How to Use a Mason Jar Lid to Create the Perfect Egg Sandwich

Want to make the perfect egg for the perfect breakfast sandwich? This super easy hack from Reddit is just the trick!

Cooking eggs might be straightforward, but making the perfect breakfast sandwich is an art form. No matter how carefully you pile your cheese and sausage on an English muffin, the whole sandwich gets thrown off when you add a messy egg. We all know that eggs naturally come out sort of misshapen. Which doesn’t mean they’re not still delicious!

But if you want tomorrow’s breakfast sandwich to be perfect, we’ve got the hack for you. You can thank Reddit for waking up on the right side of the bed in the morning.

How to Get That Perfectly Round Egg

I was browsing through tips from r/foodhacks on Reddit when I found this handy trick to cook the eggs for your breakfast sandwich in a mason jar lid. This trick is so simple, I can’t believe I’ve never thought of it! I’ve got tons of extra mason jars sitting around the kitchen. While I’ve been known to try as many mason jar recipes as I can get my hands on, I can never find a good way to reuse the lids. Until now!

Mason Jar lid ring to make my egg round for my breakfast sandwich! Totally works. from r/foodhacks

Instead of just cracking your egg in a pan, you put the metal section of a mason jar lid in the pan first. Then you crack your egg straight into the opening, and voila! Your egg cooks within the mason jar lid and comes out perfectly circular.

Next, pile it all on top of your English muffin. Add some cheese and bacon, and you’ve got a breakfast sandwich that looks professional. Saturday mornings will never be the same!

Breakfast IsSo Much Easier

Not only does this hack save you time when you’re trying to get that breakfast sandwich just right, but it’s also sustainable! You can use the mason jar lid as many times as you want. And if you’re already filled up on circular egg sandwiches, try this awesome hack to make pie in a mason jar lid. (Now if only we could figure out a mason jar hack for dinner…)

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Kylee Sibilia
I am a recent graduate of Dartmouth College who studied English, creative writing, and human-centered design. I have experience with technical writing, journalism, creative writing, and project management.