Sunday, April 27, 2008

a sunday morning egg sandwich

i frequently wake up hungry on sunday mornings and have no idea what to eat. the leftover food from saturday night rarely piques my interest, and though i usually resort to toast with honey and butter, this sunday i knew i needed something a little more substantial.
after peering through the drawers in the fridge and the shelves in our cabinets, i had my breakfast planned out. this is simple and fast (it took less than 5 minutes) and a good use for random odds and ends left over from the week before.

2 thick slices of whole grain bread
2 slices of honey roasted turkey breast
2 large eggs
the leaves and tip of one stalk of fresh thyme
thinly sliced swiss cheese
salt and pepper
olive oil

place the bread in the toaster oven and put a slice of turkey on each piece. toast until lightly browned. remove to a plate and set aside.
meanwhile in a small pan heat about 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat and break in the two eggs, keeping them separated. salt and pepper the top of each one, and then sprinkle with the thyme. add on the cheese and let these cook until the white is set and the yolk is still runny (or to your preference).
remove and place each egg on top of each of the slices of toast with turkey. enjoy!

simple and filling, this is a great pantry raid dish. it would taste great with almost any cheese, swiss is just what i had on hand. the meat could also be just about anything, and would taste fantastic. play around with the options and have fun with themed flavors like spinach and feta for a greek flair or roasted red peppers and gouda for a more italian option. any way you make it, it's sure to please.


Stephanie said...

This egg sandwich makes my mouth water. I came across your blog through others and enjoy it. I have added it to my list of blogs I love on my fairly new blog. If you mind, let me know. If not, come visit me. I am a foodie as well and will be posting recipes daily.

On your sandwich next time, try smashing a hash brown pattie (in frozen section) on bottom of sandwich. I love potatoes on the side but it was good on the bread.

Courtney said...

Hi Stephanie!
Thanks for the compliments on the blog, I'm glad you enjoy it! I'll pop over and check yours out as well.
Ooooh, good idea on the potatoes! I'll see about adding them on next time. :)