Living a gluten free lifestyle isn’t an easy thing. Reading labels, knowing your brands and watching for cross contamination can be painstaking and time consuming. But what if you are a GLUTEN-LOVER living in house with a gluten free eater? In my house there are five us and I am the only one (so far! FINGERS CROSSED) who suffers from Celiac disease, thus is forced to live a gluten free lifestyle. The rest of my family are healthy and can eat whatever they want. Due to time constraints, fear of cross contamination and me being the cook, my family is forced to eat gluten free meals.
Mommy’s job has her up and out of the house before the sun is up! As a result, Daddy is in charge of breakfast. With no worries of allergies or cross contamination, my family is free to eat whatever they want! Cereal to pancakes to whole wheat bread is fair game to all.
One of Daddy’s favourite breakfast meals is an Egg sandwich. With three children to get up, dressed, fed and on the bus plus himself ready for work, Daddy doesn’t have much spare time to prepare it…until now.
HAMILTON DUO SANDWICH MAKER
Hamilton Beach Canada knows that fall is a busy time for families. With this in mind, they created a line up of small appliances to help create delicious, quick meals in a snap. One of these products is the Duo Sandwich Maker. This sandwich maker makes two sandwich is under 5 minutes! Your kids can start their day with a hearty breakfast that is topped with their favourite ingredients!
Eggs are usually reserved for big breakfasts on Sunday, so the boys were thrilled to have eggs on a school day. Daddy loved how convenient and easy it was to use. He was able to heat up the machine while preparing lunches, add his favourite ingredients without the use of a prep bowl and the count down timer allowed him focus on getting the kids ready for school without worry about being overcooked or burnt. Once you plug the machine it, it takes 5 minutes to eat up. This is a great time to prep your ingredients. When the green preheated light comes on, add your bread, cheese, meat, veggies and eggs then close the machine and set the timer. You can make one or two sandwiches at a time. When the timer is done it will beep and your breakfast is ready. These breakfast sandwiches are awesome. The muffin is crispy on the outside, the egg is cooked to perfection. the meat and vegetables are warmed throughout and the cheese is melted. It was quick and easy allowing Daddy to have a hardy breakfast before work. Ham and cheese or veggie delight! The options are endless!!
I love how easy it is to clean up! Simply slide the rings out and wipe down. All removable parts are dishwasher safe!
We did come across a few hurdles which were easily rectified with trial and error:
1. Egg sticking to plates – Simply spraying with olive oil before use allows the eggs slide out when cooked.
2. Egg sliding around sandwich – When you add cheese, it is suppose to go between egg and meat. This causes it move all around. By placing cheese directly on bread, it sticks better together.
3. No English muffins. No problem! Use any type of bread, waffle or pancake and use the egg section as a cookie cutter!
GERMAN BREAKFAST SANDWICH
- 2 English Muffins
- 2 Eggs
- 2 slices of cheese
- 2 pieces of German sausage
- , Preheat Hamilton Beach Canada’s duo Sandwich Maker
- Cut English Muffins in half
- Place English Muffins in head sandwich maker. Add Cheese and meat.
- Close egg plate. Crack eggs, break yolk and add seasoning.
- Top with English Muffin
- Set timer for 4 minutes.