Omelet Sandwich

Eggs are a staple in my kitchen. When I am not in the mood for an elaborate meal, but want something quick, tasty and nutritious, I turn to eggs. Be it breakfast, lunch or dinner there are a hundred ways to prepare them. For the carbohydrate part of meal, I usually make potatoes or bread. But today, I made a sandwich along with some vegetables making it a wholesome meal.

Bread + spread + filling = A wholesome sandwich. For this sandwich, use a crusty bread or focaccia for added flavour. Mayonnaise is jazzed up with fresh herbs for a spread. You can use goat cheese with herbs or cream cheese with sun-dried tomato pesto. Similarly, flavour the filling, i.e., eggs, with your choice of fresh/dried herbs. Add grated cheese like Parmesan or Romano for another layer of flavour. In short, this is more than a method than a recipe. Play with it until you find the combination that fits you.

Ingredients

Any crusty bread like Ciabatta or Vienna – 1 loaf
Mayonnaise – ¼ cup
Blend of fresh herbs (basil, chives, cilantro) – 2 tbsp, finely chopped
Egg – 3
Milk – 2 tbsp
Herbes de Provence – 1 tsp
Onion – 1, cut into thin long slices
Garlic – 2 cloves, minced
Fresh spinach leaves – 1 cup, coarsely chopped
Red bell pepper – 1, cut into thin rounds
Red pepper flakes – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Salt
Pepper

Method

Preheat oven to 300F. Cut bread horizontally. Mix mayonnaise and fresh herbs and apply to both halves of the bread.

Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a skillet. Sauté onion and garlic until they become soft, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

Heat the rest of the oil in the same skillet and prepare omelet by whisking eggs, milk, Herbes de Provence, salt and red pepper flakes. Remove and slide the omelet over the bottom half of the bread.

Layer sautéed onion, spinach, bell pepper, in that order. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper. Top with the upper bread half.

Wrap the whole sandwich in aluminum foil, place it in a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, until the bread has heated through. Slice and serve hot.

Omelet Sandwich

This is my entry for Weekend Breakfast Blogging – Omelet, hosted by Kanchana. Nandita is the brain behind this event.

32 comments:

bindiya said...

Suganya ,that's an excellent recipe for a hearty meal/snack.

sunita said...

I really wouldn't mind digging into that...We adore eggs...had large omelettes for breakfast today:)

Rina said...

Lovely sandwich. Thanks for yet another addition to my menu. Nice colorful pic.

Padmaja said...

hey increbily looking omelette sandwich, loved the way its looking!! so filling

musical said...

Looks so attractive and must be really filling too!

Rajitha said...

the sandwich i must say looks awesome..love the carry-out look

Susan said...

You can't see the eggs for the forest of all that colorful, tasty filling. Yum! So different than the typical egg sandwich you get at the corner deli.

Kamini said...

oh, this has is a definite must try.. I have a real weakness for eggs and omelet sandwich in particular. Looks yummy yummy

Kalva said...

Wow superb picture. I adore the way you take pictures. Very creative. Oh havent heard about that WBB event. Would try to comeup with something soon!

Happy cook said...

Wow that is what i call a super delicious sandwitch.

Suganya said...

Thanks for yr visit, Bindiya.

Wouldn't mind is understatement, Sunita :). I can't believe eggs are in my diet for the past 3 years only. But then in India, I don't really miss eggs, among various other veggies and greens.

Thank you Rina. Do try and let me know.

It is filling Padmaja. Eggs, bread, spinach, Why not?

It is Musical. The left-overs were tasty too :)

That was taken before the sandwich was popped into the oven, Rajitha. Foil is hard to work with when its burning hot :).

A typical egg sandwich, as I know, is made with egg salad. That kinda becomes boring after a while. Some times I wonder, with such easy vegetarian options, why don't delis serve tasty and REAL vegetarian food?

Sure do, Kamini. You need easy meals now more than ever. Wishing for a speedy recovery :).

Kalva, WBB is a fun event. You should try participating in it. I know you can come up with something.

Oh yeah, HC ;)

Sig said...

Wow, that looks like my fav sandwich from my fav breakfast joint.. very professional looking :) Love everything in it... excellent breakfast recipe Suganya!

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Suganya, what a wonderful entry! It looks fantastic. Thanks for participating.

Kanchana

Priya said...

suganya..looks yummy..need to try this...

Kribha said...

That looks so good. I always love your presentations. This is such a good recipe for a hearty meal.

archana said...

Loved this photo !

Tee said...

I love your omelet sandwich...it is definitely wholesome for me :)

Padma said...

Wish I had another view (photo) of that omlette sandwich, I know I am greedy!

Neelam said...

Thats a beautiful sandwich and filling too!

Rasa Malaysia said...

I can't do without eggs either...they are the most versatile ingredients in my fridge. I love eggs.

Dhivya Karthik said...

luks delish

ramya said...

I can't imagine my day without eggs.Mostly after my daughter started eating we are having more in one way or the other. And this sandwich is looking rich.

KayKat said...

*wow*! That looks delicious. I love how succulent the tomato looks in the picture.

Awesome recipe, Suganya!

Raaga said...

lovely... :-)

Asha said...

That would make a great lunch Suganya!:))

lakshmi said...

Tagged you for a Meme.

Pravs said...

super pic..yummy looking sandwich.

Roopa said...

wow a wholesome meal great entry!

Prajusha said...

suganya,
omlet sandwich looks delicious.Superb Pic.:)

Nabeela said...

I'm ashamed to say whenever sandwich cravings hit me, I go to Subway. I do make sandwiches at home too...but they never come ou as juicy or delicious. I think it's all in the bread.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Suganya...The sandwich looks soooooooooooooooooooo yummm....I got up just now and I want to have one...waaaaaaaaaaah

Rachna said...

this look just sooooo yummy and colourful....

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