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Herb Omelette Breakfast Sandwich with Spicy Tomato Jam

Loreto June 9, 2017

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Herb Omelette Breakfast Sandwich with Spicy Tomato Jam has flavour, texture and a few surprise elements to make it a great way to start the day.

Song of the day: “Breakfast in America” by Supertramp.

Herb Omelette Breakfast Sandwich with spicy tomato jam

Herb Omelette Breakfast Sandwich with Tomato Jam starts with a wonderfully crusted bread, a soft, velvety flavorful omelette, some amazing micro greens, and a lovely tomato jam that gives just enough kick to wake you up.

 

 

By now you know that Nicoletta and I have this Saturday ritual of going out for breakfast. We are always tasting great things, being inspired to create, and this is the part we love the most creating food that not only tastes great but looks beautiful also, I believe. Another tradition for Nicoletta and I is frequenting farmers markets here in the city and in the spring and summer months, there is a lovely outdoor market, City Market Downtown. This is where we buy eggs, greens, veggies and to fill our little oasis in the backyard, some flowers and vegetable plants.

Herb Omelette Breakfast Sandwich with spicy tomato jam

A place that we also love is Cavern, located on 104th street, and during market days we like to stop in and get a few fresh kinds of cheese to grace our week. The one that will be in the breakfast sandwich is a cow’s milk cheese from the Alps. It has flavours that will compliment the sandwich very well. The micro greens we picked up at Reclaim Urban Farm. They have a stand at the market and always have a great variety of micro greens, and later in the season zucchini flowers!!! that we are waiting patiently for.

Herb Omelette Breakfast Sandwich with spicy tomato jam

The bread was made in house by my lovely wife. She knows that I just miss that rustic crusty bread from Italy, so, lately, she has been searching for a recipe and bread making came to the top of her list, and I have to say she out did herself. The bread is fantastic. The crust crunchy and the inside so light with those air pockets and that flavour. In that moment I was back in Italy and hearing her dad cut through a nice pagnotta and that sound echoing on the marble floor. They usually say a New York minute, but this was my Italy minute.

Most breakfast sandwiches that I have tried use a soft cooked egg, sunnyside up. I wanted to do something different and Nicoletta saw an idea in a magazine about an omelette breakfast sandwich and my mind was in motion to create an herb omelette. So into our garden I went, and out I came with fresh basil and chives. A perfect combo for an omelette. For me making an omelette demands attention. The heat low but not too low, the pan non stick, maybe some olive oil or butter, I use both as I like the flavor. I wait till the pan is at a nice heat then pour in the mixed eggs then I put the herbs, and some seasoning. I let the bottom form then I sprinkle some cheese and some herbs that I have reserved onto the eggs. I use a spatula to fold in two sides, tilting the pan to aid me in this process. I place the remaining cheese on top along with some parsley, and I take it off the heat and cover it. This steams the omelette nicely, keeping it moist and silky. That’s it in a nut shell!

It’s time to get this Herb Omelette Breakfast Sandwich together!

This is the easy part. For the condiments, I used a jam we brought back from Salt Spring Island that we bought at the farmers market there. SaltSpring Kitchen Co. is a company that has so much passion for what they do, and the jams they create are magnificent. This one is a Spicy Tomato Jam just perfect to awaken our taste buds. I used a little European mayo to give a bit of creaminess to the mix. With bread toasted and condiments on, the micro greens go on one side and the omelette on the other and together they shall meet to make breakfast history.

Herb Omelette Breakfast Sandwich with spicy tomato jam

Coffee made, a special brew I concocted as I am forever a creator and love playing with my food, the breakfast sandwich made, I guess we can say “Breakfast is served!”

Herb Omelette Breakfast Sandwich with spicy tomato jam

Those micro greens just look so amazing don’t they?

Herb Omelette Breakfast Sandwich with spicy tomato jam

I bite into this beautiful sandwich, and that crust just sings in my mouth with its crunch and airiness. The tomato jam with that slight heat and acidic backdrop comes in wonderfully getting my taste buds ready for the omelette. The eggs so fluffy and moist, like silk to my tongue, and the chives and basil, the best uplifter we can find, the best antidepressant. Inside the melted cow’s milk cheese. The grassiness and creaminess of this cheese just scream organic decadence and all the flavours of this Herb Omelette Breakfast Sandwich with Spicy Tomato Jam,  swirling in my mouth like an elegant waltz.

A perfect beautiful breakfast shared with my wife and a great start to my day.

Wishing you all a Happy Friday!

Enjoy!

Song of the day: “Breakfast in America” by Supertramp.

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Herb Omelette Breakfast Sandwich with spicy tomato jam

Herb Omelette Breakfast Sandwich with Spicy Tomato Jam

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 breakfast sandwiches 1x

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, organic free range
  • 1 tbsp chives chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tsp fine chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pat of butter
  • 1/2 cup mustard micro greens
  • 1/4 cup grated fresh cows milk cheese (or cheese of your choice)
  • 2 tsp spicy tomato jam
  • 1 tsp mayo
  • 4 slices of rustic crusty bread

Instructions

Omelette:

  1. In a bowl crack eggs in.
  2. Season with salt, pepper, some of the chives and basil reserving some for later.
  3. Heat up a saute pan drizzle in olive oil and put the pat of butter in.
  4. Pour in the seasoned egg mixture.
  5. Let the bottom form, lifting the pan off the heat as to not let the eggs burn or brown too much.
  6. When the bottom has formed which takes about 1-2 minutes on low to med heat, sprinkle in the rest of the chives and basil, and the grated cow’s milk cheese.
  7. Reserve some of the cheese for after.
  8. With a spatula fold the sides into the middle and over lap.
  9. Carefully flip the omelette over and sprinkle with remaining cheese, and parsley.
  10. Take off heat and cover. Let steam for a few minutes.
  11. Take out of pan.

Sandwich:

  1. While omelette is cooking pop bread in the toaster and toast till golden in color.
  2. Spread some mayo and spicy tomato jam on all of the bread slices.
  3. Top one side with the micro greens, and on the other place 1/2 the omelette.
  4. Close sandwich and slice in half.
  5. Repeat for other sandwich.
  6. Ready to serve.
  7. Enjoy!
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31 Comments

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    Reply MDIVADOMESTICA June 9, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    I know what I’m making this Sunday! So yummy looking. Fresh herbs and spicy tomato jam with the eggs sound delicious together.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 11, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Hi Melissa, thank you for commenting, love that tomato jam and that little bit of spice that just creeps up on you. I love adding spices and herbs to eggs whether scrambled or in an omelette like in this recipe. Omelettes demand a bit of attention, but well worth it.
      Happy Sunday Breakfast!
      Loreto out.

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    Reply Isabelle @ Crumb June 9, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    This looks like a perfect indulgent weekend breakfast. Unfortunately, Salt Spring Island is a bit far for me to go for that tomato jam, there’s a jam company that’s often at my local farmers market that makes a lovely spicy tomato jam with just the right balance of sweet and heat. Now if only I could figure out how to bake a loaf as beautiful as Nicoletta’s! 🙂

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 11, 2017 at 9:23 am

      Hi Isabelle, fortunately for you Nicoletta has the recipe for this bread coming real soon, and it is so simple it will blow your mind. That is wonderful that you have a farmers market there, and that they have a good jam maker. I love fartmers markets and seeing what people are creating and their passion so beautiful to see and feel. I really hope you get to make this even if you pick up a nice crusty loaf from elsewhere.
      Happy breakfast Isabelle!
      Cheers!
      Loreto

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    Reply Food Meanderings June 10, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Haha – I had to look up the lyrics to the Super Tramp song before I could recall it!
    I need to try spicy tomato jam- I love the idea of a savoury jam on this sandwich. As usual, looks really yummy, guys!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 11, 2017 at 9:18 am

      Hi Terri
      Supertramp was one of my favorite bands growing up. Crime of the century was a nostalgic hit and one that was being played in most cars in the early 80’s. I saw Rodger Hodgson in concert. The man has a real spirit about him that makes you feel so loved, and the memory lane he takes you on is definately a magical mystery ride. Music is such a powerful thing! This jam was amazing. If you ever get a chance try to get to Salt Spring Island so beautiful. Thank you for commenting, much appreciated!
      Cheers!
      Loreto

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    Reply Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop June 10, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    That bread does look amazing…well the whole breakfast sandwich looks amazing. I would love to start my day with one of these. It sounds like you have a great Saturday tradition!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 11, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Hi Kathy, Nicoletta did a fabulous job with this bread. That crust was just so crunchy and that interior with those air voids, amazing. This is typical Italian bread that I can eat without feeling like my stomach is being inflated and weighted down, it is simple yet so delicious in texture and taste. The Saturday tradition is one we look forward to everyweek. It is a gift to ourselves for just being who we are. If you were close we would love to make you one of these over a nice brewed coffee, and some great foodie conversation, lol. Thank you so much for your comment.
      Have a wonderful Sunday Kathy!
      Loreto out!

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    Reply Natalie Browne June 12, 2017 at 7:26 am

    This looks like a perfect weekend breakfast to me and a great way to use some of the herbs growing in my garden. I love the sound of the tomato jam. I’ll have to keep my eyes open for something similar around here.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto June 14, 2017 at 5:04 am

      Hi Natalie
      One of the things I love about the weekends is breakfast. You can take your time create a wonderful dish and sit back and really enjoy it, without the pressing time issue. I hope you find a delicious tomato jam, if you can’t try using a berry jam and adding basil garlic and some sriracha, and mayo, mix it well and use that. It will be delicious in the breakfast sandwich.
      Have a great upcoming weekend!
      Loreto

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    Reply Gloria Duggan September 25, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Ok….I LOVE a good breakfast sandwich…especially when we have breakfast for dinner. The jam sounds divine. What a delicious meal anytime of day….and the fresh herbs would add so much flavour too.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto September 26, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Hi Gloria, I don’t know who set the rules for meals but some rules were meant to be broken and this sandwich would definately find its way into my life any time of the day. I love using herbs and finding wonderful combinations to elevate food. I think I was on to something when I created the omlette so I just went with it , sans thinking. Thank you for commenting.
      Happy cooking!
      Loreto

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    Reply neuroticbaker September 27, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    This looks so yummy to me and I don’t eat eggs! My son loves them though, so I’m going to make this for him.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto September 29, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      I just love when I create something and it inspires someone to try it even though they don’t like an ingredient. Makes me feel like I did some good work. Thanks so much for that. I hope your son enjoys this one.
      Have a wonderful Friday!
      Loreto out!

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    Reply gingeredwhisk September 28, 2017 at 5:39 am

    What a great breakfast! We used to do the same thing – wander the farmers markets and eat our way through our grocery shopping. It is fun to be inspired by the foods and produce that you see available. This sandwich looks great!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto September 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      I hear you on the market thing, it is such a great way to be inspired especially when the venders are so passionate about what they grow and create. Makes our job even easier.Thanks for checking out our breakfast sandwich, so glad you enjoyed it and that it brought back all those wonderful market feelings.
      Have a great weekend.
      Cheers!
      loreto

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    Reply Kathryn @ FoodieGirlChicago September 29, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Breakfast sandwiches are always one of my favorites. Love the spicy jam in this one!!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto September 29, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Hi Kathryn, I am so glad you enjoyed this wonderful breakfast sandwich. I will be creating more in the future with some interesting flavor twists. Stay tuned. Thank you for taking the time to comment, and happy cooking to you.
      Loreto

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    Reply The FoodOlic September 29, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Ok, first of all, cute cups with your initials. Second, I’m totally for skipping the normal breakfast format of boring eggs, bacon and toasts for such a lovely and creative sandwich! This spicy tomato jam sounds dreamy! Great way to start the day!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto September 29, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Let’s start a breakfast revolution, and break out of the norm. I am with you all the way. The jam was so so good, sweet spicy and lusciously moist and creamy. I loved the way it palyed on the flavors of the omlette. Truly enjoyed creating this wonderful breakfast. Thaks a bunch for commenting, and a Happy Friday to you!
      Later
      Loreto

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    Reply Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery September 29, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    What a genius idea, turning an omelet into a breakfast sandwich! That spicy tomato jam sounds amazing.

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto September 30, 2017 at 6:47 am

      Thank you Julie, don’t you love those moments when that light bulb turns on and the idea that has manifested has worked out so well. This was the case with this Herb Omlette Breakfast Sandwich. And it just so happened that we had this spicy tomato jam which has become a go to favorite with a few of the sandwiches we have made. The flavors from the herbs and cheese in the omlette to the condiments and wonderful bread made this a success story.
      Have a wonderful Saturday!
      Happy cooking!
      Loreto

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    Reply Prasanna Hede September 30, 2017 at 7:46 am

    This looks so perfect for a weekend breakfast or even for Friday night ! Spicy tomato jam is so new to me..looks yumm!

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    Reply chefcarolb2014 September 30, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    I could totally get into a breakfast sandwich like this! That spicy tomato jam sounds heavenly on a sandwich like this and your bread looks amazing!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto October 1, 2017 at 9:01 am

      Hi Chef Carol, If we could we would get one to you but for now it is totaly a virtual experience. The bread that Nicoletta made was perfect rustic crusty and you are so right about the spicy tomato jam. The flavor combinations in this recipe are wonderful, a great way to get your day started on a right note. I hope you get to try this recipe and would love to hear some feed back maybe?
      Have a great Sunday!
      Loreto

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    Reply Lois. O October 1, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    I do not eat eggs, but I am going to share this recipe with my brother in-law. He is a big egg lover and is always looking for a great egg recipe to jazz up his skills, I am sure he will love this

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    Reply Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen October 1, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    My husband makes omelettes all the time – how have we never thought to put them into sandwiches? These look gorgeous! And I’m always game for tomato jam 🙂

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    Reply Natalie October 2, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Now this is my kinda breakfast. I really love addition of spicy tomato jam, herbs and spices. Sounds wonderful. Worth trying!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto October 2, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you Natalie, Creativity is a wonderful thing especially when applied to making food. This recipe was totally inspired by the force of creativity and inspiration!.
      Happy Monday to you and THank you so much!
      Cheers!
      loreto

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    Reply The Simple, Sweet Life October 2, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    I am absolutely in love with this delicious look omelette sandwich! I’m definitely going to try it out this weekend!

    • Loreto
      Reply Loreto October 3, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you Claire, it make me very happy to know you like this so much that you are going to make it. I think you are going to love all the flavors. I would love to hear how you made out. and what you thought of this one!
      Happy cooking!
      Loreto

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