A Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Sandwich

Today’s post for me is a bittersweet one. One of our dear members of the SRC, Daniel Saraga of The Haggis and The Herring, passed away recently. His demise was an unexpected one. His wife Meredith posted a very touching eulogy which gives you an insight into the lovely person Daniel was. His passing came as a great shock to our group of bloggers. Even though I’d never met him personally, I teared up as soon as I read about this. It is amazing the bonds that blogging forms and nurtures. Daniel was a cheerful spirit and I know he will be greatly missed. As part of a tribute to honor him, the SRC members have come together and  decided to showcase a recipe from his blog.

I was pressed for time, but I wanted to be a part of this tribute. So I picked a sandwich for today’s reveal. Even though this humble sandwich is so simple to put together, it is absolutely delicious. Further more, it is extremely versatile, so you can easily switch things up to suit your preferences. I made this for breakfast today and I know that this sandwich will feature now and again at our breakfast table. So here’s to Daniel and his wonderful family. Meredith, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time.

Breakfast Sandwich
Makes 1

2 slices of fresh white bread
2 rashers of bacon, fried to your liking
1 egg, fried easy over
Salt and crushed black pepper, to taste
A small knob of butter
Grated cheese (Use whatever you like)
Tomato ketchup
Thai Sriracha sauce

Spread a little butter on one slice of bread.

Place the egg and the rashers of bacon over it.

Place the grated cheese over the eggs and bacon.

Pour a few drops of Thai Sriracha sauce over it. Use this hot sauce to taste.

On the other slice, spread some tomato ketchup and top the sandwich with it.

Sit back and enjoy with a steaming hot mug of coffee.


A ridiculously good sandwich

This is going to be a quick post, because I was having my doubts about whether or not I should post something so ridiculously simple. But in the end the freshness and the taste of this sandwich triumphed.

Back when I was in college, we had this amazing cafe really close by that served some of the most amazing snacks and it was a fact that if you couldn’t find a person on campus, you’d definitely find them at this cafe. On offer was a range of savory puffs, rolls, cutlets, sweet stuff and sandwiches. This humble tomato cheese sandwich was my favorite. Just recently, out of nowhere I really wanted to have one of these and there was no way that I was going to travel 1 hour to and another hour back just to get a taste of this, considering how easy it was. So I ran to the kitchen and in less than 5 minutes I was happily munching away on one. At that moment nothing could’ve tasted better. This sandwich is so simple, that nothing can go wrong really.

But don’t take my word for it. Try it out yourself and let me know what you think of it. Its a meatless sandwich that I absolutely love.

Tomato Cheese Sandwich
Makes 1 sandwich

2 slices of bread
Butter, to spread
1 tomato, sliced
A slice of cheese
Salt, to taste
Freshly crushed black pepper corns, to taste

Spread butter on one slice and top that slice with slices of tomato. The butter prevents the slice of bread from getting too soggy from the juice of the tomato.

Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the slices of tomato to season it.

If you’d like, you can butter the other slice of bread and place a slice of cheese over it.

Cover the slice of bread that has the tomato slices on, with the one that has the cheese slice on.


This sandwich (hardly a recipe 😉 ) is linked to –
A Little Birdie Told Me
Tuesdays at the Table
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday

Chicken Mayo Sandwich

Here’s a quick way to deal with hunger pangs after a day at work using just a few things that most of us will be able to assemble at any point. The humbly chicken mayo sandwich. What I love about sandwiches, is that like salads, they are extremely versatile. You can use a number of ingredients or leave out certain ingredients according to what you like or dislike and you can literally do no wrong. So even those of you who have never cooked before will be able to put this together. Serve it with a piece of fruit or some yogurt and you have a decent packed lunch. Honestly, I love a working lunch like this rather than having a fussy meal. I don’t mind something more elaborate for dinner.

This sandwich is really simple to put together if you keep a few things at hand. For example, having some leftover grilled or roasted chicken is a life saver. But even if you don’t here’s what I do. I simply marinade a chicken breast, cut into smaller pieces with some salt, a dash of lime juice and some ginger garlic paste for about 15 minutes and I add some water (not too much) and boil it till its done. You can then keep this refrigerated till you need to use it.

Chicken Mayo Sandwich

2 tsp Homemade Mayo (you can add more if you like)
Some shredded chicken
A couple of leaves of iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 tomato, sliced
Salt to taste
Freshly crushed black pepper, to taste
2 slices of sandwich bread

Mix the mayo, chicken and lettuce and spread this on one of the slices of bread.

Placed the slices of tomato on the other and season with some salt and pepper.

Place one over the other and enjoy.

This recipe is linked to –
Tuesdays at the Table
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Real Food Wednesdays
Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try
A Little Birdie Told Me

Skillet Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Today’s post posed quite a dilemma for me. I almost didn’t do this post, but then I decided that this delicious sandwich was too good to pass up. Its such a simple sandwich to put together, which is why I had second thought about posting it, but the taste obviously won that battle. I couldn’t help thinking of those that might be out there that haven’t tried this sandwich before. I know I hadn’t till a couple of weeks ago.

It so happened that early one evening, I was famished. I needed to eat something and I needed it at that very moment. I had just returned home from grocery shopping and didn’t bother to pick up anything to munch on. I’m glad I didn’t. Not eating junk food is always a good thing, isn’t it? So there I stood, before my open refrigerator, staring blankly at what was on the shelves, willing for something to shout out and relieve those hunger pangs. And friends, its during those moments of almost delirious desperation, that I decided to try this sandwich out. It took me just a few minutes to make since theres no need to wait for the butter to soften or even grate the cheese, and when I tasted it, it was so much better than I could’ve ever imagined. It was pure bliss. Later that evening, I treated my husband with one and he asked for a second one after just taking a bite. Thats how good it was. This has become a favorite in my house. I hope you will try it out too.

What I like about this particular grilled sandwich is that you don’t need any fancy equipment. Everyone has a skillet lying around in their kitchen, so this is a grilled sandwich that everyone can enjoy.

Skillet Grilled Cheese Sandwich
(Makes one sandwich, but you can easily make as many as you wish)

2 slices of sandwich bread
1 slice of cheese (you can use any variety you like)
A couple of tsp butter

Place the slice of cheese between two slices of bread.

Place a dollop of butter in a skillet over low to medium heat. You don’t want the butter to burn.

Place the sandwich in the pan and let it brown off, uncovered till a little crisp.

Carefully turn the sandwich over, place a couple of smaller dollops of butter on the sides of the pan and lift the edges of the sandwich to help it under. Brown off that side of the sandwich as well.

Take off the heat. I cut it into two rectangular pieces, but you don’t have to, cut them any way you like, if you want to cut it, or leave it whole.

Eat while its still hot.

Look at all that golden melted gooey goodness of the cheese.

This recipe is linked to –
Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try
Whats Cooking Wednesday
Real Food Wednesday
What’s On The Menu Wednesday
Hearth And Soul

Coconut Coriander Chutney – Savory Sandwich Spread

A coconut coriander chutney is probably one of the humblest of all sandwich fillings. It has so many wonderful flavors that mingle to form one well balanced spread. There is absolutely no cooking involved, which is a welcome relief in these sweltering conditions. I’ve jotted down the quantities and the ingredients that I use for the chutney in this post, but you can play around with them to get the flavors you prefer. In India, theres probably hundreds if not thousands of recipes for this chutney. This is one my grandmother and mother used, but my husband tweaked and I’d dare say perfected it. Its not too spicy so even children can enjoy this, and believe me they do.

This chutney keeps very well. So you can make it ahead of time and refrigerate it for up to a week and use it as and when you need to.

Here’s a few options on what you can do with this spread –
1) Chutney sandwich – Spread it over some buttered slices of bread. I think it goes well with slightly toasted slices as well.

2) Chutney Cheese sandwich – Butter a slice of bread and spread some of the chutney over it. Top with a slice of cheese or grated cheese, whatever you have at hand. Cover this with another slice of bread.

3) Veggie Delight sandwich – Butter a slice of bread and spread some of the chutney over it. Place some slices of tomato and cucumber on it. Cover this with another slice of bread.

These are just a few sandwich combos to get you started. I’m sure you’ll come up with many more and I’d love to hear about them. And oh yes, how can I forget –

4) With rice – On days of fasting, my mum used to serve us this chutney with a small portion of warm, plain rice to get us through the day.

Check out how I make my Coconut & Coriander Chutney here –

Coconut Coriander Chutney

1 cup freshly grated coconut
1 large bunch of fresh coriander, leaves and tender stalks (About 1 tightly packed cup)
6 small cloves of garlic or 2 large cloves of garlic
3/4″ ginger
1 green/red chilly
1 tbsp sugar
1 walnut sized ball of tamarind, soaked in 1/4 cup water
Salt to taste

Tip all the ingredients except the coconut into a blender or food processor. Blitz to form a puree.

Add the coconut and blitz again. You can leave this spread as coarse or grind it as finely as you like. I like it ground fine but not too fine. You may need to add a dash of water to help the ingredients grind well.

Taste and adjust the flavors, if needed.

Store in a container, refrigerate for up to a week and use as and when needed.

This recipe is linked to –
Mouthwatering Mondays
A Little Birdie Told Me
Tuesdays At the Table
Tuesday Night Supper Club
Delectable Tuesday
Let’s Do Brunch

Peanut Butter Nutella Sandwich – An instant chocolate fix!

Just the other day big time hunger pangs caught me by surprise. And what I was doing at the time wasn’t helping either. Any guesses? Yes, I was looking through some wonderful food blogs with the most amazing pictures. That just made things worse. I needed something, anything, quickly. While I was browsing, I came across a post for a peanut butter nutella sandwich. I love peanut butter. Sometimes, I have a plain peanut butter sandwich, other times, I indulge in a peanut butter and jam one. I also love the flavor of nutella, but i find it a tad too sweet. I really don’t remember which blog I had stumbled upon (Note to self: Next time make a note of such blogs not just the recipes they offer), but I must admit, I just couldn’t see these 2 individually wonderful yummy things coming together. But by that time I was so hungry and since there wasn’t any cooking or major prep work involved, I decided to try it out. My dear friends, I was astonished. This was an awesome sandwich. I skimped on the Nutella because of the sweetness, but the flavor was all there. What worked even better, was that the saltiness of the peanut butter was helping to cut through the sweetness of the Nutella. All in all, a great instant chocolate fix. You’ll be smiling for a while after you’ve had it. Will I make this sandwich again? Not too often, but hell yeah!

Peanut Butter Nutella Sandwich

2 slices of bread
Crunchy Peanut Butter
Spread some peanut butter on one slice and Nutella on the other. Put the slices together, sit back and relish it. Let the goodies do their thing!

This post has been linked to –
What’s Cooking Thursday
Full Plate Thursday
Thrilling Thursday
Sweet Tooth Friday
Sweets for a Saturday
Decidedly Healthy or Horridly Decadent