Open Faced Egg Sandwich with Gouda, Avocado and Proscuitto (and This Weeks Eats 1.4.15)

During the holidays, our fridge is just overflowing with so many leftovers.  Especially from our Christmas Eve wine and cheese night.  Have you ever tried a slice of Granny Smith apple wrapped up in proscuitto?  If not, I'd get on that, it's one of my favorite appetizers.  The other day on Twitter, I saw a quote that was something to the effect of 'bacon is proscuitto's fat Southern cousin.'  I had an aha moment to use what I had in the fridge for an easier breakfast sandwich (technically lunch, because that's when I like to eat eggy things).  No cooking, no stinking up the whole house is required to enjoy this much under utilized cousin of bacon.

I happened to have a hunk of leftover smoked Gouda, but I think any cheese (or no cheese at all!) would work just fine.  I also made these with some leftover pesto on another occasion, omitting the cheese, since there's plenty of Parmesan in pesto.  Also, very, very good.  

Open Faced Egg Sandwich with Gouda, Avocado and Proscuitto
  • Slice of grainy bread (I really like Dave's Killer Bread Good Seed or Franz Organic Nine Grain)
  • About two ounces thinly sliced Gouda, or any good cheese for melting
  • 1/4 ripe avocado
  • One good sized slice of proscuitto (I get the prepackaged from Trader Joe's)
  • One large egg
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
Arrange the cheese on the bread and place in toaster oven to your preferred setting, or under a broiler until the cheese melts.  Meanwhile, fry egg over medium-high heat in a nonstick pan for about 4 minutes.  When the toast is done, sprinkle with salt and pepper and mash the avocado evenly over the bread.  Top with proscuitto and fried egg.

This weeks eats:
As always, I'm linking up with Org Junkie, Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers - be sure to check out all the great weekly menus!


  1. Yum - that egg sandwich looks awesome - I'm trying to think how many ingredients I have because it would be great in the morning!!!

  2. That sandwich has me drooling at my desk. YUMMY!

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