Recipe: Veggie Sandwich

Friday, October 28, 2011

How do I know if I like someone? Well, for me, I start thinking about what I'd serve if I had the chance to have them to dinner {see... everything in my world revolves around food.}.

My friend Lori, who is practically vegan, is one of those people. I can't wait to have her  in town so I can have her over for dinner, but I'm a practicing carnivore and could never figure out what I could make {other than salad or a pasta} that would be delicious and fit her diet... But once I tried this sandwich, which I can easily modify for her, I knew I had a winner. It's so ridiculously good that John and I have been eating it almost weekly. So good.

Open Faced Veggie Sandwich
Slice of Sourdough Bread (use whatever you have on hand)
Caramelized Onions
Chopped Roasted Red Peppers (just use the jarred ones... I won't tell)
Garlic, chopped
Goat Cheese
Mushrooms, chopped (make sure to remove the gills if you use portabellos)
Roma Tomatoes, chopped
Cheddar Cheese

Yes, this is one of those recipes where you don't measure a thing.... just throw it together. Start with a batch of caramelized onions - I always make a ton bc then I just keep them on hand to throw into dishes throughout the week. I have a tutorial here... it's easy I promise.

After you've made your onions, coat your pan with olive oil and saute the tomatoes & mushrooms in garlic until they begin to soften. Then add in the roasted red peppers, cararmelized onions & spinach. Stir to combine and just let it sit on the heat for a bit.
In the meantime, take your slice of bread  and place it on a foil lined cookie sheet under the broiler to toast it slightly, remove and then spread on some goat cheese & avocado. By then, your veggie mix is nice and soft & gooey. Pile some of that goodness on top and then sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Pop that under the broiler just long enough to melt that cheddar.
While your cheese is melting, fry up an egg in a skillet coated with olive oil. When that's done just top your sandwich with that egg and you are good to go. Best eaten with a knife and fork, but it's so good you may just want to shove the whole thing in your mouth with your hands.

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  1. Erika2:37 PM

    Yum! Can't wait to try it.

  2. how lucky am i to have a friend who thinks of me while cooking? hehe
    can't wait to come to dallas and have a veggie sandwich!!