Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
These sandwiches are so good. I made them for a romantic breakfast in bed situation with very nice results but they would be just as good for lunch or a light dinner. The eggs are tender and creamy, the peppers and onions are slightly sweet and match well with the saltiness of the meat. And who doesn't love ciabatta? Fresh fruit is a nice accompaniment.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large onion, halved and cut into strips
- 1 red pepper, seeded and cut into strips
- 1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut into strips
- 3 ounces sliced prosciutto or 3 ounces sopressata or 3 ounces pancetta or 3 ounces salami, cut into strips
- 1⁄4 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 10 large eggs
- 1⁄4 cup mascarpone cheese (can use softened whipped style cream cheese)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 loaf ciabatta, quartered and split
- 4 slices fontina or 4 slices provolone cheese
- Put bread pieces into warming oven until needed.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat and sauté onions and peppers until tender (about 10 minutes).
- Add prosciutto and cook 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and stir in basil.
- Keep warm.
- In large bowl, combine mascarpone, eggs, salt and pepper until completely blended.
- Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.
- When butter starts to foam, add egg mixture.
- Push eggs gently with a rubber spatula in a figure-8 motion forming soft curds. Cook until just set but still creamy and moist, about 7 minutes.
- Transfer eggs to bottoms of bread.
- Top with cheese slices.
- Spoon pepper mixture over cheese and top with remaining bread.
- Serve immediately.
called peppers and eggs. That's all is to have besides the bread.
Wow, just made these for lunch for my son and I. Great sandwich!! I used salami and green peppers, and dried basil cause that what I had on hand. Thank you for a great new sandwich.
This made for a great and filling supper with salad and fruit. I did make some changes based on personal preference and what was on hand-- I used green pepper strips, salami, extra basil, low-fat cream cheese and low-fat cheese slices, and only 1 egg per person. I omitted the salt and used non-stick cooking spray to cook both the peppers and onions and the egg mixture in. I also added some diced grape tomatoes from the farmer's market at the end, which were wonderfully sweet against the peppery basil. Thanks for a keeper that will certainly be used again- for both breakfast and dinner!