07.06 Fabulous Feasting: The Most Important Meal of the Day

 Fabulous Feasting is a monthly blog feature focusing on one woman’s quest for the most fabulous food in Seattle to feast on, from restaurants to recipes.

What did you have for breakfast? Yogurt? Fruit? Oatmeal? Grande, triple shot, soy latte? Those are (mostly) great choices, but why not try something a little more substantial that will keep you going until lunchtime, while still fabulous and worthy of a GPH girl like you? 

Just because you are in a hurry in the morning doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on style and taste when it comes to breakfast. It doesn’t have to be a big production, just get out your prettiest little plate, set out some fruit, and whip up this simple, yet satisfying, meal. Pampering yourself first before going out into the world will undoubtedly make for a much more productive day.

I found these lovely little Asiago Cheese rolls at Panera . They inspired me to create this beauty of a breakfast sandwich. Of course you could use any roll, bagel, or bread that you have on hand.   

Start with the roll, some herbs, cheese and an egg. Easy so far, right?

Heat your frying pan over medium heat, and add a small pat of butter. (Yes, I do use butter in my cooking!)

Once the butter is melted, crack open one egg into the pan.

My latest love is Secret Stash Sea Salts. Have you heard of them?  They are the most wonderful, hand made, sea salts that use local ingredients to create a variety of exquisite flavors. You can read more about them on my blog KristinPotPie. An upcoming post will be dedicated to these splendiferous salts!

I love the chorizo flavored sea salts for eggs, I put them on every kind of egg from scrambled, to over-easy, to this breakfast sandwich of course!

Once the egg has cooked up enough, flip it, and sprinkle on the chorizo sea salts.

Then add some fresh herbs to the top of the egg. I used thyme because it just smelled so good to me this morning, but you can use anything that you have in your herb garden, or that you find at the grocery store or fresh at the farmer’s market. Basil, rosemary, even mint would be great!

How pretty is that?

While your egg is cooking, slice the roll in half and toast it. Add a slice of cheese.

Gently lay the egg on top of the cheese, so that it can melt it a bit, and cover with the top half of the roll.

Or eat it open faced. In which case, you could make two sandwiches – one for your honey perhaps?

Because the point of this is really to keep it simple and versatile, mix it up, use whatever you have on hand. Here are some ideas of other ingredients you could use.

I don’t usually put meat on this sandwich because of the Chorizo Sea Salts, but you could – any of these would be yummy:

  • Prosciutto
  • Honey Ham or Canadian Bacon
  • Crumbled or Sliced  Bacon
  • Crumbled Sausage

Some other cheeses for you to consider instead of Cheddar:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Chevre
  • Provolone
  • Parmesan
  • Swiss or Gruyere

And other items that would make a nice addition to this sandwich:

  • Fresh Sliced Tomato
  • Fresh Spinach
  • Red Onion
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Sun Dried Tomatoes

What’s going on your breakfast sandwich?

 

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Kristin Price

Kristin writes the monthly blog feature Fabulous Feasting, one woman's quest for the most fabulous food in Seattle to feast on, from restaurants to recipes. Kristin is a marketing and event professional whose favorite pastimes involve food, writing and connecting with her community. She connects with people daily on Twitter as @Seattle_Events, where as a Seattle native she is well equipped to dish up all the must-see and do around the city. You can also find Seattle Events on Facebook. Kristin also writes the blog KristinPotPie - Filled with tasty bites of food and fun, where she shares her passion for food and events. Connect with Kristin on Twitter @Kristinpotpie.

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  1. Jess
    07.06.2010

    Looks tasty! I personally like the lower calorie option of Thomas’ Whole What English Muffin. They are only 130 calories (vs. the 330 in the Asiago Bagel) and high in protein and fiber! Talk about an even better way to start the day. :)

    Thanks for the suggestion! Looks delish.

  2. Kristin Price
    07.06.2010

    Thanks for reading Jess! Love the idea of the low-cal option with whole wheat english muffin. Fiber is oh so important!

  3. Janna
    07.06.2010

    Gorgeous Kristin! I love the open-faced photo, with the bun resting on top.

    Thank you, now I know what’s for breakfast tomorrow.

  4. Janna
    07.06.2010

    Brilliant idea, Kristin! I love the open-faced photo, with the bun resting on top.

    Thank you, now I know what’s for breakfast tomorrow.

  5. Louise
    07.06.2010

    My mouth says Port Salut would be a fabulous cheese choice. I’m going to Paneras tomorrow. Thanks for a great idea!!!!

  6. Kristin Price
    07.07.2010

    That does sound like a great cheese choice Louise! Enjoy :)

  7. Kristin Price
    07.07.2010

    Thanks Janna! That was my favorite too!

  8. Tim Keehn
    07.07.2010

    Yummy!!

  9. Tim Keehn
    07.07.2010

    I’m not a girl but this looks great!

  10. Kristin Price
    07.08.2010

    Thanks Tim!

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