Why famous you ask? Because everyone that has ever had the luxury of staying at my house has woken up to this sandwich, and begged me for the very same experience relentlessly. Mind you, at any hour of the day or night. All day Breakfast? It also sent the readers of ELLE.com and Sous Style into a tizzy, they wanted this famous recepie. Well, here it is. When I think back to when I created this little number, I don’t remember where it started, maybe a gourmet “McMuffin”? Or to cure one of my best friends many hang overs after their banging on my door with puppy dog eyes at all hours of the morning? Any who, it’s good, realllll goood. The secret ingredient? Garlic Aoili, don’t attempt to make this unless you get your hands on some, and if you aren t a garlic lover, don t worry, it doesn t really taste like garlic at all…….
INGREDIENTS (per person or serve)
- 1 egg
- 1 slice of ham
- Garlic aoili
- handful of arugula
- truffle salt (or any salt of your choice if you are not that fancy)
- english muffins, white or wheat (I like to mix it up and use portugese muffins too, they are yummy)
- avocado for a garnish
The secret to this is timing, getting everything so that it is done cooking at the same time, so you can pile it all together and serve right away, hot! I like to start with the ham, then muffin then egg. But whatever tickles your own fancy. Heat element always before ever adding olive oil. So, in a heaated frying pan add a splash of your favorite olive oil and slices of ham, heat until slightly brown and then remove from pan. Next crack an egg onto frying pan, crack fresh pepper and salt on egg and then cover imediatley with lid. (This cooks the egg evenly and so it is runny in the middle with no raw whites) While doing this you should have the muffin cut in half and in the toaster. When the muffin has popped out of the toaster, smear on your Garlic aoili and don t hold back, the more the merrier. You will know the egg is ready when, (and I mean exactly when) the yolk has turned slightly cloudy, which means the layer of egg white over the yolk is cooked protecting the runny yellow deliciousness inside. Now to build. On top of the muffin, the aoili, the cooked ham, the egg, the arugula and then avocado (I prefer none on mine) then the other half of the muffin with aoili smeared onto it! And, bobs your uncle, a delcious fast and easy breakfast sandwich that will have your friends howling for more.
Love Nicole xx