sandwich

a refreshing brunch for this horrible weather.. ;)

This dish is inspired by a food blog called tasty-yummies.  I often crave the refreshing taste of lime especially when the weather gets warmer.  The highlight here really is the fries and the lime zest aioli on the side.  :) I didn't follow everything that Beth did with her recipe.  I couldn't go to the wet market due to the horrific weather these few days.  So I just got my potatoes from Park n' Shop near my house.  I'm not going to yap too much here and go right to the recipe.  Please give it a try at home if you have time over the weekend.  It's so easy to eat well.  :) 

Servings: 1 person

Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients: 

1 baked potato*, julienne

1/2 small onion, thinly sliced

1 egg

2 slices of bread, toasted with butter

1 tbsp butter (I used my own homemade herb butter for this sandwich)

1 slice kraft cheese

1-2 small lime zest

1/2 lime juice

1/2 garlic clove, finely chopped

3 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp cayenne pepper powder

extra-virgin olive oil

* Special preparation for the fries before baking:  Soak the fries in cold water for at least 30 minutes or overnight then rinse with water after.  Pat dry and mix the fries with 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, season with salt, pepper, lime zest, and cayenne pepper.  Transfer the seasoned fries to a baking dish with 2 tbsp of olive oil on the baking sheet and lay them evenly on the baking dish without overlapping.  

Instructions for the fries: 

1) Preheat the oven at 180ºC.  

2) Bake the fries for 30-40 minutes until crispy.  Check occasionally to avoid burning by using a spatula to move the fries or flip them to the other sides.  

Instructions for the sandwich:

1) While baking, preheat a frying pan with a little oil, add onions and cook until the onions are translucent and caramelized on medium-low heat.  This should take about 5-10 minutes.  Set aside.  

2) With the same frying pan, add a little oil under medium-low heat, pour in the whisked egg, season.  The scrambled egg should be done in less than 3 minutes.  

3) Combine the egg, cheese, and caramelized onion on the toasts to make a sandwich.  

Instructions for lime zest aioli: 

Add 2 tbsp of mayonnaise with chopped garlic, lime zest and lime juice.  Feel free to add a little cayenne pepper powder for a little extra kick.  




a perfect day for a perfect sandwich...

I couldn't help to hurry with my food shots because I was dying to take a huge bite of this sandwich.  Knowing that every ingredient was made fresh apart from the bread itself, I couldn't resist any longer.  If you happen to have a fresh ripe avocado at home, try to make some fresh guacamole.  You can eat them as dipping with chips or use them as spread to add that special fresh kick to your sandwich or wrap.   So healthy and so delicious.  Bring your own lunch to work isn't hard at all.  

Ingredients:   1 ripe avocado, mashed  1 shallot, finely chopped  3-5 cherry tomatoes, chopped into small bits  1/2 lemon juice  extra-virgin olive oil  cayenne powder   Instructions:     1) Add avocado to a mixing bowl, mash with fork    2) Add chopped shallot, cherry tomatoes and fresh lemon juice, season    3) Drizzle with a little olive oil and serve with a little cayenne powder on top  to add a spicy kick to the flavor if you like    

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado, mashed

1 shallot, finely chopped

3-5 cherry tomatoes, chopped into small bits

1/2 lemon juice

extra-virgin olive oil

cayenne powder

Instructions: 

1) Add avocado to a mixing bowl, mash with fork

2) Add chopped shallot, cherry tomatoes and fresh lemon juice, season

3) Drizzle with a little olive oil and serve with a little cayenne powder on top  to add a spicy kick to the flavor if you like