I always feel like a cheater when I post "recipes" for sandwiches. I know people would say that a lot goes into making a good sandwich but really, a recipe? Well for this one, it is more about making sure the ingredients are similar to my favorite breakfast sandy ever, at Panera. Oh baby, the spicy sausage, tangy white cheddar cheese all grilled together. Help me Rhonda! It immediately tosses me back to my graduate school days sitting at Panera between work and class cramming for my next exam. I do not miss those days one bit. But, I do miss those Panera visits.
Give this sandy a try this weekend, I promise you will like it. And if you don't have the ingredients you can always sub things in or out. Oh, and if you don't have a panini press (thank you to my sister-in-law, Jenna and her hubs Chris for ours : ) you can totally just grill it like a grilled cheese.
Musical Selection: Reality by Kenny Chesney. No real reason, just heard it on the bus today.
Oh Momma. Or as my 18 month old niece says now "Oh baby!"
Panera Breakfast Sandy Copycat
(recipe makes two sandies)
1 small mini loaf of ciabatta bread
2 sausage patties
6 slices of extra sharp cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Start by cooking the eggs in an egg pan sprayed liberally with cooking spray. Crack the egg, place it in the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Once the egg whites start to turn white, flip it and cook it to your liking. Remove the egg from the pan and set aside.
Add the sausage to the pan to brown up a bit. Take out once golden brown.
Start assembly by cutting the ciabatta bread into triangles. Add the sliced cheese, top with egg, meat and other piece of bread.
Place in a preheated (to medium high) panini press (or grill like a grilled cheese) until the bread is crispy and the cheese melts. Anywhere from 3-5 minutes.
Remove sandwich and enjoy!
"Recipe" by: Mrs. Schwartz