First off, I really want to thank you all for your nice comments on my last post! This blog would have been nothing but a whisper without all of you, so thank you! I’m really touched and still giddy over it all.
A little while ago I received an email from Adrienne who is the food blogger behind Nosheteria. She just published a memoir entitled Cooking and Screaming: Finding My Own Recipe for Recovery and wanted to know if I wouldn’t mind a copy. Of course I said yes! Her book recounts her recovery after a stroke-like condition at age 21 and how she discovered what she wanted to do with her life: cook and write.
Each chapter begins with a recipe, including a version of a “haute” egg sandwich. But there’s so many recipes worthy of making, especially the Tagliatelle with Grated Zucchini that starts off the book. But that one will come later in summer when I’m bombarded with zucchinis. As for the book? It was an enjoyable read. Adrienne’s descriptions of food transported me to the Berkley market where she did her shopping or made me wish I was snacking on her catered canapes. She not only cooks with passion but she definitely lives with passion. You can read my full review and follow me on my GoodReads page.
I really liked this sandwich and it reminded me of a simpler version of my apple & cheddar omelette. Next time I make this, I’ll follow Adrienne’s recipe and sub in English muffins for the toast. Also I’d make 4 sandwiches, as recommended, rather than just 2 giant ones. It would be much easier to grab-and-go that way. The original recipe called for blue cheese rather than cheddar and pear instead of apple. I’m not a huge fan of blue cheese and I hate pears, so this really is my take on her haute egg sandwich. But like most recipes here, it’s a highly adaptable one, so do with it what you will and enjoy a mighty fine breakfast sandwich.
And totally off topic, on my other blog, I’m having my first give away clearing out some “damaged goods” note cards from my etsy shop. Enter to win!
haute egg sandwich
(adapted from Cooking and Screaming)
3 T milk
salt & pepper to taste
1 T butter
1/2 T olive oil
1/3 c shredded cheddar cheese
4 slices of sturdy whole grain bread, toasted and buttered
1 T honey
1 tart apple, sliced thin
Whisk the eggs with the milk and salt & pepper and set aside. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil and butter together over medium-high heat. Add in eggs and scramble until nearly set, about 3-4 minutes. Turn off heat. Sprinkle cheese over top, do not mix in.
Spread honey thinly on toasts and divide the apple slices equally over top. Grind some pepper over the apple. Divide the eggs in half and place on the apple slices. Top with remaining toast and eat up. It’s gonna be messy.
I never would have thought to put an apple slice on an egg sandwich. I’ve been putting green apples in my grilled cheese for years now – I can’t believe this didn’t hit me sooner! Fantastic idea! Congrats again on your award!
I’d love to try this with a poached egg. The flavors of apple and cheese is so good, but I’d never thought to add in some egg. Thanks for the idea!
Adaptation is still a compliment right? Totally Hungry now.
That book sounds really interesting!
ha ha! the book is called "cooking & screaming"? love it.
now this is my kind of protein-filled morning sandwich.
Um, yum! This sounds phenom!
I want that sandwich!
Interesting idea! I do enjoy egg & cheese sandwiches. I'm not a sour/tart apple fan but I'd be willing to try some variation of this with thinner slices of a sweeter apple or even pear and I'd eat it as an open-faced sandwich.
apple + cheese + eggs.
mm i love experimenting.
Food looks great, book sounds like an awesome way, and giveaways are always exciting!!
mmm, I’m definitely trying this! maybe with some thick cut pepper bacon too though?
Hayley, I’m sure it would be great with a poached egg!
Culinary, apples in grilled cheeses are great and this is a nice twist too!
Katerina, I hope so!
Thanks Foodie, it is a great book, thanks!
Dawn, indeed. Great title. Yes, the sandwich is protein-packed and delicious.
haley, it’s a good one!
Bijoux, it would be great open faced, especially on a bagel!
thanks for commenting, 604foodtography!
Leslie, I hope it was 🙂
KT, sure, throw on some bacon!!
With a poached egg & a bit of pancetta. Yummers!
This looks awesome. I think this could be my breakfast today.
Apple and egg in a sandwich? I’d really not have thought of that. There again, why not. It certainly couldn’t hurt to try!
This looks DIVINE!
Good/odd combinations make ME giddy.
Please, please may I link you on my blog?
I've been craving basic comforting sandwiches as of late, so much so, in fact, that were you to give me foie gras and a pb&j; sandwich right now, I'd go with pb& j (and boy, do i love foie gras)… this looks so lovely and comforting – i will have to give it a go very soon, perhaps maybe even tomorrow!!
This looks great…apple and egg in a sandwich…This is very creative…M gonna try it soon.
Yummers, indeed, Laura!
Daily Spud, sounds odd, tastes delicious.
Richard, please go ahead 🙂
Thanks Dave Jones!
Radish, I hope you tried it and liked it!
This is for SURE my new favorite breakfast sandwich. I used the ezekiel englishmuffins as my grain of choice and it was perfect! Thanks : )
annlikewoah, glad you loved this sandwich! It’s a good one 🙂
This sounds to be a great idea! I’d love to try it…But do you have any idea how to avoid the mess? Thank you!
This was weirdly good. I didn’t have any honey so I used agave nectar.
Tess, I didn’t find too much mess but of course I didn’t eat this on the run either!
Abs, sounds like a great sub!