Creamy, citrusy, crunchy, the perfect sandwich for brunch.
I realize I need to work on my writing. So often what keeps me from posting a recipe is that I don’t have a great story to go along with it. Take this recipe for example. I basically stole it from Della Fratoria, the most amazing cafe north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Well, ok I didn’t steal it. It was an inspiration.
I had been dreaming about this sandwich for weeks. The ham, the cheese, the citrus pop of the arugala, all hugged by warm, crunchy, moist bread. The sandwich looked like a taco. I’m starting to drool a little right now just thinking about this. I can’t recall what type of cheese they used or what type of bread it was on. Man that bread was amazing, crispy, moist, like heaven. Paul insists there was egg in it. I disagree. Perfection. In the shape of a fat tortilla. That’s what it was.
Last weekend we decided to try and make it ourselves. But I couldn’t find anything close to the bread it came on, so I opted for some sourdough batard. It worked fine. I simply slathered one side with butter. Butter makes everything better. (I thought I was a healthy cook, but this blog is proving that I really indulge!) And since I couldn’t remember what kind of cheese they used, I chose a mild brie.
Anyways, like I was saying, I have a hard time thinking of stories for my posts. So here is the recipe.
2 slices delicious bread
2 slices good ham
2 tbs brie (avoid the rind)
scrambled eggs (optional)
small handful of arugala
2 slices delicious bread(use something rustic)
Butter one side of each of slice of bread. Slather the other side with brie. Put a piece of ham on each side. Heat up a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. If you are adding scrambled eggs, scramble them now (one egg per sandwich). Toast the bread, butter side down, on the skillet for about 4 minutes. Meanwhile, toss the arugala with about 1/2 – 1 tbs lemon juice and equal parts olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Once the bread is lightly browned, remove from heat, add the arugala, and press the bread together. Serve immediately and enjoy.