24 Hour Denver Sandwich

Time: 15

True comfort food – 24 hours a day! My dad is an expert denver sandwich maker, if that is a title. When I was growing up at home, you could find him making a denver at 3 am, 7 am, lunch or dinner. He seemed to magically always have the ingredients for the sandwich that always hits the spot!

Music Selection: John Denver – Thank God I’m A Country Boy

Ingredients:

Olive oil

1 small onion, finely diced

½ red or green onion (or both), finely diced

Optional: 4 mushrooms, finely diced

1 green onion or chives, finely diced

½ cup tomatoes finely diced (I like using firm cherry tomatoes)

½ cup grated cheddar

½ cup ham, finely diced

6 slices old cheddar cheese

12 slices bread

12 eggs

Mayonnaise

Mustard

Optional: sriracha or hot sauce

optional: sweet pickles

Directions:

Heat oil in small skillet and saute the onion, red pepper and mushrooms. Saute until onions are cooked through. Remove and put in bowl. Set aside.

In another bowl, beat 2 eggs. Salt/pepper. Add in 1/6 of the ham, 1/6 of the tomato, 1/6 of grated cheddar, and 1/6 of the chives. Mix well. Add in 16 of the onion/pepper/mushrooms.

Heat skillet with butter or oil. Slowly pour in the eggs and using a spatula, keep shaping it while it cooks into the shape of your bread. When it is set, gently flip it. Place a slice of old cheddar on top and turn off heat and cover to let cheese melt.

In the meantime, toast 2 slices of bread on a medium setting. When done, cover one side lightly with mayonnaise and the other side with mustard and/or srircha. On one slice place the egg. For fun, consider a layer of sweet pickle. Cover with other slice of toast and cut in half. Good any time of day (or night)!

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