The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Update April 2020: I could barely control my laughter when I pulled up with blog post from 2014 this past weekend. We were craving this breakfast sandwich so I pulled up the recipe and wow- humbling for sure. The photos, likely taken on my iPhone 5, are terrible quality, lighting and the fact that I referred to my boyfriend as Prince Charming is like, so cringeworthy. I guess I didn’t want to share his name in case it didn’t work out (spoiler, it did :))  So hey, Dave!

On the bright, less embarrassing side, it’s cool to see that I still enjoy and make some of the recipes I shared almost 6 years ago and that I’ve been blogging for that long. I originally shot this sandwich in my teeny kitchen in my first apartment in Cleveland with my boyfriend (now, husband) as a hand model! 

The key to this recipe is fresh ingredients. If you can get the prosciutto and salami sliced fresh, and buffalo mozzarella (not pre-packaged slices) it really makes a difference.

We’ve made a few adjustments to this recipe over the years so enjoy the new & improved ultimate breakfast sandwich.


What You’ll Need:

sandwich bread–I like to use a sprouted grain bread
2 slices of prosciutto
4-6 slices of salami
red onion, sliced
3-4 fresh basil leaves
1-2 slices fresh mozzarella cheese, get it fresh if you can
1 egg, over easy

The How To:

1. Sliced onion and submerge in a bowl of water. This helps take the bite out of the onion so it won’t overpower the rest of the flavors.
2. Fry 4-6 slices of salami in a skillet over low heat until lightly crisp
3.  Place mozzarella & prosciutto on a toasted piece of bread. After the salami is fried, place the slices on top of the prosciutto and cheese
4. In the same pan you’ve fried the salami, fry an egg  and place onto a separate plate for later
5. Add the red onion to the sandwich & place the other piece of  toasted bread on top
6. Carefully place the sandwich in the skillet to toast then flip to toast the other side as well, about a minute each side, just to crisp up the bread
7. Transfer sandwich to plate, nestle in the basil & fried egg to complete the sandwich
8. Enjoy!

Original Post: September 2014

My breakfast routine usually consists of a smoothie or small bowl of oatmeal but when Prince Charming is in town, he’s usually ready for a heartier breakfast. This particular sandwich is delicious and will keep you full well into lunch time. It feels like you’ve scored the secret at the best corner deli, but frankly the assembly is pretty simple.

And just for a giggle: these are the original photos circa iPhones 2014! LOL 



  1. September 30, 2014 / 6:48 am

    This sounds delicious!! I would add some avocado too, just because I’m obsessed with it 😛

    • September 30, 2014 / 9:37 am

      That sounds delicious! I will have to try including avocado next time!

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