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If a fast food breakfast sandwich like Burger King’s Croissan’wich is your idea of a dream meal, you’ve come to the right place. Toasted buttery croissant, spongy eggs, American cheese oozing all over—what could be better? In my opinion, one thing: making a DIY copycat version. While restaurants tend to make better-tasting versions of dishes, in the case of the Croissan’wich, making a copycat is optimal. For one, you get to select your own croissant. Instead of settling for a fast food spot’s sorry excuse for a pastry, you can stroll into your local bakery and get the good stuff. Two, you can use whatever breakfast meat you’re feeling: veggie bacon, homemade turkey sausage, leftover chorizo—the choice is yours. You can even get fancy with the cheese if you like, though personally I think there’s something comforting about American cheese on a breakfast sandwich.

Cook a thin sausage patty, a few pieces of bacon, a piece of breakfast ham, or whatever meat (or non-meat) you desire in your preferred method. When the meat is cooked, turn it out onto a plate.

Slice a large croissant in half and toast it cut-side down in a 300ºF oven or in a pan. Set aside on a plate.

Next, you’ll make bodega-style folded eggs: Whisk together 2 eggs with a splash of milk or water, and a bit of salt. Heat a large nonstick pan over medium and drop in a knob of butter. When the butter has melted, pour the egg mixture into the pan, tipping the pan around to make a thin layer. Let the eggs cook for about 1 minute. Use a spatula to fold the eggs in half, and then again, until you’ve made a folded egg mass. Press down on the eggs if they seem like they’re unfolding.

Slide the egg onto half of the toasted croissant, then add the cooked sausage, bacon, or ham. Place a slice of American cheese over the meat, and lay the other croissant half on top. Dive right into the sandwich, or swipe it through some of your preferred condiments first. Y’know, have it your way.