Monday, August 17, 2009


What is that old saying..."necessity is the mother of invention"? Well, necessity was the origin of this simple breakfast sandwich over the weekend. Hubby and I had a leisurely late morning breakfast planned when he received an unexpected phone call and had to meet a client right away. As luck would have it, I already had some potatoes and bacon fried up, so I mixed them into a couple of scrambled eggs, along with some cheese and morphed it all into a grilled sandwich that he could take with him.

1 small potato chopped fairly small (skins on)
3 slices of bacon diced
2 eggs
salt and pepper
2 slices of favorite cheese
2 slices of bread

Fry the bacon first, until it is crispy; drain it on paper towels. Pour the bacon fat out of the pan, but leave just a very thin skim of fat in the pan to fry the potatoes in. Fry the potatoes (make sure they are chopped very small) and drain on paper towels. Wipe the pan out; return the potatoes, crumbled bacon and two large eggs to the pan. Stir everything together, add salt and pepper; cook until soft set (leave the egg-bacon-potato mixture as flat and thin as possible).

Put the egg mixture and cheese slices in between two slices of bread. Butter the outside of the bead and grill like you would any other grilled sandwich.

To make the story short...breakfast interruption was avoided and Hubby was able to take his breakfast with him. He said it tasted great and stayed hot for a long time.

NOTE: Makes two hearty sandwiches.


Judy said...

I've done that a few times myself, Coleen. My hubby eats on the fly at times and I wonder how his digestive system can tolerate it. I've never put the potatoes in the sandwich though. Great idea.

Debbie said...

Looks like a tasty, hearty breakfast. So good with some hot coffee!

Monica H said...

groan! I heart breakfast sandwiches- they're just so good!

Nice improvisation!

Ingrid said...

Mmm, I'll take one hold the cheese!

Krystal said...

that sounds so good! usually we wrap ours up in a tortilla, but I like the bread idea better

Katy ~ said...

LOL, Coleen, I made a similar breakfast sandwich this weekend, but left out the potatoes (if I had some leftover, they definitely would have gone into the sandwich though). Wonderful, hearty sandwich!!

betty r said...

This is a great breakfast sandwich..I'll add some green pepper and a little hot sauce!

Leslie said...

Love the throw together breakfast!!!YUM

girlichef said...

Lucky Hubby!!! This looks super :D

Heidi said...

My family will love this! Thanks Coleen :)

Cristine said...

What a great looking sandwich! YUM!