in all its glory. Oddly enough, I always eat real VT maple syrup at home. Here's a confession for you: I have been known to lick out those little individual squares of grape jelly solo when no one is looking. Shhhh, don't tell.

                1. re: kattyeyes

                  I grew up on the fake syrup so I don't have any problems there, it's just something about it in it's fake candy form when combined with the other ingredients.

                  As far as the grape jelly goes - that's awesome. lol

            2. Mickey D's-Sausage egg McMuffin with a ton of pepper on it.

              Homemade- cheddar or queso fresco quesadilla with cilantro, chiles, and a fried egg. In fact,. I think I'll go make one right now. Thanks for the suggestion!

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              1. re: EWSflash

                Do you put the egg in the quesadilla or on top?

                1. re: ReggieL.

                  Inside. Fry it up first to your preference, then I let it sit perched on a spatula while you heat up the tortilla, then put the cheese on it until it's about melted, add the chiles, cilantro, and egg and put a little more cheese on top and fold over (or slap another griddled tortilla on top)
                  You can actually encourage the egg to make a halfmoon shape. :-()