Sacramento has a plethora of good places and good eats for breakfast. A lot of the time it depends on what you’re craving and logistics. On a weekday, getting to the other side of midtown can take a minute in the trending sense of the word. And, if it’s on a weekend after 9am, well, … fuhgettaboutit. Or, just be prepared to wait.
There are a couple of places that I can mention briefly before I get into what I do for a quick and convenient breakfast while still in my shorts.
Good Breakfasts In Midtown Sacramento
If you’re in search of breakfast midtown Sacramento, then you have a couple of good choices. 1) Fox and Goose. This is an English style pub and restaurant. But, has an excellent breakfast and generally a long wait. 2) Cafe Bernardo. Excellent choice with many non-traditional selections. I like the breakfast burrito, myself.
There’s a new hot spot in the Tahoe Park area. It’s called Bacon and Butter. They serve a traditional menu, but, I hear they are excellent and it seems that the word is out because there’s always a line when I pass by.
But, I don’t always have the time to get out and sit down at breakfast. A lot of you probably know what I’m talking about. So, I put on a pot of coffee and have a bite in the kitchen. If you’re still reading then you must be interested in my own concoction for a savory breakfast sandwich.
So, I will tell you how you can make my eggcellent breakfast sandwich, that is if you’re a breakfast sandwich fanatic like me. I don’t get to go out and get breakfast as much as I’d like. Have to work a day job, you know? But I do like a good sandwich for breakfast. Not the typical muffin type of sandwich, but a real honest to goodness meal between two slices of bread.
There are some good restaurants in the Sacto area that make good sandwiches but I am going to show you what I do at home. This way I make sure that its just right.
Now, quick breakfasts tend to focus on carbs and they tend to be too sweet for me. I’m not a diabetic, but, for some reason, I just don’t tolerate a lot of sweets. So, I like savory versus sweet breakfasts (my only exception being a stack of buttermilk pancakes – my downfall).
Making A Breakfast Sandwich
So, let’s start with a good ol’ iron skillet. I try to use cast iron as much as I can because that way I am getting some iron into my body without having to take a supplement. You’re going to need a handful of spinach, ¼ yellow onion thinly sliced, olive oil, a slice of your favorite cheese and half an avocado. For seasoning, I use coarse salt, black peppercorns, and green tabasco sauce.
I like to use a liberal amount of olive oil to saute my onions on low heat of course. I don’t want them to taste burned. But, I also want them to be as tender as possible. Once they have sauteed about 3 min, possibly up to 5 depending on how big your burner is, then add the spinach and let it wilt in the skillet. Keep it stirring. Don’t let that burn either.
After that, you’ll want to add your eggs. I am not into all that egg white only stuff. But some people are. I only use 2 eggs because I don’t want my eggs to over power my bread. The liberal amount of olive oil that I used to saute the veggies is enough to scramble the eggs also.
When the eggs are done I make sure that they are formed into a little patty and I douse them with the Tabasco and top with a slice of cheese. I turn off the flame and cover with a sauce pan lid and allow the cheese to melt.
Meanwhile, the sourdough bread is toasting which I do not let brown too much. I do want the bread slightly dry but not completely toasted. I liberally spread with butter as I don’t use margarine. And I sprinkle more Tabasco onto the bottom slice of bread to hit the portion of the eggs that facedown on the pan. And smear a thin layer of smashed avocado on each slice of bread.
And there you have it, a completed masterpiece of a savory breakfast sandwich that should hold you for a while.