Barnyard Bonanza Sammich (SBQ, Ep. 5)

Chicken eggs, bovine cheese, hog sausage, whole wheat bagels...this is the ultimate rancher's breakfast.  Once your breakfast sausage is made up (recipe in the "Seas'nins" section of this website, under "Cooking") or bought if you're a lazy fuck, you only need a few minutes to construct your sammie.  Make sure you check out "Star-B-Q, Ep. 5" to get the full scoop from Fode, Beed, and guest Ben Quadinaros!

What you will need:

  • Any variety of bagel (we used Pepperidge Farm's Bagel Thins, everything-flavor)
  • About 6 oz. (1/3-lb.) of Fode's Original Breakfast Sausage (per sammie)
  • Cooper-brand Sharp American Cheese, usually found in the grocer's deli
  • 1 Large Egg (per sammie)
  • A stainless steel OR cast iron skillet w/ lid

How you do it:

  1. Put your skillet on the stove and crank it to mid-high, then let it heat up completely.  When you sprinkle a few drops of water onto the cook surface, it should take no time to sizzle off and evaporate.
  2. Roll a portion of sausage into a meatball, then literally slap it onto your skillet so it flattens a little, then flatten it a bit more with your spatula or fingers so it's close to the diameter of your bagel, but still pretty thick.
  3. Using the back of a large spoon, create a "bowl" in the middle of the sausage patty, about halfway-deep into the actual meat, with surrounding "buffer meat" to act as the bowl's upper rim.
  4. Once the bottom of the patty has begun to crisp together and turn golden brown, crack your egg into the "bowl" on your sausage patty.  try to keep the whole egg contained within the bowl.  If you prefer a runny yolk, do nothing more to the egg.  If you like a cooked yolk, just slightly break the yolk's surface with a fork or knife-point while keeping it in the sausage bowl.
  5. Throw your bagels into the toaster and drop them for your desired darkness.
  6. Cover your skillet with a glass top to aid in the "poaching" of your egg.  The patty should visibly be cooking through, and the egg should be turning white steadily.  Be patient, but keep an eye on it.
  7. About 1 minute before removing your sausage-egg, uncover the skillet and lay a slice or two of cheese over the egg.  It should melt quickly, but use the cover again if needed to aid melting.
  8. Take that beautiful barnyard orgy-pie off the skillet, and lay it on your bagel.  BRUNCH IS SERVED, Mo'fucka!