Empty Fridge Sandwich

Empty Fridge Sandwich

by BiteSizedJessica on February 7, 2012

Recently I haven’t been shopping much for food and our fridge has been pretty much empty the past few weeks. I woke up the other morning on a rainy day off, hungry and lazy. I didn’t want to go out to the market, and decided to make do with what we had in the house. And we literally only had 3 eggs, a can of anchovies, some capers and a little nub of manchego that had seen better days. So that’s what I ate – the hardboiled, sliced eggs, still warm, with capers, anchovies and the shaved cheese on top. I also drizzled on some of this amazing olive oil my mother brought me back from a recent trip she took to Tuscany.

As I sat and ate my hodgepodge snack, I felt pretty pleased with what I’d come up with. It wasn’t the prettiest breakfast I’ve made, but it was tasty. It felt like the makings of a bigger, better snack.

Even though Jon doesn’t like hardboiled eggs, I convinced him that this would be a pretty open-faced sandwich. We got some ciabatta and used the end pieces of the loaf to make my scrapplings snack into an open faced sandwich. I spread some artichoke tapenade on the toast, added some pickled cherry peppers and fresh thyme, and what started out as a totally bushleague snack became this great little sandwich.

(Makes 2 sandwiches)

2 hardboiled eggs
Artichoke tapenade


    1. Toast bread. Spread tapenade. Arrange eggs, capers, anchovies, peppers, and thyme.
    2. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and eat while the eggs and bread are still warm.

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hungry dog March 2, 2012 at 8:02 pm

This actually sounds great to me, a little Spanish, no? I’ve recently come around to eggs and I’ve always been a fan of anchovies.

BiteSizedJessica March 7, 2012 at 11:24 am

Yes, it is a bit Spanish – a friend of mine is in Barcelona now and says she’s come across tapas similar to this in various restaurants and bars around the city.

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