I’ve always thought brunch was the best meal. It’s one of those meals where anything goes. You want a burger? Sure, just put an egg on it and voila it’s brunch! You want a boozy drink? Sure, just add fruit juice or something and it’s brunch!
Today, I wanted a grilled cheese sandwich and a frittata, so I put them all together and, you guessed it, it’s brunch!!
Smoked Sausage Pepper and Feta Frittata Grilled Cheese Sandwich
For the Smoked Sausage Pepper and Feta Frittata:
50g/2 oz smoked sausage (I used a Hungarian Paprika Smokie, but a smoked garlic sausage would work great), sliced into thin strips 1cm(1/2″) x 4cm(2″) in size
1 small sweet bell pepper, seeds and stem removed, thinly sliced
1/2 medium onion, roasted, chopped (I had some leftover, but 3 green onions finely chopped would be great too)
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
50g/2 oz feta cheese, crumbled
3 large eggs
6 Tbsp milk
Preheat oven to 190C/375F. Line a 20cm/9″ square cake pan with parchment paper.
Scatter the sausage, peppers, onions and celery along the bottom of the prepared pan.
Beat the eggs in a medium bowl until you have smoothly combined the yolk and white. Add the milk and whisk together until smooth. Pour over the sausage and vegetables and crumble the feta evenly over the top.
Bake on the lower rack of the preheated oven for 20 minutes until the eggs are set and the edges just start to brown. Cut into four pieces and set aside in a warm place.
For the Smoked Sausage Pepper and Feta Frittata Grilled Cheese Sandwich:
Prepared Smoked Sausage Pepper and Feta Frittata
8 slices whole wheat sandwich bread, crusts cut off to square off the bread (it’ll fit the frittata easier. It’s not to make it dainty. It just worked out that way 😉 )
100g/4 oz Cayenne Peppercorn Gouda (or any flavoured cheese that’ll melt nicely in a grilled cheese sandwich), shredded
2/3 cup softened butter, for spreading on the bread
Spread the butter on one side of two slices of bread. Lay them buttered side down on a griddle (or large pan) over medium heat. Sprinkle the bread with enough shredded gouda cheese to cover in a thick layer. When it’s done over medium heat, by the time the cheese has melted, the buttered sides of the bread will be grilled to a nice golden brown. Lay one quarter of the prepared Frittata on one slice of bread.
Lay the other prepared slice of cheesy grilled bread on top and transfer to a baking sheet. Turn the oven off and the residual heat from baking the frittata will keep the sandwich warm while you prepare the remaining sandwiches. Repeat with remaining bread, butter, cheese and frittata portions. Serves 4.