Breakfast sandwiches are a universal weekend treat, this version adds new flavors with smokey chorizo and spicy aioli.
By Kara and Marni Powers
- 4 English Muffins
- 2 c baby arugula
- 1 link chorizo, cut into ¼-inch slices
- 4 T Fiery Aioli (our go-to sauce)
- 4 slices smoked mozzarella
- 2 T unsalted butter
- 4 large eggs
- Salt and pepper throughout
- 1 c mayonnaise
- 2 T extra virgin olive oil
- 1 T fresh lemon juice
- 1 t smoked paprika
- 5 shakes of Tabasco sauce (feel free to use more if you like extra spice!)
- ¼ t minced garlic
- salt and pepper throughout
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. You can make this days in advance.
- Split the English Muffins and toast both sides in a toaster oven.
- Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the slices of chorizo and fry until crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side. With tongs, transfer the chorizo to paper towels.
- Remove the toasted English Muffins from the toaster and lay the bottom halves on a work surface. Top with 2 slices of chorizo and a slice of mozzarella. Return the four halves to the toaster oven and toast slightly until the cheese is melted.
- Meanwhile, add the butter, ½ T at a time to the same skillet on medium heat. Once the butter has melted and sizzles, crack an egg into the pan. Season with salt and pepper and fry to desired doneness. Repeat with the remaining eggs and butter.
- Top each chorizo and mozzarella-covered toast with a fried egg, a heap of arugula, and salt and pepper. Slather the top halves of the English Muffins with a dollop of Fiery Aioli and cover the sandwich. Cut in half and serve.
Kara and Marni Powers are twin sister cooks, dining and blogging their way through Boston's North End and beyond. They see the act of cooking and entertaining as a form of creative expression, an art that encourages the mixing of flavors, spices, techniques and stories. Their interest in cooking dates back to their Greek grandmother’s open-arms approach, letting them taste her savory creations like her famous spanakopita. Kara and Marni's fascination with food and culture continued during their travels abroad in Europe where they saw firsthand the limitlessness of cooking.