A Healthier Breakfast Sandwich

by jerseygirl on October 2, 2011 · 10 comments

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If you want a good breakfast sandwich, New Jersey is the place to get one. You can get a good, greasy pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich at most diners and the Jersey shore is known to have some of the best. They are usually eaten on a hard roll or some places make them on bagels. I am sure Snookie or the The Situation has had many of these sandwiches after their hard nights out on the town as they are the perfect hangover food. As much as I would love to eat one of these sandwiches every week, I really don’t want my cholesterol level to hit the roof. So I’ve created my own breakfast sandwich that still tastes good but will also give you plenty of energy throughout the day.

I made my husband this vegetarian sandwich one morning and he declared it was the best breakfast sandwich I have made. It is a good thing he has a short memory because I have made pork roll, egg and cheese sandwiches before. He must have forgotten since I can’t imagine he’d take this over a pork roll sandwich. I do think this is a good consolation prize. There is something about eggs and avocados together in a sandwich that makes me want this for breakfast all the time. I like to load up the sandwich with Siracha sauce but not every one’s taste buds like things that spicy. Use as much or as little as you like. You can also use ketchup instead. I used whole wheat bread and low fat cheddar cheese on this sandwich but feel free to substitute any cheese or bread you like. If you still crave a good, greasy sandwich, you can also try my pork roll, egg and cheese sandwich by clicking HERE but I warn you that this is just as satisfying.

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Spicy Grilled Egg, Avocado and Cheese Sandwich
Recipe type: breakfast sandwich
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4
A great way to start your day!
  • 1 TBS canola oil, plus extra for greasing pan
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread
  • Siracha sauce (ketchup can be substituted)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 slices part skim or low fat cheese
  • cooking spray
  1. In a large non- stick pan, heat oil on medium heat and saute avocados for a few minutes. Add eggs to pan. Stir until eggs and avocados are mixed together and cooked until firm. Remove from pan and reserve in a bowl. Wipe out pan and grease with more oil. Divide egg mixture into 4 portions and place on top of 4 slices of bread. Top with Siracha sauce, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and 2 slices of cheese each. Top with remaining bread slices and cook in a pan on medium heat sprayed with cooking spray. Turn sandwiches and cook until bread is toasted on both sides and cheese is melted.


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Erica October 2, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Loveeeeeeeeee the avocado in there! Such a great addition


That Girl October 3, 2011 at 8:28 am

I've never heard of either of these sandwiches!


Deborah October 3, 2011 at 10:09 am

This looks soooo good. I think I may have everything on hand, too!


The Japanese Redneck October 3, 2011 at 10:17 am

Very interesting. I might would have to add just a little bit less of that siracha.


Snooky doodle October 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm

this looks so good 🙂


brandi October 4, 2011 at 11:21 am

i love avocado with eggs! they're so good together.


The Food Hunter October 5, 2011 at 11:24 am

I wish I had one of these this morning.


thefarmgirlcooks October 5, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I'm drooling thinking about pork roll, egg, and cheese! I haven't thought about one of those in ages…

I love the combo of eggs and avocado. If you happen to have a spicy chipotle-tomato salsa on hand, try that as a condiment and pile it inside warm tortillas (flour are tastiest).


Aggie October 5, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Oh Lisa this looks SO good! I love egg sandwiches and have them for lunch most days. I'm loving this one with avocado!


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