Sunday Morning Send-Off: Egg, Cheddar and Chorizo Breakfast Sandwiches

After an action packed weekend, I wanted to create a nice Small Boston Kitchen send-off meal before my cousin has to get over to the airport and back to Virginia.  Eggs are a natural default for a Sunday morning breakfast but I wanted to give this traditional breakfast sandwich a surprising spicy twist by adding a thin slice of chorizo  (a type spicy Spanish sausage).  I then shredded up some yellow cheddar cheese and sandwiched this masterpiece in between two pieces of freshly baked sourdough bread from When Pigs Fly*.  The combination of crunchy fresh bread and hot melted cheddar paired with spicy chorizo was outstanding and the perfect end to a great weekend, if I do say so myself.

Below is a step by step guide on how to create your own perfect morning sandwich.  These instructions are for making one breakfast sandwich so you can double, triple, etc. this recipe to accommodate however many guests you have.

1. Start by toasting two pieces of bread in the oven at 400 (you'll see why you need to use the oven, or a toaster oven if you don't live in a Small Boston Kitchen and have the counter space for one)
2. Grate cheddar cheese (or other cheese of choice) into a bowl and set aside
3. Crack 2 eggs into a large bowl and with a whisk, beat the eggs until just combined.  Add a splash of milk or cream and a couple twists of fresh ground pepper and a pinch of salt.  Set aside.
4. When the bread just starts to get a little firm, sprinkle the cheese on top of each slice and then put them back in the oven and toasts them until the cheese melts and the bread is toasted.  Once this has happened, remove the bread from the oven and set aside.
5. In a medium pan, heat a small pat of butter on medium-low until it starts to bubble a little.  Add in the eggs and with a plastic spatula, swirl the egg mixture in zig-zag form.  (Scrambled eggs cook best when made on low heat and cooked slowly.)  Continue zig-zagging the spatula through the egg mixture and pause every once in a while to allow the eggs to set. Once the eggs start to thicken, start using the spatula to lift the eggs up from the bottom and turn them over.  This will ensure the eggs don't stick to the bottom and burn.
6. To assemble the sandwiches, lay out a piece of bread and layer a thin slice of chorizo (or any other meat of your choice) on top.  Gently spread out the scrambled egg on top of the meat and then top with the other piece of bread and enjoy!

* THE absolute best bread around. Period.  When Pig's Fly bread is a local fantastic company that churns out amazing fresh breads using unique and seasonal ingredients and no preservatives.  This is bread so good, it will make you cry tears of joy.  Don't be alarmed if you find yourself eating your way though a fresh bag of this amazing stuff, anyone whose ever sampled this bread has been there.

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