I had some soft potato buns and really wanted to use them before they started to get firm. I often make egg sandwiches for breakfast, but this time - since it was for dinner - I wanted something a little heartier. Admittedly, these sandwiches were a touch on the "Dagwood" side (and I'm only 34...but "Blondie" was around for a lot of my youth, so if you don't get the reference...I hate you...haha).
I basically just decided to take everything that would be in a really nice omelet and make a sandwich out of it. And for some reason right off the bat I knew that I wanted to make a chipotle mayonnaise for the sandwich. Lo and behold, I found a jar of it at the grocery store and didn't have to do it myself. And I'll tell you what, it's quite tasty!
So this was dinner one night this week. Really quite easy - and delicious if served with tater tots! :) And while it's not the most photogenic sandwich I've ever made, it certainly was yummy!
1 thick slice of ham (I found a packaged "ham steak" slice about 1/2 inch thick)
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
2 Tbl. olive oil
6 eggs, scrambled (I generally scramble my eggs with a little cream, salt & pepper)
2 Tbl. butter
White cheddar cheese, sliced (2 slices per sandwich)
Chipotle mayonnaise (feel free to make it yourself, I didn't!)
Heat up the olive oil in a pan, and throw in the peppers and onion. Add some salt to make them start breaking down. Saute these for about 4-5 minutes until they begin to get tender. While that's cooking, in a bowl scramble the eggs and set aside.
Cut the ham into pieces the same size as the buns. You can either heat the ham up on the stove in a pan (both sides) until heated through, or simply throw it in the microwave for a minute.
Add the butter to the peppers & onion, once melted add the eggs and cook over medium-high heat. Do not continue scrambling them in the pan, instead you should try for a frittata-like consistency. Move the eggs around to ensure even cooking on the bottom. Once the bottom of the eggs is cooked, place the pan under the broiler to cook the top. This shouldn't take more than 2 minutes. Slice the frittata into pieces relatively the same size as the buns. Add a smear of the chipotle mayonnaise to each side of the bun, place the cheddar cheese on first followed by the hot ham, and then the eggs.