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european breakfast sandwich

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Patricia & Jake Fish
Williamsburg, VA

My husband and I saw something like this in a movie and adapted our own recipe. I can't take all the credit.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This European breakfast sandwich is a fancier egg sandwich for the weekend. Inside the toasted bread are a sunny-side-up egg, crispy fried prosciutto, sweet caramelized onions, and Raclette cheese. Raclette cheese is salty and slightly nutty. It's known as melting cheese, so it makes the breakfast sandwich nice and gooey. If you can't find it, Gruyere or Emmental don't melt the same but are delicious substitutes.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 1 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For european breakfast sandwich

  • 2 slice
    rustic Italian sandwich bread
  • 1 md
  • 2 slice
    prosciutto ham
  • 1-2 md
  • 1-2 slice
    Raclette cheese/any firm cheese
  • 1/4 stick
  • 3 Tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil

How To Make european breakfast sandwich

  • Frying prosciutto.
    In an iron skillet, saute the prosciutto on medium heat with extra virgin olive oil and remove it from the pan.
  • Caramelizing sliced onions.
    In the seasoned skillet, caramelize sliced onions. Push to the side to keep warm.
  • Frying an egg.
    Fry a sunny-side-up egg in the seasoned skillet and remove from the pan.
  • Assembling the sandwich.
    Butter 2 slices of bread and brown in the skillet. Take one slice and put it aside on a plate, layer prosciutto, sunny side up egg, and caramelized onions on top. Place aside.
  • Egg dripping from the European Breakfast Sandwich.
    Brown and melt cheese in the skillet. Pour over the second slice of browned bread. Put the sandwich together, slice, and enjoy. Serve with utensils.