Not many dishes can compete with the flexibility of a sandwich. Whether it's in the morning or late in the evening, the sandwich is often only as good as the creativity of its maker. Breakfast can also be argued as the most flexible meal of the day where both sweet and savory are equally viable. When putting breakfast and sandwiches together, you get seemingly limitless possibilities. Here are some of the best mouth-watering breakfast recipes worth getting out of bed for.
The Savory Options
A burger technically counts as a sandwich, but its buns can be swapped out with any bread of your choice. The main gist of this hearty delight is to grant you a memorable savory experience that showcases the wonders of avocado. The star ingredient is complemented by a fried egg, a sausage patty, gouda cheese, and tomato jam. This isn't the most straightforward ingredient as frying the eggs and sausage patty separately is needed before combining it all, but the effort is worth it.
Scrambled Eggs, Tomatoes, and Grilled Cheese
This may be one of the messier dishes on the list, but its blend of tomatoes, scrambled eggs, and grilled cheese makes this a recipe that is perfect for those craving for a savory fix without wanting to feel stuffed at the end of your meal. Fresh chives are also welcomed into this mix and do well to bring all the flavors together for an enjoyable breakfast.
This sandwich is a staple at almost every restaurant around, but that doesn't mean you can't top them with your own take at home. The classic French toast sandwich requires white bread, ham, swiss cheese, and either turkey or chicken. Naturally, eggs will come into play with this French toast recipe as well. It is a relatively safe option that never fails to please the palate.
Open-Faced Egg Sandwiches with Arugula salad
This is definitely the go-to pick if you're up for a savory bite in the morning, but are health conscious. The open-faced sandwich is usually a bold choice that falters when the prime ingredients are either too heavy or too moist. The Arugula salad eliminates this concern and works perfectly with this sandwich style. Not only does this recipe help you keep you on track with your diet, but it is also one of the easiest dishes to prepare and can be done in about 15 minutes if you intend to cook your egg while preparing the rest of your sandwich.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Croque Monsieur is a decadent choice that will spoil anyone who takes a bite. The dish debuted in France back in 1910 and was a staple delicacy in French restaurants ever since. Cheese lovers will appreciate the method of preparing this dish; needing the sandwich to be cooked under a broiler until the cheese is bubbled. It certainly is a classic that may have a retro way of preparation, but certainly won't go out of style anytime soon.
The BLT is another mandatory option on sandwich menus these days, but the splash of egg and ham spins this dish into a breakfast delight. Its simplicity is often the reason for its popularity and can be argued as the template of which other sandwich recipes follow. Fried egg, ham slices, mayonnaise, and tomatoes are incredibly common recipes for a sandwich, but the BLT still holds these ingredients together to create a safe, enjoyable meal for all.
The Sweet Options
Croissants Filled with Brie and Strawberries
While savory dishes primarily feature eggs in their breakfast ingredients, sweet options commonly include fruit. Croissants are a versatile type of pastry that can rock either end of the flavor spectrum. In terms of sweetness, strawberries and brie make for an excellent combination that complements the texture and flavor of the croissant itself - the best part is that it only takes five minutes to prepare!
Fried Banana Sandwich
While not many sweet sandwiches require cooking, fried banana is well worth the effort. Regular bananas are definitely possible, but frying said fruit with a cinnamon raisin English muffin will ensure that the temperature and quality are consistent. While it is not the healthiest breakfast out there, its ingredients are simple to acquire and will delight friends and family.
Strawberry and Banana Quesadilla
Quesadillas are commonly consumed as a savory side during lunch and dinner, but you'll be surprised how well making a sweet version of it works. Bananas and strawberries are a classic pair that goes well with the doe. If you are feeling a little more daring, chocolate sauce, peanut butter, and even coconut are worthy inclusions that amplify the dish's flavor without contrasting against the fruity notes.
French toast with Peaches and Mozzarella
Certainly, one of the stranger combos on this list, preparing French toast with peaches and mozzarella is definitely worth a try. Peaches from tins usually come with juice and syrup that has its own purpose of complementing Mozzarella cheese out of all things. To ensure that the dish remains unanimously sweet instead of a flat hybrid, adding in some honey can work in the dish's favor.
Brie and Blueberry Waffles
It's interesting how well waffles can make for the bread component for sandwiches as well. Two slices of waffles, housing brie, and blueberries is a combo we never knew we wanted. Not only do the eye-catching colors of the berry make for a visually stunning dish, its subtle sweetness bonds perfectly with cheese oddly enough. It isn't the most conventional dish out there, but it certainly is worth a try.
Ezra Gideon, UNB and Dhaka Courier Correspondent in Singapore
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