Exploding Egg & Veggie Breakfast Sandwich on Homemade Rosemary Focaccia

I’ve only been eating eggs for about two years and I’m still super picky about them. Growing up, eggs didn’t appeal to me, although neither did breakfast in general. I still can’t eat when I first get up and have to consciously remind myself to eat when I get to work or I’ll be hangry by 10:30.

Anyways, one of my recent favorite egg dishes is an egg sandwich on focaccia bread that I sometimes buy at the farmers’ market. It’s hot, fresh, and made using veggies and eggs found at the market that morning.

Flash forward to yesterday afternoon and another Chicago rainstorm. I decided to bake bread to pass the time and settled on rosemary focaccia bread using the olive oil dough recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, and it was delicious (all you have to do is add fresh minced rosemary to the dough and bake on a cookie sheet at 425°F for 25 minutes). I’d already eaten about half of a loaf straight-up when I started thinking, I have got to find something else to do with this delicious bread. That was when I remembered the egg sandwich and got to work.

Between my CSA and a Saturday morning visit to Green City Market, I had a ton of veggies to choose from. I really just wanted a little bit of this and a little bit of that without it turning into something I’d have to eat everyday for the next week (you other single cooks out there know what I’m talking about), so that’s what I did! I used one piece of bacon, one fingerling potato, two mini bell peppers, two crimini mushrooms, 1 large leaf bok choy, and about half of a very small yellow squash.

I cooked up all those veggies in the bacon fat (I’m going through a bacon phase) and added a little salt and lemon juice, then removed half of the veggies to save for later – this recipe really made two servings.  All that was left was to add two eggs to the pan with the remaining veggies, scramble it all together until the eggs were cooked, and pile the mixture onto a piece of fresh rosemary focaccia sliced in half.

Simple. Delicious. No recipe required. Happy Sunday morning!

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  • Marci posted: 16 Aug at 12:12 pm

    I just ate some of the focaccia you gave me. AMAZING! So delicious! I might go home tonight and use the rest for an egg sandwich. I love the idea of using up all your different veggies with it.

  • Zach posted: 23 Aug at 10:31 am

    mmmm, I love focaccia bread and that sandwich looks delicious! I’m gonna have to try it in my kitchen

  • Owen posted: 28 Aug at 2:47 am

    Thanks for the recipe, I love these sorts of rustic dishes.

  • Jerry Katz posted: 14 Sep at 9:13 am

    This food looks delicious! I might try whipping that recipe on our next network gathering.

  • Labelle posted: 21 Sep at 11:44 am

    I never considered focaccia for breakfast sandwiches. It’s so easy to make – could be nice for a Christmas brunch.

  • Jay Fairbanks posted: 12 Oct at 3:48 am

    I love eggs. I eat eggs everyday. I eat various kinds of eggs. I know it could be too much but I need much proteins so I eat it a lot.

  • Cynthia posted: 15 Oct at 4:23 am

    Oh I so love the goodness in this dish so much! They’re perfect even for lunch! I’ve just did a bit of experiment, creating my own recipe. I’m a ‘spicy’ lover so I’ve added a dash of cayenne powder and viola, scrumptious!

  • Hillary posted: 20 Oct at 9:47 am

    This looks amazing! I’ve trying to introduce my daughter to eggs, but she just didn’t like them plain or even with a little cheese. I was about ready to give up! Thanks for this awesome looking suggestion! I’llh ave to report back whether she eats it or not! :)

  • Raso posted: 29 Oct at 6:04 am

    I must admit that yesterday I ate some 3 eggs without any cheese or stuff mixed in and it was quite enough for me. So I must say that I will certainly try this recipe and see how it performs in my tummy :)

    Cheers.

  • Vash posted: 21 Nov at 7:44 pm

    This is the perfect way to wake someone up. Still groggy? Let them smell the aroma of this sandwich and they’ll be energized in minutes. Healthy and delicious are two important factors in making breakfast special. Time to dump those SPAM sandwiches and let’s taste this combination!

  • Kelly York posted: 22 Nov at 2:30 am

    This is another recipe that I could do for egg. Definitely simple and easy to do and a healthy breakfast.

  • Sarah posted: 19 Dec at 6:39 am

    I’m not too keen on eggs, but this looks really good!

  • James Convict posted: 27 Dec at 12:58 am

    “Exploding Egg & Veggie Breakfast Sandwich” haha, really descriptive title :) I am going to try this recipe tomorrow morning (with my free range eggs because it’s better for you in terms of omega three and six)

  • Felipe Sparks posted: 07 Feb at 9:17 pm

    I came to this site through another recipe link. But I ended up making this one. It was DELICIOUS! Bursting with flavor. You should repost it with a more recent date. People will love it.

  • Justine Headley posted: 12 Jun at 11:32 am

    I love sandwiches but this one seemed to be a little heavier for breakfast. So I took the liberty of cutting out the fat and frying the veggies in light olive oil. And yes I added some black olives before pouring in the eggs. It was terrific. Now I am going to try the same recipe with garlic bread. My son is already asking to make him a hot sandwich with some cheese added.


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