The Breakfast Sandwich.
Now this is what I’m talking about when they say you have to eat color.
Look at all that color!
Can my breakfast win?
See also: why can’t it still be Sunday because I don’t know who is making this kind of sandwich on a Monday. Real life.
Eddie and I go through big sandwich-for-breakfast phases, at least once or twice a year. Always in the summer, usually after a vacation when we’ve ordered breakfast out on the go, at a little café that we don’t have anywhere near us regularly. And then again, in the winter, when we need something to hold us over until big holiday parties that night and probably something strong enough to keep us away from the cookie tins.
I know you get me.
And I always want to one-up Eddie’s breakfast sandwich (since that’s what marriage is all about, clearly) but guess what? Now he likes (possibly loves?) spinach. Like a whole bunch. He’s drank (drunk?) more smoothies in the last two months than I have all year.
I’ll stop carrying on conversation (with myself) in parentheses now. (I think.)
But that brings me to THIS:
It is 100% breakfast sandwich season. Again.
And what does that mean exactly?
So, since we’re coming up on the holidays. The season of the mall smelling like those cinnamon crusted almonds (that are wildly addicting, amirite?), the time when everybody in your facebook timelime is complaining about the stores having out Christmas decorations while they secretly sit behind their screen blasting the NSYNC Christmas album.
It’s the best one there is, after all.
But! There also may be some people staying at your house, some holiday company. And while you could totally be like my family and make those cinnamon orange rolls out of a can (pretty sure my mom still makes them on Christmas morning), you could also be super fancy and impress them with a breakfast sandwich that looks like it took forever to make. Not forever ever, but just one ever.
There are a few steps, though if you prepare the night before, you’re golden.
You just have to wilt some spinach, blend some sun dried tomatoes (can totally be done a day or two ahead of time) and cook an egg or two. Or three or four.
Especially if I’m coming over.
It’s so much better than serving someone an English muffin with a slice of paper cheese (do you know what that is?) and some scrambled eggs. And maybe bacon. This is legit sandwich.
All that’s missing is your mimosa! (Get it get it)
The Breakfast Sandwich
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 6 cups baby spinach
- 2 garlic cloves
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 (6-ounce) jar sun dried tomatoes in oil
- 4 ounces white cheddar cheese
- 2 ciabatta or brioche buns
- 1 avocado, thinly sliced
- 4 thin slices of prosciutto
- 2 eggs, poached or fried
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Stir in the spinach and garlic and cook until the greens have wilted. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside.
- Pour the jar of tomatoes (and oil) into a food processor and blend until you have a spread. Spoon the spread into a bowl.
- Preheat the broiler on your over to high. Place the cheddar slices on both sides of the buns and stick them on a baking sheet, cheddar side up. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes, just until the cheese is bubbly and melted. Remove the buns and immediately being building your sandwich: spread the sun dried tomato spread on top of the cheese, top with the spinach, followed by the avocado slices, prosciutto slices and an egg or two, cooked to your liking.
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I’ll gladly have take-out coffee with this though.
68 Comments on “The Breakfast Sandwich.”
That is the most beautiful thing on this planet! I’m drooling over here! :)
To answer your question about who is making this on a Monday, well that would be me! For dinner!
This is epic. Like the day I discovered that they make toilet paper without rolls. More planet friendly! No roll to dispose of. And now you’re telling me that there are breakfast sandwiches with prosciutto on them? Smashing.
Wow! This is really great. I would like to spend my next 25 min for sandwich.
Prosciutto and white cheddar and poached eggs? I’d eat this sandwich every meal of every day!
This Monday morning totally needs THIS breakfast sandwich.
I need to make this breakfast sandwich ASAP! SO many delicious flavors in one recipe!
This is everything I want right now. Omg. Love the sundried tomato/egg combo! I can seriously eat eggs every single day and never get sick of them. Need to make this!!
Girl, you are killing me right now! My oatmeal is looking so sad!! I NEED this sandwich!
Breakfast win 100%.
Cinnamon crusted almonds and NSYNC Christmas album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yesyesyesyesyseysesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes!!!
You are completely channeling me this morning Jessica! Both are holiday FAVES!!! And I might be over 40 so I might usually like to keep the whole NSYNC thing on the DL BUT I feel a little bit better about it whenever I run into a fellow fan. I’m thinking that those two things need to be included when the decorating starts this year. You know, have a nutty, NSYNC decorating party!!!!!
Yum! I love breakfast sandwiches and that runny yolk is making my mouth water!
when does the spinach come in during assembly??
oops! i put it on after the sun dried tomato spread. fixed it, thanks!
Paper Cheese is the best kind of cheese.
Wow, that looks incredible! Def making this ASAP!
Woah, this is a seriously epic sandwich. I just ate breakfast but I wish I’d eaten this instead! Also, I think i have to check out that NSYNC Christmas album now!
oh it’s one big playlist of nostalgia!
I love me a breakfast sandwich! : ) This one is a doozy! It is outrageous…outrageous wonderful! It made me smile this morning, thank you.
Oh WOW. What a sandwich!! I definitely regret my under ripe banana I had for breakfast this morning. I need to upgrade ASAP.
Omg, I’m living for that drippy egg yolk.
This is the breakfast sandwich to end all breakfast sandwiches. What a thing of beauty! Definitely making it next Monday (my day off!) along with a bubbly Peach bellini.
peach bellini! YES!
Well excuse me while I go and buy up all of the sundried tomatoes – that is one HELL of a sandwich (making bust out all caps – the excitement! ) :)
Asmaa || AsmaaWrites
These breakfast sandwiches look phenomenal! You did an incredibly great job!
This looks too good to be true!! Amazing! x
a life of a charlotte
That top picture is a work of art! That drippy yolk though…mmm. I think that is perfect for a weeknight brinner.
That looks incredible! Yum!
OMG Yummmmm :) Wow this looks mouthwatering delicious!!! I don’t think I could hold it in one piece! I just recently did a Breakfast recipe with avocados and I loved it so much! Is a great start in the morning :) Love your Photography!
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girrrrl YES. mama likes what she sees.
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WOW – this is the breakfast sandwich of my dreams! :)
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Holy cow that looks beyond amazing! What a massively perfect meal for weekend mornings, or weekdays too ;)
Is ‘paper cheese’ what I would call ‘wrapper cheese’ (aka Kraft Singles)? Also, yes to nsync.
To be quit frank my first reaction was one of both aw and nausea. I really wasn’t sure how to take that main photo at first it was kind of owe then the hungry side of me took over and nothing short of decadence to the max came to mind. Now on a closer look your right color overload and if you want a balanced morning starter you covered almost every food group imaginable. If I could get my mouth around it I might be in luck I think this one gets relegated to the guys of the house size wise. I admire the thought that went into this recipe and I have always admired bloggers that break their recipes down into pieces photo wise it makes for such an interesting story. If this recipe doesn’t inspire others I don’t know what will nice job.
Thanks for sharing,
OMG!! That’s all I got!
I know this is supposed to be a breakfast sandwich, but it would totally pass as a dinner in my house. It looks delicious!
Wow that looks utterly decadent and delicious!
Ohh my gosh that looks beyond incredible
Alyssa | Glitter and Grey
OMG. As someone who ALWAYS has to have her mouth COMPLETELY clean/wiped off when she eats, the pics of the finished sandwich are driving me nuts!!!! It sounds really delicious, but there’s no way I could even pick it up without wincing!
Holy deliciousness! Forget breakfast, this will be dinner tonight! :)
This breakfast sandwich is a thing of beauty!
This is my kind of breakfast sandwich, OMG that drippy yolk!!. So funny, but my husband and I, actually go through Big sandwich-for-breakfast phases, as well. Usually during summer time (when we are at parks or on vaca) and during holidays (xmas craziness). I make a very similar version, changing it up depending what I have in stock, so good. Will try your version this weekend.
YUM! These breakfast sandwiches look fantastic. I literally want to take a bite of that sandwich, the drippy yolk is mouthwatering! :)
Mmmm that sandwich looks super delicious!!
That sandwich. Whoa. N’Sync Christmas Album. On point. Best ever created.
All the colors! All the flavors! This is how I wish I could start every day.
Imma let you finish but I think Hanson had one of the greatest Christmas albums of all time!
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Look way too messy and way too big. Who could eat that??