Focaccia Breakfast Sandwiches

Buy the best focaccia you can get your hands on for this egg and prosciutto breakfast sandwich.

Focaccia Breakfast Sandwiches
Photo:

Victor Protasio

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4

Skip the sliced bread and even the fancy sourdough (gasp!). Instead, find the best focaccia in town for these breakfast sandwiches. You'll be glad you did. Focaccia is soft, fluffy, and buttery with large crannies that hug whatever filling you sandwich inside. In this rendition, cheesy scrambled eggs, salty prosciutto, fresh spinach, and parmesan-roasted tomatoes bulk up these satisfying sammies. Keep this recipe close by next time it's a breakfast-for-dinner kind of night.

Ingredients

  • 18 oz. focaccia loaf, halved horizontally

  • 2 small beefsteak tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-in.-thick rounds

  • 1/3 cup olive oil

  • 4 tbsp. grated pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese, divided

  • 9 large eggs

  • 1/4 cup whole milk

  • 1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more for tomatoes

  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, plus more for tomatoes

  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

  • 5 oz. thinly sliced prosciutto

  • 2 cups packed baby spinach

Directions

  1. Preheat broiler with oven rack 6 inches from heat.

  2. Place focaccia, cut side up, and tomatoes on a baking sheet. Brush both with oil. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and pepper and 2 tablespoons cheese. Broil until focaccia is golden and cheese has melted, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Whisk eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and remaining 2 tablespoons cheese in a bowl until smooth.

  4. Melt butter in a large nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium-low. Add egg mixture; cook, stirring gently and constantly, until soft curds form, 3 to 5 minutes.

  5. Cut each focaccia half into quarters. Place eggs on bottom focaccia pieces. Top with tomatoes, prosciutto, and spinach. Place focaccia tops on each sandwich.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

652 Calories
33g Fat
51g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 652
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 465mg 155%
Sodium 2318mg 101%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 213mg 16%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 702mg 15%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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