Back to Basics Egg & Muffin Toaster I was reading on the Cigar Jack’s Website about the Egg and Muffin Toaster gadget, and thinking, wow, that is a waste of money. It is actually quite easy to make one of those perfectly round eggs that are just the right size for an english muffin; here’s how.

First, find a can. I started with a can of beans, but later had a can of tuna that works better. It has the circumference of a bagel, was much shorter than the bean can, and did not have that rounded bottom that makes it very difficult to cut it off. Find yourself a can of this sort, and cut both the top and bottom off, being careful not to leave any jagged edges (which can easily be filed off).

To cook the egg, grease the inside of the can and your frying pan. Put the can on the pan, break the egg in the can, make sure the heat is on. Very simple.

Once the bottom of the egg is cooked, I will seperate the sides of the egg from the can and pull the can off. Next I will flip the egg and cook the other side. I generally take this opportunity to start toasting my english muffin, and will put mushrooms or bacon and cheese or some onion and pepper on the egg; I find putting the cheese over the other items you put on the egg is a great way to keep it all together when transferring to your english muffin.

Once everything is cooked and toasted, you can butter (or not) your english muffin and throw it together as a sandwich. You turned a 50¢ can of tuna and a normal toaster and frying pan into doing the same thing as a $50 machine that takes up far more space than it needs to.

I eat eggs 3 to 6 times a week. On days that I lift weights, I usually eat a second breakfast about a half hour after I finish working out that consists of two eggs, two sausage patties, and two slices of cheese on an english muffin. It is a great breakfast or snack item, although I recommend one egg if you are eating it as a snack.