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Some of you might be thinking I’m entering into the wild, exciting new contest called “American Idol – misleading Blog Title edition”, but no, I’m not.  Currently held by Jennefer for her “The best time I’ve ever had getting spanked” post, the award is something I don’t plan on even going to try to win.  There’s just too many other folks out there who put me to shame.

No, I’m talking instead about my awesome Back to Basics Toaster & Egg Poacher appliance!


Many of you who know me know that I love me my Whataburger Taquitos.  They really make the best fast food breakfast anywhere, hands down (for non-fast-food, I have to go with Kiefer’s Cafe on Kramer and Metric here in Austin).  The taquitos are packed full of eggs, the tortillas are warm and soft, and the cheese is usually perfectly melted.  Add some of their fried potato sticks and it gives it just the right texture.  I prefer mine slammed down with a pepsi or coke to add just the right amount of throat burn and “ahhhhh” right afterwards, but milk is sometimes good too.

I probably should buy Whataburger stock based on how much I eat these taquitos.  Their corporate headquarters calls me up every time I go out of town to see if I’m ok.  The drive thru guy asked me to be his kids godfather. 

But this little toaster gives my favorite breakfast food a run for it’s money.  And, again, based on how much money I’ve given the taquito industry, that’s saying something.

First, it’s a toaster.  No biggie there.  But it’s an egg poacher too!  It really is about as simple as it can get, and a heckuva lot easier than getting in my car and driving to get one.  Literally in 5 minutes I can start, prepare, cook and begin eating a great breakfast sandwich.

It even has a little warming tray for ham, sausage, bacon or anything else you might want to heat up for your sandwich. 

The prep time is easy: get your bread or bagel (I love it on a bagel), some butter (optional), some no-stick spray, an egg and some water.  You put in enough water to make your egg perfect for you – 2 TBSP for runny (my favorite), 3 TBSP for hard or somewhere in the middle for medium.  Spray a couple sprays on the little poacher pan, put in the bread, and then start it.

The system auto-times the egg and the toast to be ready at the same time.

My perfect sandwich involves two (count ’em, 2!) slices of cheese.  I have the toast/bagel, slathered in butter, then a piece of cheese, then the egg, then some cheese on that, meat if I’m feeling like it, and then another butter-slathered toast/bagel piece on top.

With the yolk a little runny, and the cheese a little cheesey, and the butter flowing all around….. mmmmmmm.  Now that’s a good time.

The clean-up is also a lot easier than I’d thought it’d be – less than a minute, seriously.  I think my wife knew about that part ahead of time.  I think it’s why she never bought me a grill.

The little website that Back to Basics made lets you see demos, the product in action and even has a little flash game where you can make your perfect breakfast sandwich online.  Just visit and click on “Build Your Own” and you get a good idea of how easy it is to make it.

If you want hard-boiled eggs, it also has a tray where you can do 4 at a time, but I haven’t tried that.  I like hard-boiled eggs, but as soon as I see the toaster sitting there, I imagine how tasty, runny, and drippingly delicious one of those breakfast sandwiches are and I just drop everything to make one.

Lucky for me, everything’s kosher for my color diet (more about that later) because the bread is white, butter is yellow, cheese is yellow/orange and the eggs are white and yellow.  I’ve just been skipping the meat.  Lucky me!

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