Ree Drummond's Top Tip To Avoid Soggy Frozen Egg Sandwiches

We could all use a little help in the mornings and if that little help comes from a frozen breakfast sandwich, so be it. Whether you're a connoisseur of the frozen breakfast sandwich or you prefer to make your own, you're still getting plenty of protein in a compact and fairly balanced breakfast that's quick and satisfying. You can always pull through the drive-thru for an Egg McMuffin, but that eats up a little time and is bound to be less nutritious and higher in sodium than versions you make and freeze yourself. After all, the fast food brand's version boasts 770 milligrams of sodium, although it does pack an impressive 17 grams of protein, per McDonald's.

But what if the version you make yourself is always just a little bit lackluster? If you start every morning with soggy bread, it can be hard to get too excited about it even if you know you're packing your homemade version with good-for-you bonuses like avocado or spinach. That's where The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond comes in.

Ree Drummond's sandwich fix

Ree Drummond's got a fix to make soggy sandwiches a thing of mornings past. And what's the secret to getting the cheese perfectly melty? The Pioneer Woman recently shared some of her tips and tricks for making breakfast sandwiches in advance, and believe us, you'll wish you'd known them sooner (per Kitchn).

The secret to keeping sogginess away is to separate all the steps. First, Drummond toasts the bread in a panini press and then keeps it separate. Allow it to cool fully before assembly. Then cook the egg and butter-cooked ham and allow them to cool fully before assembly. The number one most important thing about building the perfect freeze-at-home breakfast sandwich? Don't melt your cheese before you freeze it — cheese doesn't re-melt very well. That's why it's so important to cool all the sandwich parts fully before assembly. If you want to get fancy and add some veggies, remember that the same rule of cooling first applies. It's also good to remember that avocado will become soggy as it defrosts since water in the flesh of the fruit freezes when it's frozen (per Healthline).