Pesto Egg Sammie


1 egg, fried
2 pieces of bacon, cooked crispy
2 slices fresh tomato
1 slice cheese (white cheddar, colby or pepper jack)
1 Tablespoon pesto
1 thin sandwich bun


After frying an egg, remove egg from pan and place the two pieces for the sandwich bun on the pan to lightly toast the bread.  Spread pesto on one piece of the bun and place a slice of cheese on the other piece of the bun.  Add egg, fresh sliced tomato and bacon on top of the pesto bun and then top with the sliced cheese and remaining bun.

I enjoy growing fresh herbs in my garden and in various containers on my deck.  I do not consider myself a “green thumb” but I can really grow basil.  I find that it grows alright indoors, where I like to keep the herb in a container until the threat of frost is gone.  Once the weather cooperates, I will move my basil to the outdoors in a sunny spot on my deck.  With easy care including plenty of summer sunshine and constant watering, I find that my basil plants seem to really take off and grow.  That is when I get excited because happy basil plants mean I am well on my way to having some fresh pesto.

What I love about pesto is that it is so versatile.  I enjoy using pesto as a spread on sandwiches, particularly on the Pesto Egg Sammy recipe featured here.  The combination of flavors is amazing and it is the kind of breakfast that will keep me from being hungry much before lunchtime.  I also like to use pesto on any type of pasta and then add shrimp or chicken along with tomatoes and a little extra parmesan, such as in the Chicken Pesto Pasta recipe I am sharing.  


Chef Char teaches cooking classes in Kitchen 242, located in the Muskegon Farmers Market.  Chef Char also is a regularly featured chef on WZZM TV13 in Grand Rapids.  She enjoys teaching easy and healthy recipes to home cooks and “little chefs” who are curious about cooking.  Tickets for Chef Char’s cooking classes are available through Eventbrite and can be found at this link:–muskegon/chef-char/