I warned you last week…about my feelings when it comes to Valentine’s Day, my affinity for the iconic heart, for the sentiment of an entire holiday built on love. I decided one heart-shaped recipe simply wasn’t enough. And so here’s another: An egg sandwich, made in a waffle iron, cut “just so”. It’s exactly the sort of breakfast to make for your loved ones (and yourself) on Friday. Valentine’s Day.
Get it into waffle iron, smash it down with the lid, and let it go crispy. Resist the temptation to eat it right then and there.
Do a little knife work. Perfection is overrated here.
Appreciate your handiwork.
Wait for the love to come right back at you.
Hang onto it. It will feed you too.
WAFFLE IRON EGG SANDWICH
1 whole grain English muffin
2 paper thin slices favorite firm cheese (I used sharp Cheddar)
5 or 6 baby spinach leaves
non-stick cooking spray
Turn on the waffle iron.
While the waffle iron heats up, softly scramble the egg until just cooked; season with salt and pepper.
Split open the English muffin and lay one slice of cheese on the bottom half. It should cover the surface of the muffin. Top with the egg, spreading it evenly over the muffin. Top with the spinach followed by the remaining slice of cheese. Cover with the remaining muffin half.
Open the waffle iron and coat it with a little non-stick cooking spray. Put the sandwich right in the center. Close the lid and latch it if possible. If not, hold it down firmly with your hand. When the muffin is crispy and brown, transfer to a cutting board.
Use a knife to trim the sandwich into the shape of a heart.
Makes one sandwich.