Saturday morning Ciabatta special
Added by jimmyace | Mon 22 Oct 2012 @ 12:07
Lazy Saturday mornings should be cherished and this recipe fills the gap allowing you to enjoy your weekend without worrying about lunch, I cook this for the wife and I, swapping the bacon and sausage on mine for the poached egg on hers, best made around 11 and served with a cup of steaming hot tea!
2 ciabatta rolls
sesame seed oil
good quality smoked bacon
cheese preferably smoked
good quality sausage or for a twist, salami or chorizo
oregano or other mixed herbs
butter or marg
optional poached egg
drizzle some sesame seed oil into a frying pan and place on a medium to high heat, while it\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s heating up thinly slice your mushrooms and place them into the frying pan, add a touch more oil and a pinch of salt and fry until browned, the sesame seed oil really brings out the flavour of the mushrooms.
while the mushrooms are cooking, turn on the grill and start grilling the bacon and sausage. I always scissor off the bacon rind before cooking and don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t go too mad on the meat, you want to be able to eat it, not fight it!
take your ciabatta rolls and cut into halves before placing the rolls crust side up under the grill too.
whilst keeping an eye on the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'shrooms and bacon, slice enough cheese to thinly cover each side of ciabatta, the rolls will only need a couple of minutes under the grill so don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t let them burn! what you\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'re looking for is to just crisp up the outer crust of the ciabatta.
whip the rolls out of the grill and remember to turn the bacon and sausage while you do it, then place the rolls on a chopping board and smear a small amount of butter over each half, cover the insides of the halves with the cheese and pop \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'em back under the grill to brown the cheese and allow it to melt into the holes of the ciabatta.
If the mushrooms are done, remove them from the frying pan and onto some kitchen towel, patting off any excess oil, at this point you can transfer the bacon and sausage to the frying pan if you wish to speed things up.
keeping an eye of the cheese topped rolls, slice some tomatoes up, coat with herbs and place in the microwave for a minute and a half on a microwaveable dish.
boil a full kettle and prep a pan for your poached egg by putting a small amount of water and salt into the pan and whacking it onto full heat.
the ciabatta\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s should be done by now so remove them and put the mushrooms and tomatoes on top of the melted cheese,
add the boiled kettle to the poaching pan and you should be ready to poach your egg, stir the water add the egg and then finish the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"manwich\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" by cutting the sausage into halves before adding the bacon and sausage, a splash of brown sauce and then push the ciabatta top back into place, the melted cheese should hold it into place nicely.
make sure the egg is correctly poached and slip it out of the pan and onto the \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"wifewich\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\", don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t push down too hard on the egg with the other half of ciabatta.
there should be enough water left in the kettle to make 2 cups of tea, serve and enjoy