Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Breakfast Panini with Bacon

8 slices honey wheat sandwich bread ($.10)
6 slices of bacon, cut in half ($.30)
1/2 C. shredded munster cheese ($.25)
4 eggs ($.40)
2 egg whites ($.20)
salt and pepper ($.05)
3 T. butter, melted ($.20)

In a medium mixing bowl, scramble eggs and egg whites. Melt 1 T. of butter in a medium nonstick pan. Coat pan thoroughly and add egg mixture. Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Cook over medium-low, flip egg mixture once bottom is fully set. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes. Cut egg mxiture into 4 squares.

Cook bacon over medium heat to desired crispness.

Melt butter and brush one side of each slice of bread.

Heat a griddle pan and place bread, buttered side down, top with one egg square, 1/8 C. cheese, 3 bacon halves, and additional slice of bread - buttered side up. Grill for 2-4 minutes per side, until bread is lightly golden and cheese is melted.

Cut in half diagonally and serve with fruit and juice.

Yields = 8 sandwich halves (4 full sandwiches)
Cost: $1.50
Cost per sandwich: $.43

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