Welcome to the latest installment of a weekly contribution to the site by my husband, Thomas: Chasing Rabbits. In case you missed the first one, why Chasing Rabbits? My husband will be the first to admit that his thought process can be a bit…er…random. He starts in one spot, chases after some rabbits, sometimes all the way down the rabbit hole and back, but it
mostly usually always ends in a great place. But don’t take my word for it…
How to heat up the perfect breakfast biscuit sandwich
I happen to be a big fan of Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches. I love them, and true love lasts a lifetime. I am not, however, a fan of the way the biscuits turn out when following their on-box directions. The biscuit gets hard, and the center stays cold.
If you actually wanted to heat the sandwich all the way through, you need to set it on fire and wait for a while as it cools down. But there is a better way! There is a way to heat up your biscuit where the biscuit stays flaky and moist, and the inside is evenly heated. True story.
Step 1) Open package and remove egg. Place egg on a full size paper towel (half folded).
Step 2) Microwave egg on high for 15 seconds.
Step 3) While egg is heating up, trim cheese to make sure it does not hang over the sides of the biscuit.
Step 4) Lay your biscuits open side up on edge of paper towel (unfolded). On top of biscuit half, place the cheese followed by the egg. Place your sausage / bacon / ham on the bottom half.
Step 5) Fold the paper towel around the biscuit two times and the paper towel will be closed by the weight of the biscuit. The two biscuit halves should still be side by side.
Step 6) Heat for 55 seconds on high. (make sure to put the paper towel in microwave biscuit side down)
Step 7) Unwrap, reassemble sandwich, enjoy! Om nom nom.
Why I do it this way:
I microwave the egg a little at the beginning to make sure it gets thoroughly heated. You do not want the egg warm, just unfrozen.
The cheese definitely completes the sandwich, but you don’t want it to bubble over the sides of the biscuit. When the cheese does spill over, it will harden the biscuit and make your breakfast experience a little sadder. If you love the cheese as we do, you could even put your cheese clippings back on top of your cheese slice to avoid waste.
The two halves of the biscuit are separated to ensure the meat, cheese and egg are heated evenly. Also, by doing it this way you are helping the biscuits stay soft and making the sausage a little bit better (if you eat the sausage kind as I do). On the sausage side the grease is soaking into the biscuit the way it was intended, but on top of the sausage the paper towel is absorbing any unwanted grease. This is how I justify eating them. It is healthy now!
I tried a lot of different methods before I perfected this. My old go-to-method was the well known “dampen the paper towel, wrap the biscuit, and heat” way. It was too inconsistent for me. Super hot biscuits, cold egg, wrinkled biscuits, hard biscuits. But not any more!
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That, my friends, is our version of cooking here at Home on Deranged. You thought I was kidding about it all this time, didn’t you? Have any special tips for how to heat up a meal from its frozen form? Share your hints, tips and/or advice in the comments, because clearly we need all the help we can get.