The 90s take me back to Mangalore, where I spent most summer holidays. I also stayed there at granny’s place for 5 years to finish school and college. My favourite and my best years, of course. There was this petty shop in the neighbourhood where the owner, Vinayaka, treated his customers like family. Well, those were such times. There was this sense of belonging to a place, to its people and its food. That shop didn’t have a name. He said he’d have to pay extra taxes and rent if he got it commercialized (or something to that effect). He anyway sold things like newspaper, cigarettes, chocolates and other small things.
Recipe for breakfast sandwich
I overeat. And that’s because I overcook. There are always leftovers, which gives me the chance to use them wisely and make something new for the next day. Like the post before this one, where I made a salad. A large one. Leftovers went into and omlette which in turn went into a sandwich. You could do it with leftovers from any salad, chicken dish or even with leftover sabzi. Just don’t add any gravy in your eggs! You could, but I’m not responsible for the consequences!
Beat 2 – 3 eggs till nice and fluffy. Add the salad (without the dressing, of course) leftovers and mix.
In a greased and hot pan, pour the eggs over and let it cook.
Sprinkle – salt, pepper, seasonings, dried herbs if you’d like.
Flip if you want your omlette completely cooked on both sides, or fold and take it off the heat if you like it slightly under.
Take a slice of bread and use either cheese spread or butter. Place half the omlette over it.
Place a slice of cheese on the omlette. I used mozzarella. You could use any other.
Top this with fresh greens like rocket, basil, spring onions or any other kinds.
Place another slice of bread over this and use a sandwich grill or just brown both sides on a nonstick pan with some butter. I used a waffle maker though. The sandwich turned out nice and crisp.
Nothing like a filling breakfast to kickstart the day. And what better way to use leftovers!