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Gourmet Breakfast Jacks


Still suffering from this here pandemic, and not having any junk food vendors to quench my cravings, I decided to make Jack In the Box Breakfast Jack's, gourmet style.  It is basically a Daycare Hot Ham & Cheese but grilled and with an egg.

Instructions:
I liked, this may seem like a HH&C with the simple addition of a fried egg, but let me assure you it is not.  In fact, it is a lot more work than a HH&C with completely different cooking instructions.

Heavily butter and grill the buns on a skillet.

One slice of American cheese, set aside to warm to room temp.

With buns grilling to a nice and dark coloring, warm the two to four slices of ham lunch meat in the microwave.  Remove meat and pat dry excess moisture.  Set aside.

To a second skillet, fry an egg to desired level of cook.  Set aside.

With buns cooked to a nice golden brown or darker (if like me) assemble sandwich: ham, cheese, egg.

Scaled for Likability: Great
When cooking the egg, do not season with salt as the meat is salty enough.  If looking for a touch of heat, add black pepper, tabasco sauce, or even cooked jalapenos.  I prefer mild or medium cheddar cheese to American slice cheese for breakfast sandwiches.  American cheese does not hold up well to the egg and becomes a gooey, almost watery mess when eating.  The only thing missing from these gourmet style Jack in the Box breakfast sandwiches were curly fries and a soda.  Delish.

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