Friday, April 9, 2010

A Sandwich of Substance

It's serious business. Want to know what's in it? Ha! Did you think it would be that easy? That I'd just tell you? Well, I'll do better than that, I'll show you.

It starts with two boiled baby red potatoes. If you look closely, you'll be able to tell from that picture that I'm an idiot. I completely forgot about my little potatoes boiling in my little pot and they ran out of water. Heh. Fortunately crash hot potatoes are very forgiving and that is what we're making with these. See I had just those two 'tatoes left and I couldn't think of a better use for them. Next you fry some ham. You could use deli ham, but this is leftover Easter ham so it's nice and thick and smokey. Good times. Then you toast a nice, big, soft roll in the same pan. So far so good. Now we fry an egg and saute some onions. At some point the potatoes are going to be almost ready, so you need to pull them out and put some cheese on there. Whatever kind you like, I used cheddar because that's what I had. Pop them back in the oven to melt it and we're ready to assemble. First, a little mustard, because mustard is good with all this stuff. Then, the ham. Now the cheesy potatoes. Then the onion. Next the egg, with the yolk broken and swished around. That's an important step. And now some lettuce. See, not only does lettuce add great texture, but it has such a low calorie content that you actually burn more calories eating it than you get from it. Or so I've been told. Which means when you add lettuce to things you're actually taking calories away. I'm sure there's a study somewhere verifying this, but I'm a busy man and don't have time to look it up.

So there you have it, a big ol' sandwich. The only problem I had was I have no idea what to call it.

42 comments:

Abigail Hutchinson said...

ummm.....Heaven on a bun! hehehehe! omg that looks soooo yummy!
TGIF!
~Abigail

Bridgett said...

That is some serious man-food right there, although I wouldn't pass it up. Looks heavenly.

steph said...

Looks good - I wish we had bought a ham for Easter.

Vicki said...

Sweet Jesus. I'm jealous.

Holly said...

Oh does that ever look delish!!

Karen said...

Looks good - I'd call it a breakfast sandwich :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks serious too!

Lea Ann said...

I'm loving this big ol sandwich big time. This is a keeper.

Joanne said...

This sandwich is serious. I love the intensity of it. And that bit about the negative calorie lettuce. Made me laugh.

Goldie said...

It's sort of like an Eggs Benedict sandwich...sorta...? Or how about "Easter Leftovers Sandwich"?

Culinary Alchemist said...

That is just an indescribably beautiful sandwich!

dawn said...

and i love how you love your sammies. kicked up sammies that is

Pam said...

Excuse my while I wipe the drool off of my keyboard - this sandwich looks fantastic!

Bob said...

Thanks kids!

Goldie: Hm, a little Hollandaise wouldn't have hurt. Next time it will be a benedict sandwich!

Lea Ann said...

I - LOVE - THIS - SANDWICH! What a great idea with the potatoes, ham, egg and then that cheese. Did you think of this all by yourself????? If so, please take a bow! :-)

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Leslie said...

OH MY...substance? I think so!!!!
Your spuds ran out of water...LOL lol lol!

Catherine said...

OH WOW! This is one AWESOME sandwich! This is what I want when I think 'sandwich!'
Have a great weekend Bob!

The Brutal Gourmet said...

That is truly a beautiful sandwich, mon frère. The egg just takes it over the top.

You have never made hollandaise, have you? We can make some together soon, and then will will build a sandwich with a force power OVER NINE THOUSAND! (*insert evil cackling here*)

The Brutal Gourmet said...

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Very. Very would be how amusing I find that.

Sage Trifle said...

That sandwich looks good. Is that "the usual amount" of lettuce?

Jenn said...

A sandwich of substance indeed!!! I love the runny yoke in that.

appropriated.muffin said...

holy crap. that is definitely a "big ol' sandwich". i love that runny egg in there. but you already had me at the smashed potatoes. droooooool.

RKD said...

OMG - you're a genius. Your crash hot potatoes in a sandwich (I say this with my Ross from Friends voice - if you saw that episode)?!?! Simply amazing.

Chris said...

I have a great name for it: The "Ma! Come Quick, The Pig's Done Crashed Into The Chicken Coop!" Sandwich.

At least that covers the ham, taters, and eggs:)

Great creativity!

tamilyn said...

It's called "Call Tami to dinner right now"

Jeannie said...

Very nice wholesome burger you got there...now make another one for me:D

theUngourmet said...

Oh yeah! This is my kind of sandwich! I am loving your lettuce logic! ;D

My Little Space said...

OMG, this is simply divine! You're unbelieveable! Have a great weekend.
Cheers,
Kristy

Elin said...

Hi Bob...that was a great bun sandwich. Nuritious and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful sandwich...truly a sandwich of substance :))

Davon Jacobson, Md said...

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Barbara said...

Wow. That is a real Dagwood sandwich for sure!
Love the way you built it in photos!

Julie said...

Holy cow, now that's a sandwich! I'd like to just call it "mine".

grace said...

potatoes...on a sandwich. i've seen and devoured subs piled high with fries, but boiled and smushed taters is a new one. i also love the use of the leftover ham and the oozy, amazing egg. this is truly a fine sandwich, bob--amen.

Sook said...

Bob, this is such a great creation! I love sandwiches and can't wait to try this one.

Kris said...

That's a hangover miracle!!!

Wandering Coyote said...

Holy crap!!!!

Danielle said...

You could call it Bobs Buns of Bounty haha..j/k. just say it's a wicked good, killer, kick ass tasting sandwich and call it day :).

noobcook said...

you put the potatoes to good use! really nice sandwich :)

Kate at Serendipity said...

This looks awesome. I'd have to leave the egg out though...

Pocky said...

Whoa! Potatoes in a sandwich. That's just freaking genius. I love carbs. That's the the ultimate breakfast sandwich there....minus the lettuce. Too healthy. lol

5 Star Foodie said...

Awesome! I love the potatoes in this sandwich! Yum!

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