There’s no reason to call this an ‘awesome breakfast sandwich’ when this can be as easily called an ‘awesome brunch sandwich’, and does in fact serve as a fantastic brunch idea. It’s fast, filling and satisfying. Monstrously heaped with all things good, it’s indulgent, comforting and a fantastic fuel for moments when your body craves a morning laden with carbs and greasy crisp bacon.
No excuse ever needed for gorging thyself with bread, or sandwich, and this gorgeous tower of kindly extravagance can help sort of fill the voids in your sad mundane life, or pep up an already exciting one. It’s very versatile this sandwich; it doesn’t discriminate.
if you were to edit bacon out of this picture, you’d have the ingredients for a a very veggie sandwich. There’s also mustard and mayonnaise but they’re working behind the scenes.
I used the same skillet that had the bacon cooking, and wiped out most its grease.
added an additional tablespoon of regular vegetable oil
and tipped in my colorful medley of vegetables.
a bit of salt to get them going
sweat them on medium heat, cook for about ten minutes, until there’s a visibly pleasant shrinkage of the caramelized and cooked kinds.
like so. The vegetables will be a bit watery at first, but as you keep cooking them low and slow, they will soften and become more flavourful.
Take this slow vegetable cooking time to lather bread with mayonnaise and mustard
and spread it about
now for the lovely assembly. I have lined a baking sheet with parchment paper, because these sandwiches will get a short burst of heat in the oven and also because there is scant cleanup in case of any drips and melts. So, top the now lathered bread with lettuce leaves
with the green leafage as a receptacle for our sandwich fillings, pile high the cooked vegetables.
followed by crispy bacon. As many pieces as your conscience would allow. I do not have a conscience at the moment.
you can grate some cheese, or tear and Jackson Pollock them about. This is sharp cheddar and I didn’t even do a good avant garde bit..let’s call it modern art , and top off with a smattering of pepper.
blitz in the hot oven at 200°c for 10 minutes, and Voila! indecently luxurious and voluptuous with a big V sandwich. Life’s answer to an overwhelming need to feed your greed.
sliced bread or bread loaves
Bacon crisped: 4-5 rashers
Lettuce leaves : 4
mushrooms: 5-6 chopped
bell pepper:1/2 chopped
onion: 1 small chopped
salt: 1/2 tsp
mayonnaise: 1 tablespoon
mustard: 1 tsp
cheese: 3 tbsp
pepper: 1/2 tsp
Cook the chopped vegetables over medium heat. Add salt and saute for ten minutes until caramelized and well cooked.
Spread mayonnaise and mustard over bread and top with lettuce, cooked vegetables, crisped bacon and cheese.
Bake in oven at 200°c for 10 minutes, until the cheese had melted, the lettuce has slightly wilted and the bottom of the bread has crisped.