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.
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.
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.)
- 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!
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!