After our crazy weekend of eating and spending, we knew we had to eat at home this entire week to make sure we wouldn’t spend any more money. We usually do cook all dinners during weeknights, but this time we’re going to try to cook more on the weekend too. Still that doesn’t mean cooking stuff at home will only be boring bland food. There are so many simple recipes you can do after a long work day. We bought some big portobellos at Costco and decided to make some sandwiches out of them. Have I ever told you I love Costco? I haven’t gotten to writing about that yet. We ended up with a simple vegetarian sandwich that was delicious and cheap.
Portobello and Fried Egg on Ciabatta bread (for two)
2 Ciabatta bread
2 Portobello mushrooms
2 slices cheddar cheese
few lettuce leaves
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1. Wash the portobello mushrooms thoroughly and dry them as best as you can.
2. Tear off the mushroom stem. Still edible, but sticks out in a sandwich. We cook it anyways and just eat it separately.
3. Rub down the mushrooms with the olive oil. Then season with salt and pepper.
4. Heat up a frying pan. When hot, toss in the mushrooms. This takes about 10-15 minutes to get nice and juicy.
5. Toast up your ciabatta bread while you cook the mushrooms.
6. When mushrooms are a few minutes away from being finished, cook up 2 eggs. We like dropping the eggs directly on the pan.
7. Put the cheddar cheese in the caps of the mushrooms a few minutes before you finish cooking them.
9. We like to put the lettuce on the bottom, then the mushroom, fried egg, spread some condiments on the top piece of bread, and sandwich it all together!
10. Enjoy your oozey juicy portobello sandwich!
This was so delicious we made it two days in a row! Portobello mushrooms are a great substitute for meat as they feel heavier than other vegetables. The cheese isn’t so healthy, but you can always omit that. Then again, why would you?
What recipe did you make recently?