I love getting ciabatta bread from Costco. I freeze it and will use it for french bread or a variety of sandwiches such as chicken and pesto or turkey, bacon and cheese. This time I went totally different and my hubby was licking his lips. This may be the ultimate manwich or in German terms, the bouncer. A bouncer is an open-faced sandwich with an egg or two, meat and cheese. Below is my recipe, but a few other ones I found to give you ingredient inspiration.
the open-faced manwich (i.e. the bouncer)
For 6 open faced sandwiches
- Ciabatta bread, sliced in half/open faced
- Ground Italian sausage
- Italian sausage brats (approx. 4)
- 6 eggs
- 1 can tomato sauce (I used Hunt’s Four Cheese flavor)
- 1 cup Feta cheese
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- Olive oil
- Seasonings to liking (I used garlic, salt & pepper)
- Place open-faced ciabatta’s on baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and then spread a spoonful of tomato sauce on top of each bread. Broil on low for 7-10 minutes until lightly toasted and warm all the way through.
- While toasting bread, cook Italian sausage and brats in a large fry pan.
- Take the bread out and spoon the cooked sausage on top of the sauce-covered bread. Sprinkle Feta on top of the sausage.
- Cut the brats into slices and place on top of the Feta.
- Place the sandwiches back in the oven on either 350 bake or low broil (watching it)
- In the pan with meat drippings, fry your eggs over-easy (with runny yolk).
- Take your sandwiches out of the oven, place hot, fried egg on top of each one and top with cheddar, garlic, salt and pepper.
♥ more manwich love ♥
bacon & egg with argula
Other ones to try thanks to Northern Brewer Supply magazine
Veggie Bouncer (ingredients per sandwich): Dutch aged gouda, two eggs, herb butter or cream cheese. Add tomatoes or butter-softened mushrooms to the top.
Trans-Mediterranean Bouncer: Prosciutto, two eggs, giardinera or olive salad, garlic cream cheese or Boursin. Add vinegary hot sauce to top if you like it.