Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Childhood Lunch Sandwich

This is the sandwich that inspired this crazy onigiri I posted a while back. I have no idea where it came from or who invented it so as far as you or I or anyone else is concerned, my mom made it up. Since it's associated with my school lunchtime, I called it childhood lunch sandwich.

This horrific image is an insult to the deliciousness of this sandwich, but it's the best I got ^^;

It can be made with just about any kind of not-sweet bread; I remember mostly whole-wheat, but it's been made with white, as well as ciabatta rolls and whatever else we had on hand.

Childhood Lunch Sandwich.
Serves 1
2 slices sandwich bread, or equivalent (whole-wheat hamburger buns shown)
1 egg
1 tsp. butter, or equivalent
1 slice American cheese, or equivalent (extra sharp cheddar shown)
Generous heap rosu (vegetarian rosu shown)

Optional: toast the bread with the cheese on it so it's warm and melty. This is not necessary if you're actually bringing it for lunch, as it will be not-warm by the time you eat it.

1. Heat a skillet on medium. Grease with the tsp. butter. Crack the egg into it and break the yolk using your chopsticks.

2. When the bottom as set, flip it over and heat 'til fully cooked.

3. Place the egg on top of the bread with cheese, if toasting. If not toasting, put the cheese on the egg so it melts before putting it on the bread.

4. Add the rosu and fold in the edges of the egg.

5. Place the other piece of bread on top. TADA! YOU'VE MADE SANDWICH!!!

For an authentic bag lunch experience pair with a package of toasted seasoned nori and a container of pudding.

For a healthier lunch experience, pair with salad and a side of fruit :D