Last week while I was off work on something of an event-filled “staycation” (we celebrated our daughter Eden’s and my mom’s birthdays, as well as our 10-year anniversary), I woke up one morning wanting to make something tasty and different, but not really having a whole lot of ingredients to work with. Due to company coming and going and plans changing and changing again, we hadn’t done a “normal” grocery shopping trip in a few weeks. As I rummaged through the cupboards and the fridge, I found a random package of six Foldit Artisan Flatbreads (no endorsement here – it’s just what I found!), eggs, a few tomatoes, and an admittedly old box of rather unappetizing frozen turkey sausage patties. I stole some spinach lettuce from Grace’s pet rabbit’s supply, and I had a meal.
I worked some life back into the turkey sausage by frying it in the melting water from its own “deep freeze,” and then breaking it up into crumbles. I sliced up the tomatoes, fried up the eggs, leaving just a bit of runniness to add moisture, and heated up the panini grill. The flatbreads grill up beautifully, with wonderful grill marks and just the right balance of textures. I was pleasantly surprised by how well these little panini (remember, “panini” is the plural – “panino” is the singular) turned out! Chels and the girls loved them! Next time I make them, it won’t just be because they were the only ingredients I had on hand!
Foldit Breakfast Panini
Don’t have Foldit Flatbreads available in your supermarket? Any whole grain flatbread should work!
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
1 package (6) Flatout Foldit Artisan 5 Grain Flax Flatbread
approx 1 cup spinach lettuce
1-2 medium size tomatoes, sliced
2-3 patties or links frozen breakfast turkey sausage
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
- Heat a small pan to medium heat for the sausage, a large pan to medium heat for the eggs, and a panini grill to high heat (you could also use a grill pan set to medium heat).
- Add frozen sausage to pan, breaking up into crumbles as it thaws and heats.
- Fry eggs in pan, preferably leaving the yolks “unpopped,” sprinkling with salt pepper to taste.
- Brush heated panini grill with olive oil.
- Lay Foldit Flatbreads out on preparation surface. On one side, add fried egg, and top with sausage, tomato, and lettuce. Fold other side over, and place on panini grill (you may be able to grill as many as four at a time, depending on the size of your panini grill).
- After a minute or two in the grill (once prominent grill marks have become visible), remove from grill and serve immediately.