Weekends exist so that we can indulge in the luxuries of sleeping in and taking time to make delicious brunch. On weekday mornings I am usually rushing to get to work on time, so my breakfast consists of a quick & easy fruit smoothie parfait (more on that coming soon!), but on weekends I love treating myself to something a little more special. However, my demanding hunger and aversion for doing dishes still requires that the meal be simple and relatively fast to make. I almost always prefer a savory option to a sweet option in the morning, so today’s Sunday brunch was an open-faced Canadian bacon egg-scramble sandwich. The few simple and fresh ingredients really make this dish fabulous! Here’s how I made it:
Ingredients (Single serving)
- 2 eggs (I used organic brown eggs, but you don’t have to)
- Trader Joe’s Organic Flourless Sprouted 7-Grain Bread (any toast you like works)
- 2 slices Canadian bacon, diced
- Red onion, sliced
- Handful fresh basil, roughly chopped
- Salt & pepper
- Crack eggs into bowl and whisk with a splash of milk. Add salt & pepper to taste.
- Dice Canadian bacon into little squares, add to egg mixture.
- Roughly chop 3-4 fresh basil leaves.
- Combine bacon and basil into egg mixture.
- Add butter to pan and heat until butter melts.
- Add egg mixture to pan and cook on medium-high heat. When eggs start to turn opaque, start scrambling with a wooden spoon or spatula. Continue to scramble until eggs are completely opaque, fluffy, and bouncy.
- Toast your bread and slice your red onion. Separate onion slices into pretty purple rings.
- Place your bacon-basil-egg scramble delicately onto your golden toast and finish with red onion rings.
- Enjoy! Warning: This is not an elegant food to eat. Things will get messy.
I am super pleased with how this Sunday morning bite turned out! The basil and raw onion gives a fresh summery-ness to the dish, while the Canadian bacon adds wonderful saltiness without the grease of traditional bacon. This is really a perfect of example of how healthy food can be (and definitely is) flavorful and tasty with minimal effort! I enjoyed this lovely Sunday brunch with a (very large) cup of earl grey tea with almond milk.
Cheers to the weekend!