This impressive breakfast sandwich scales up easily for a crowd. To make it, simply layer bacon on store-bought puff pastry, bake, and top with a fried egg. A garnish of chopped fresh chives adds a bright note.
Change up your breakfast routine by layering a fresh, buttery croissant with substantial fillings. Watercress and sliced pear balance the rich flavors of the ham and Muenster cheese. This sandwich can be made ahead, wrapped in plastic, and refrigerated overnight.
To make this American classic, dip ham and Swiss cheese sandwiches in egg batter and pan-fry them. Dust the hot sandwiches with confectioners' sugar and serve with strawberry jam on the side if you like.
Perhaps it's our culture's love of convenience -- a whole meal contained in one package! -- or maybe it's simply that these handheld meals are so darn delicious, but we are currently enjoying a breakfast sandwich renaissance. Whether you prefer to use a knife and fork or just grab 'em and go, any of these creations will make getting out of bed almost a pleasure.
Check out the slideshow above to learn how to build a breakfast sandwich.