Saturday, 9 November 2013

Fried Cheddar and Olive Finger Sandwiches

Egg fried bread is served in my family whenever we have leftover bread. Simple yet comforting,  it's a good way to start the day.

This morning, I decided to spoil my family by doing a little bit more to the usual egg fried bread, with an indulgent recipe from Donna Hay.

First,  spread the bread with delicious olive tapenade and top with a slice of Cheddar cheese. Sandwich with another bread. Dip the whole sandwich into the egg and milk mixture, then press into Parmesan.

To make a perfect fried bread, you've got to use butter instead of oil. Place the sandwiches on a thin pan over medium heat. Keep turning while frying, until they turn out golden with a crusty outside, and cheese is melting inside. Yummilicous!

I should thank Donna Hay for this recipe, which elevates our favourite egg fried bread to a whole new level. My family enjoyed olive tapenade for the first time, and it really enhanced the taste of sandwiches. I would explore healthy olive tapenade, and bring it more to our meals.

(Adapted from Donnay Hay's recipe)
  • 8 slices wholemeal bread, crusts removed       
  • ½ tablespoon store-bought olive tapenade
  • 4  Cheddar cheese slice      
  • 40g butter
  • 4 eggs      
  • ½ cup (60ml) milk
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups (160g) grated Parmesan       

  1. Spread 4 slices of bread with the tapenade and top with the cheese. Sandwich with remaining bread and cut each sandwich into 2.
  2. Melt the butter in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Place the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture and then press into the Parmesan. Cook, in batches, for 1–2 minutes each side or until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted.

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  1. Your Fried Cheddar and Olive Finger Sandwiches look delicious, we would just love these. Hope you are having a great day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

  2. Must taste amazing ! We love Olives but I have never thought of adding Olive tapenade to a grilled/fried cheese :-) Thanks for sharing !

  3. I really love olives and cheese paired together. This sandwich looks so good. It may be dangerous for me to make them! Thank you for stopping in and linking this week.

    1. This was one of the most-viewed links from last week's party. It will be featured tonight when this week's See Ya in the Gumbo goes live. Thanks again for linking!

  4. These sandwiches are delicious. I made them a couple of weeks ago too using some of my homemade green olive tapenade. They were so delicious I've made them again a couple of times. I need to make up a batch of black olive tapendade and give this a try.

  5. Fabulous savoury way with bread. Cheers from Carole's Chatter


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