So I made a new ad for Optimal Fuel recently
And it featured a handsome breakfast sandwich I made some time ago
I usually make a sandwich like this when I want something fancier than the regular eggs I have for breakfast
Since you're reading this, I figured I'd share how you can make this yourself this weekend, or the next!
And don't worry, you can work with whatever ingredients you have on hand. The one thing I can guarantee is that you'll end up with a killer breakfast.
Just do me a favor, okay?
If you give this a try and you absolutely love it, reply to this email with a picture (or two), of what you've made. I'd be stoked to see it 🥂
Okay, now let's get into it
The sandwich in the picture was made with a sourdough baguette, and personally, those are my favorite when it comes to making sandwiches like this
It massively helps in creating the type of sandwiches Subway only dreams they sold
But don't worry. If you don't have a sourdough baguette, just use something long like a vienna and cut transversely.
No matter what bread you choose, it's crucial you get a good toast, and to toast it at the right time.
You want to bite into that CRUNCH
And it's not going to happen if you toast it too early... or too late
So it's best to do it last
In the picture, I filled the sandwich with thin slices of beef tenderloin, 2 fried eggs, and caramelized onions. There was also some gouda on the eggs.
You can mess around with anything you want here — from roast chicken, wild-caught smoked salmon... it's really up to you!
See what you have in the refrigerator
What you want to nail here is the CONTRAST in textures
You want the softness of the tenderloin and its richness to juxtapose the crunchiness of the egg white. The crust of sourdough to pair with the custardy yolk that breaks on your first bite.
It's all about creating a symphony of flavors
If you need some help with the specifics, check these out:
Here's the sequence of events:
- Cook the tenderloin
- Caramelize onions, fry the egg (while the tenderloin rests)
- Slice the tenderloin
- Toast the bread (get it CRISPY)
- Optional: add some aioli or mayo
- Layer on the tenderloin, onions, and eggs
- Top with the other half of the baguette, cut it in half, and dig in!
Bon Appetit 🥖