John's Breakfast Sandwiches
As told by the Legend himself: ‘The first song I wrote directly inspired by Chrissy was a song called “Good Morning”, from my album Evolver. That song is not about making her a breakfast sandwich. It’s about making . . . something else. But she LOVES my breakfast sandwich. And I LOVE good mornings. So the a.m. is a wonderful time in our house. Enjoy!’
|For the sausage patties:|
|35g||finely chopped onion|
|1 tbsp||light brown sugar|
|2||cloves of garlic, minced|
|1 tbsp||vegetable oil, plus more for frying|
|1 ½ tsp||finely chopped sage|
|1 ½ tsp||red pepper flakes|
|1 ½ tsp||flaked salt|
|½ tsp||freshly ground black pepper|
|For the sandwiches:|
|flaked salt and freshly ground black pepper (optional)|
|8 slices||processed cheese|
|4||eggs, cooked sunny side up|
MAKE THE SAUSAGE PATTIES: In a large bowl, mix the pork, onion, brown sugar, garlic, vegetable oil, sage, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper with your hands until uniform (don’t, like, mash it or overmix
it – just until it’s all nicely mixed together). Form into four 4-inch round patties.
Coat a cast-iron frying pan with oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the sausage patties and fry until browned and cooked
through, about 4 minutes per side (8 minutes total). Transfer to a platter and cover to keep warm.
ASSEMBLE THE SANDWICHES: Split and toast the English muffins, then butter them. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper if you’d like. Arrange 2 slices of cheese on 4 of the muffin halves. Top
each with a sausage patty and an egg. Squirt some Sriracha on top of the eggs and top with the remaining muffin halves.