Start your morning off right
Why wait for insipid coffee and a breakfast sandwich gut-bomb to start your day off? What if I told you that after today, you’ll know how to make a perfectly fine breakfast sandwich ready by the time you finish making your coffee?
I know, you don’t have time!
I used to think the same thing. In fact, I’ll be honest – I kind of looked forward to it. The prospect of paying six dollars for the convenience is a little much, but the satisfaction of opening the wrapper and laying into the pillowy soft biscuit, the just-molten American-style cheese. It’s hard to beat.
Thing is, looking at it from a chef’s point of view, you notice that making this sandwich is nothing more than an exercise in Mise en Place. [LINK?] I watched the other day, and here is how it breaks down when an order is taken to when it arrives in my mouth:
- Order taken, presumably correct.
- Cook punches the button for the KDS to say they have started the order.
- Toaster person looks at the KDS, cuts and toasts the requisite bun.
- Once the bun is toasted, slathers margarine on both sides of the bun.
- Opens warming containers to grab egg, and sausage.
- Places sausage on bottom of the bun.
- Places egg on top of sausage.
- Places a slice of cheese on top of the egg
- Places biscuit lid on top of the cheese.
- Puts the bun in the wrapper and fold it up, ready to go.
- Cook punches the button for the KDS to “sell” the item, then hands it to me.
Another person takes care of the coffee.
So, all of this is nothing more than a series of steps, with items that are already cooked and held in the warmer.
So, let’s say that you made your own coffee at home. Could you do make this sandwich in the time it takes you to make your coffee? Could you make it healthier than the gut bomb that you get from Tim Horton’s? How about getting a little color and vegetable in there?
Presenting… The breakfast sandwich you can make while you are waiting for your coffee to brew. I challenge you… make your coffee at home, and make this at the same time. Hell, you could even make it ahead of time and nuke it, if that were the problem. Better yet, it tastes better, and won’t break the bank.