The Epic Veggie Breakfast Sandwich

Are you ready for the epic-ness (or jaw breaking badness) of this veggie sandwich. Sure I stacked it a bit high, but look at that towering feat of veggie goodness.

The Epic Veggie Sandwich via Bakers Royale

In fact I would have added another layer of crispy beets and carrots, but I ran out of time.

That’s right, I ran out of time, because this sandwich is going toe-to-toe against Matt’s  The Big “Big” Breakfast Sandwich. As many of you know, my husband is also a food blogger, so we are always spit-balling ideas and recipes, but at some point we usually part ways.

The Epic Veggie Sandwich from Bakers Royale

With that, we thought it would be fun to do a Blogger vs. Blogger challenge that resulted in a stand-off of Meatless Monday vs. Meaty Monday. The only parameter we each had to follow was to create a breakfast sandwich, and if you check out Matt’s post, you’ll see there are two identical components: crepe-thin omelette (I added a few more things to mine) and the fried egg that neither of us could skip.

But from there, we go our separate ways. I love his for its unapologetic layering of calories stacked with Jenga-like care. As for mine, I’m not a vegetarian, but I just don’t eat meat all that much and I prefer my veggie patties in the morning over meat-filled dishes. But knowing his was going to be stacked to ridiculous heights, I couldn’t let mine fail to meet the same task.

The Epic Veggie Sandwich with Bakers Royale

Here’s where the fun comes in—we would love to hear which one you guys prefer: The meaty madness of the The Big “Big” Breakfast Sandwich or the health-i-fied version (kinda) of The Epic Veggie Breakfast Sandwich. Leave a comment below and tell me what you think.

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The Epic Veggie Breakfast Sandwich

Yield: 1 sandwich

Ingredients:

Omelette

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon leeks
  • salt and pepper to taste

Layers

  • 1 veggie pattie
  • 1 slice extra sharp cheddar cheese or your preferred cheese
  • 1 fried egg
  • 1 roasted cauliflower slice (see notes for roasting)
  • 3-4 slices avocado
  • 1 handful of micro greens
  • 1 roll

Directions:

  1.  To make omelette: Cover a large 10-inch pan with non-stick spray and place over medium heat. Combine and whisk all ingredients in a bowl. Pour mixture into pan and using the handle swirl it until the mixture completely covers the bottom of the pan. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, or until omelette is fully cooked through. (You should not have to flip this since the omelette should be paper-thin from using a large pan.) Remove from heat and fold two times to create a four-layer triangle.
  2. Assembly: Place folded omelette onto bottom of roll. Place 1 piece of cheese on top of veggie patty and melt either in microwave or under broiler, once melted, place it on top of the omelette. Layer with fried egg, cauliflower slice, avocado, micro greens and top of roll. Serve immediately.

*To roast cauliflower: Trim cauliflower and cut cauliflower into ¼ inch slices. Place slices on a bake sheet and drizzle olive oil on top. Transfer to an oven heated to 425 degrees and roast for about 20 minutes or until slices are browned around the edges.

 

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Comments

  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonThe Blonde Chef says

    OMGSH! This IS epic! ( and looks like the veggie sandwich of my dreams!) I will definitely be making this, STAT!

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJessica | Saucy Pear says

    I’d happily eat either of these (one would make my jeans a lot tighter, but sometimes that’s ok). Do you ship?! No? Ok, I’ll head to the kitchen myself then :)

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen says

    This looks like today’s breakfast! I’d naturally have to go with your sandwich!!

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonTori@Gringalicious.com says

    I love both of them so much that I can’t decide! If I were going to actually eat one though, I would choose yours.

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonNicola Miller Editor of The Millers Tale says

    Know what? You should add Gastro-Psychic to your tagline because I WAS JUST THINKING about what to feed my non flesh eating husband when we have burger Tuesdays (I’ll spare you the long and boring reason for why Tuesdays is burger day!).

    Anyway, we are both tired of flabby Quorn burgers and he loves cauliflower and I love building things-in-a-bun mega stacks…so thank you, thank you, thank you.

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonLiz @ Floating Kitchen says

    I love this blogger vs. blogger post! With two talented bloggers under one roof, I can only imagine what amazing things must be coming out of your kitchen all the time!

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonEyecandypopper says

    Definitely the veggie one for me! I probably wouldn’t be able to finish it! Hahaha but there’s no way I could eat so much meat.

  8. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    oh my gawd . . you guys are awesome. . As much as I love Matt’s blog and recipes, I’m with you on the vegetarian breakfast sandwich. . I’m big on veggie and this one is indeed, epic! Wowza!! love!

  9. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonEmilie@TheCleverCarrot says

    That drip! You got the yolk drip- brilliant! Let’s just say that both sandwiches are super creative, well thought out, and gorgeously photographed. I actually want to eat both. But I’m going with yours Naomi bc you somehow managed to pile everything that I love in between bread (I’m eating a TJ’s veggie burger as we speak…) Oh, and that cauliflower! What a lovely texture against the delicate layers of omelette. Cheers to you both! :)

  10. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonShawn @ I Wash You Dry says

    Oh wow, this looks absolutely incredible! I’m on a veggie kick lately, so I’m definitely all over this one!

  11. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    What a fun challenge! I remember my other half and I did a bread challenge a few years ago and it was so fun! Both these breakfast sandwiches are awesome, I can’t choose which I prefer!

  12. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMarissa says

    That is a serious throw down of breakfast sandwiches! That roasted cauliflower layer on the veggie version is calling my name! If they were both on a menu, my husband and I would split them both in half and share. We have a great pizza place in town and always order half hippy half cowboy…you can guess the toppings. 😉

  13. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAmanda-Kate says

    Both burgers look amazing! I have been delving into vegetarian dishes more and more as I slowly seem to be growing out of the taste for meat.
    Can you tell me what brand or recipe you used for your veggie patty? Thanks so much!

    A.K.