Waffle Sandwiches with Avocado, Caramelized Onions, & a Fried Egg

I love breakfast for dinner. I’d say I make scrambled eggs for dinner roughly once a week. Frittata? Love it. (Especially this one.) And crispy bacon is always good. My family has even built a tradition around breakfast for dinner on Christmas Eve.

Waffle Sandwich

So when I recently came into a new waffle iron, I immediately thought “dinner.” You may well know that I don’t like a sweet breakfast (put syrup on my buttermilk pancakes, and I will hurt you), so I don’t typically have waffles for breakfast anyway. A kick-ass waffle sandwich for dinner though? Yes or yes?

When I started building the sammie in my head, I knew this little baby was bound to have

an over-easy egg on it. I could just see the beauty that would became cutting it in half and having the yolk spill out over the rest of the ingredients and then remain on the plate as a dipping sauce.

Waffle Sammie

You also probably know that I have an obsession with caramelized onions, so they were essential as well. Some melted provolone over the onions? Duh. Avocado, aka “nature’s butter”? Absolutely. Salt, pepper. Pile all that goodness between two whole wheat waffles. Done and done. Waffle sandwiches for dinner. Let’s supp!

Here’s what I did:

Waffle Sandwiches with Avocado, Caramelized Onions, and a Fried Egg

Start with the caramelized onions. Slice in half moons:

  • 1 large yellow onion

In a large skillet over medium, heat:

  • 1 T. butter
  • 1 T. olive oil

Add the onions and:

  • 1 t. salt

Cook the onions over medium to low heat, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes, until they’re golden brown, very soft, and taste sweet.

While the onions are cooking, prepare your favorite waffle batter and set aside. (I think whole wheat does best in this situation.)

Slice:

  • 1 large, ripe avocado

When the onions are ready, make the waffles. Spoon onions over one waffle to cover it, and top the hot onions with:

  • 1 T. shredded provolone (or mozzarella)

Top that with a:

  • Fried egg, over easy (sprinkled with salt and pepper)

Smash a couple slices of the avocado with a fork on the other waffle and sandwich the two together. Repeat until you’ve made enough for your friends or until you’re full :)  Cut in half and enjoy hot!

Also, check out these Ferrero Rocher cupcakes at Fiesta Friday!

French phrase for fun:

J’ai gouté mon premier shot de germe de blé ce matin. C’est bon !

I tried my first wheatgrass shot this morning. It’s good!

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41 thoughts on “Waffle Sandwiches with Avocado, Caramelized Onions, & a Fried Egg

  1. What a fun sammie! I love breakfast for dinner, even more than having breakfast for breakfast (is that strange?). I don’t have waffles often either, but this sandwich idea is definitely shooting to the top of my list. :)

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  3. A total masterpiece! Gorgeous idea with the waffle as bread so you get the broken egg and mushed avocado to seep into the crevices! Plus, caramelized onion on anything is good! I always add it to my meatloaf and burgers!

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  5. WOW I just saw this featured at Fiesta Friday and had to visit, it looks amazing! I was traveling last week and didn’t get to check everything out. It especially caught my eye because I shared a waffle recipe myself this week- last night I put omelette ingredients in there and hoped for the best. They came out so light & fluffy, I was shocked, definitely thought it would be gross but it wasn’t! This will have to be my next recipe, eggs are the best :)

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