I need to work on my recipe naming. This one is a bit long. I couldn’t decide if I could really call this a sandwich since it only had a bottom hence the “open faced”. Then I struggled with putting every ingredient in the title. Do I call it an Open Faced Bacon Egg Spinach Avocado Portobello Sandwich? Whoa…definitely not. I finally settled on Open Faced Bacon and Egg Portobello Sandwich. That works!
Mother Nature has been a bit rowdy this week here in Connecticut. She dumped a bunch of snow on us…twice. It forced me to do a lot of home workouts and come up with a new recipe. I guess I’ll forgive her.
This Open Faced Bacon and Egg Portobello Sandwich was awesome tasting. Logistically speaking, it was a bit tough to eat without everything falling apart all over the plate. I played around a bit with the layering order but was mostly too hungry so just ate it as it was.
Open Faced Bacon and Egg Portobello Sandwich
- 1 Portobello Mushroom
- 2 Eggs
- 2 Pieces of Bacon
- Handful of Spinach
- 1/2 Ripe Avocado
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Take your portobello mushroom and wipe it with a damp paper towel. Remove the stem and scoop out the scales with a spoon. NomNomPaleo has a great basic tutorial here. Brush both sides of mushrooms with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Put the mushroom in the oven on a baking dish or tin foil for 15 minutes.
While the mushroom is in the oven start your sandwich components. First I cut the 2 pieces of bacon in half to make 4 smaller pieces. Cook those over medium heat until desired crispiness. Remove bacon and set aside. Cook 2 eggs in the bacon grease sunny side up or over hard.
Once the mushroom is done cooking start layering. The first time I did the eggs, then spinach, then bacon, and topped it with avocado.
The second time I layered mushroom, bacon, eggs, spinach, and then avocado. This way was easier to eat! (but not as pretty of a picture)
How would you layer this? And what would you have called it?
Tomorrow I’m off to….wait for it….Puerto Rico!! I can not wait for some sun, sand, warm weather, and beach cocktails! I’ll report back soon!