Continuing with my sandwich fixation, I present to you my childhood favorite: Potatoes and Eggs. This was the thing my grandparents would make me for breakfast when they stayed over. It is the perfect low budget working persons dish. You get your carbs proteins, and fats, and what can the food cost be for a potato , a few eggs and some onion? Maybe it is a New York Italian thing, but if you are trying to stretch what you have laying around, look no further.
Thinly sliced potatoes fried up add the eggs and you are done. Really it couldn’t be simpler but man did it taste good. Really I could do it the same way every time and be fine with it. Keeping that in mind, my recent mash-up does not stray all that far from the original.
For starters I am adding bacon, or pancetta, dicing that up and letting it get happy happy in the pan with a bit of thinly sliced onion. Once that starts to render down I toss in the potato (boiled or micro waved a bit then sliced or cubed). Season it to taste with sea salt and cracked black pepper. Once that all gets crisp, I toss in a bit of roasted and fried peppers, let them warm up for a second, and then in go the eggs.
That’s it, once the eggs are cooked, onto the bread they go. Slice the Sandwich in half and you are ready to eat. I guess you can add cheese, but I have never found the need for it, your call of course.
The great thing is, this is fantastic for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. It could be served hot or cold. Try letting it sit overnight in the fridge and then having it for breakfast or lunch, and see what I mean. It only gets better!