When Spam and eggs are wedged into a toasted Hawaiian roll slathered in jelly (pineapple, mango, and even strawberry, all work well), it makes for an epic breakfast sandwich that might even sway the harshest of Spam critics (one could only hope). The sweetness of the rolls and the jelly balance the salty Spam and the rich, runny egg yolk. Oh, and a squirt of Sriracha never hurts either.
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While many restaurants offer over-the-top dishes of fried meats smothered in gravy, Southeast Portland's Toast offers simpler (but no less hangover-curing) dishes like their egg and sausage sandwich puzzlingly named 'Go Home Thomas.' Their recipe offers directions for making each element from scratch, including the English muffin.
The breakfast sandwich gets a little special attention and goes from ho-hum on-the-go meal to morning spectacular.
A classic Mexican torta gets updated into the ultimate breakfast sandwich. Eggs, crispy fried pork, avocado, cotija cheese, and a spicy mayonnaise all served in a warm roll.
Notes: I usually make 12 2 1/2-inch biscuits with this recipe, but since these are breakfast sandwiches, I like to go a bit bigger with them. You may have a few leftover, but I'm sure there will be no complaints....
I usually listen to Nancy Silverton, and especially to her sandwich cookbook, where I got this recipe. First, she serves it open-faced on crusty bread, which is rubbed with a garlic clove, Spanish-style, adding the intoxicating hint of garlic but nothing more. The real story here might be the scallion oil, which takes about ten seconds to make and is nothing more than scallions and parsley pureed with olive oil.
The Serious Eats' Movie Awards Season Recipe Series is brought to you by Since we like Shakespeare films, Dr. Seuss, breakfast, and puns, we decided to combine all these forces into one dish: Green Eggs and Hamlet. The original recipe...