Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Hangover Helper Breakfast Sandwich

Last week I went out for a friends birthday (who also happens to be a fellow foodie and made beautiful cupcakes for the occasion!), and as much as I had fun during the birthday celebration, the next morning I wasn't feeling too hot.  Why is it that no matter how much I try to take care of myself during the evening, and as little as I may drink, I still wake up feeling like I just got run over by a truck?! I think it has something to do with the craving of comfort.  What a great excuse to sleep in, eat a big and comforting breakfast, and spend the day watching old movies!  My Hangover Helper Breakfast Sandwich is the perfect dish for indulging yourself in comfort, and, along with an advil, can help to get rid of that nasty hangover, and have you thinking about all the fun you had the previous evening! 

There are many different ways for making a breakfast sandwich, so I encourage you to experiment.  For instance, I normally top my sandwich with slices of bacon, but this time I decided to switch things up and try slices of prosciutto.  What a delicious experiment that was! You may also want to try out different types of cheese.  For example, swiss cheese, goat cheese, brie, boursin, jarlsberg, the options are endless!  You could also try adding different combinations to your egg, or flavour up your mayonnaise.  I also use a little trick when making my sandwich that some may frown upon, but to most will love!  I like to cook my eggs for a sandwich in the microwave so that I can form it to fit my bun perfectly.  I cook the egg in a microwaveable container the same size as my bun or bread so that it will not spill over the sides and will be easier to eat.  This tip is also great for a hangover because it means less work, mess, and stress.  The egg comes out perfectly cooked, while still remaining moist.  To anyone who is skeptical of the microwaved egg, just give it a try, I used to be skeptical myself. 
Tip: To make garlic mayonnaise, simply add a little pureed garlic to your mayonnaise and stir to combine.

Ingredients:
1 bun or 2 slices of bread of choice (I used a challah bun)
1 tbsp garlic mayonnaise
1 egg
about 1 tbsp fresh herbs of choice, chopped (I used basil, parsley, and chives)
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 tsp milk
2 slices cheddar cheese 
2 slices prosciutto
several leaves of fresh spinach
2 slices tomato, or several sliced cherry tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1.  Prep and chop all ingredients.  Place cheese slices on bun or bread and toast in toaster oven until cheese is melted and bread is lightly browned.

2.  While bun is toasting, break egg into a bowl and whisk with fresh herbs, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and milk.  Place in a microwaveable dish the size of your bun and cook for 1 minute.

3.  Once bun is toasted, spread the naked slice with mayonnaise.  Top the bread with the cooked egg, followed by the tomatoes, prosciutto, and spinach, and season with salt and pepper.  Hangover be gone!

9 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Really? This helps? I thought a glass of Champagne next morning would usually help..LOL.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Angie's Recipes said...

I will definitely keep this sandwich for the lunch!

Angie's Recipes

b is for brown said...

wow. wow. wow.

Kris said...

mmmm. I love me a miracle sandwich!

Finsmom said...

We all need one of these!!!
I love your blog :) I just added you to the "blogs to check out" section of my blog :)

JIL SLANDER said...

oh my god that looks incredibly delicious!

Yet said...

wow. I don't usually get hang overs but that looks delicious anyway. I think i'll pass the news on to my friends though. They sure could use it...

farouche said...

The sandwich looks great!

Years ago I learned to drink a glass of water and take a vitamin C pill before sleeping after a night of drinking. I rarely wake up with a hangover.

I learned it from our neighbor who is a nurse. She also suggested eating a banana for potassium.

Melissa Ramos said...

Ginger...I'm drooooooling over this. YUM. Reminds me a lot of my entry when I was recovering from being over-served. I feel your pain sista! Eggs rock!

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