When you’re a kid, the lunchroom becomes a significant aspect of your development as a person. I’m curious as to what you’re consuming. Who exactly are you speaking with? With whom are you presently seated? What do you have that others would like to buy?
Lunchtime was never without its share of drama, but one thing we could always expect was a tasty sandwich: cold meats, cheese, and lettuce, all wrapped up in our matching purple Pocahontas lunchboxes.
Obviously, a long time has passed since we used to enjoy a simple pepperoni on white (one of the shortcut sandwiches my mom came up with), and now, a slice of perfect white bread feels like an indulgent treat, whether it’s a classic PB&J, a slice of buttered toast, or something cutting-edge, like this “Green Eggs & Ham” Grilled Cheese.
Anyhow, we couldn’t wait to try out the Million Dollar White Bread from Cobblestone Bread Co. It’s the traditional white sliced bread that everyone loves for its silky softness and neutral flavor.
While we’ve certainly progressed from the days of school lunches and Dr. Seuss’s story circles, maybe it isn’t time to put our Pocahontas lunchboxes in the attic along with the green eggs and ham.
To appeal to an older audience, we’ve reimagined the classic childhood dish by layering cured Italian ham, pesto, arugula, and white cheddar between two slices of sweet and soft Million Dollar White Bread. The bread gets nice and crisp on a buttered skillet, and it can easily support the heft of the fried egg, pesto, cheese, ham, arugula, and other toppings.
I’d call that a sandwich.
- 8 slices of white cheddar cheese
- 8 slices of cured ham
- 4 slices of white bread
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of arugula
- 4 tablespoons of pesto
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Olive oil should be warmed in a cast-iron or nonstick pan over medium heat. Put an egg into the pan and let it fry up in the sunshine. After cooking, remove it from the pan and set it aside.
- 1 tablespoon of butter should be added to the pan. In a frying pan, arrange the bread with the pesto side up.
- After layering each slice of Cobblestone bread with two cheese pieces, serve half of the prosciutto and half of the arugula.
- Create an egg sandwich by laying the egg on top of one slice of bread and folding the other slice over it. When grilling, flip the sandwich once, so the cheese melts but be cautious not to break the egg yolk.
- With the second sandwich, simply repeat the process with the remaining ingredients. Serve by slicing each sandwich in half with a sharp knife.