If you’ve ever had crunchy fried fish, then you probably know how wonderful Panko bread crumbs are . . . and what they can add to a meal. In frying up some tilapia* one night for dinner, my wife Peggy and I ran out of Panko. Looking in the cupboard I saw a bag of Corn Chex breakfast cereal and thought, “Well . . . why not?”
I crumbled up some Corn Chex and sprinkled it onto our fish before laying the fillets in the frying pan. Peggy and I enjoyed the taste and began using crumbled breakfast cereal with a number of fried meals.
All of our three children are good cooks and both Peggy and I grew up cooking. Our son Patrick, dropped off some small buns for us to eat. The next morning I used two of Patrick’s buns for my breakfast meal.
I began with a small frying pan and crumbled Corn Chex. With a handful of Corn Chex I gripped the pieces and put my fingers to work crushing and dropping the Corn Chex from the center out and then sprinkled seasoning on top of the crunchies. You can choose your own seasonings. I usually use three or four at a time.
Next I cracked open an egg. I like large eggs, but it’s a personal choice. On top of the egg I sprinkled black pepper. Again, a personal choice.
When the egg is almost done, I turn it over. The egg itself will capture the crunchies. I sometimes add a little more crumbles if possible.
Placing the fried egg on a half bun covered the entire bun plus.
I usually cut the buns in half and warm them up in a toaster oven. When the toast is done and the egg is covered with pieces of Corn Chex I collect any left-over crunchies and add them on top of the egg. I love a muffin or a biscuit that is smaller than the fried egg because it gives you more crunch . . . and sticks out where you can nibble first if you wish before taking a good sized bite.
I like jams as apposed to a single flavor jam. For this article I chose a peach jam for the muffin, with raspberry jam on top of the peach jam. You can pace yourself by nibbling back and forth from the egg sandwich to the sweet jam flavors covering the bread.
Adding the top bun and jam covered bottom buns made the meal perfect.
I like to top the breakfast dish sandwich with a nice tea. In this case, I chose a peach tea. It was yummy and tasted like “more.”