Update and Redux: C – I was so surprised at how good this sandwich was the first time I tried it. It’s such a simple sandwich that’s packed full of flavor. Oh and did I mention it’s vegetarian. We had to share this recipe with you again.
C – This is not your fast-food breakfast sandwich.
When I think of a breakfast sandwich, I think of a fast food chain’s breakfast sandwich. The ones with awful English muffin bread, a circular-shaped egg that probably came from a carton and a round sausage patty smothered in cheese.
Those things are a 500 to 700 calorie disaster.
When Jim and I went to Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, I didn’t expect anything like that for brunch. Thank goodness there wasn’t. There was something a lot better.
This sandwich! A sandwich so good I had to recreate it. A vegetarian sandwich at that. No pink slime in this sandwich. Just the freshest bits of everything.
Fresh baked bread that was perfectly toasted. A sunny-side-up egg with sautéed greens. It was so wonderful, I had to be mindful and remember what was in it. I really wanted to make it when I got back to the Be Mindful. Be Human. kitchen.
It’s such an easy sandwich to make. So delicious. It was so good that I had to make a whole week of breakfast dishes after this one.
|Breakfast Week: Breakfast Sandwich|
- 2 herb slab focaccia bread slices, about 2½ inches wide, split horizontally.
- ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 to 3 Tbsp grapeseed oil
- 1 cup New Zealand spinach in bite-sized peices
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp goat cheese for each sandwich, more if desired
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix onions, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
- Place oil in a medium sauce pan. Once warm, add spinach, salt and pepper. Saute for 1 minute until slightly wilted. Remove from pan. Set aside.
- Fry eggs, sunny side up. (Remember not to cover the eggs with a lid. Just spoon oil over the eggs until desired doneness).
- Lightly brush the bread with oil on the inside. Toast while eggs are cooking.
- Spread goat cheese on one half of the toast.
- Top with pickled onions.
- Top with wilted spinach.
- Top with egg and sprinkle some salt and pepper.
- Top with other slice of toast.
Yeah, I am usually lazy about making breakfast. So, making breakfast everyday for a week will be interesting.
Hope you enjoy breakfast week as much as we did.