What do you like to do with the bounty of winter greens from Tucson CSA and our local farmers markets? Sometimes I make them disappear in recipes like this Leafy Green Whole Wheat Lasagna or a pot of Spicy Greens and Beans. More recently I’ve been enjoying them for breakfast in this Hearty Winter Sandwich. As its name implies, this Hearty Winter Sandwich is entirely representative of the winter crops that flourish in Baja Arizona.
It starts with two crusty slices of levain from Barrio Bread, which you can find at Tucson CSA or the Barrio Bread bakery. After the bread has been brushed with olive oil and pan toasted, each piece is respectively lathered with garlicky hummus and a spoonful of mostly-sweet-but-slightly-bitter orange marmalade from Sleeping Frog Farms. Once the bookends to this Hearty Winter Sandwich are taken care of, you can focus on the heart of the sandwich: sautéed winter greens (think arugula, kale, mustard greens), melt-in-your-mouth sweet potatoes, and a fried egg.
Yes, I went there. A fried egg with a yolk that, when poked, will generously coat and improve the flavors of everything it touches. Can we just agree that a runny fried egg should be added to everything?