Swiss, Fig Jam and Spinach Sandwiches

I am not a jam eater. I have spent 23+ years enjoying sandwiches and biscuits jam free and I fully intended to keep it that way. Then I met Dave who has a preference for choosing odd jams and preserves for his peanut butter sandwiches. The first peanut butter sandwich he gave me included cherry preserves, I was hooked. We already had this fig jam on hand for peanut butter + jam concoctions, if you don't, I promise it is worth the investment.

This blog is featuring guest photos from Kayla.

Adapted from How Sweet Eats.

-1 tablespoon unsalted butter
-1 tablespoon flour
-1/3 cup milk
-4 ounces swiss cheese, freshly grated
-1 pinch of nutmeg
-1 cup fresh spinach
-2 teaspoons olive oil
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon pepper
-4 slices wheat bread
-2 large eggs, cooked as desired
-1/3 cup fig jam

Add the butter to a small saucepan over medium heat.
Once it's melted whisk in the flour to create a roux and cook for a minute or so until golden.
 Pour in the milk and whisk until it begins to thicken.
Reduce the heat to low and add in the swiss, stirring constantly  until it melts.
Add in the nutmeg.
You need to keep the cheese sauce over low heat until you're ready to use it. Stir it every once in a while.

To make the sandwiches, melt butter in a sauce pan and add the bread slices.
Spread fig jam onto half.

Add the cheese sauce to all slices of bread.
And then add spinach to as many pieces as desired.

We made an egg over-easy for one sandwich and scrambled eggs for the other.

Once the sandwiches are golden brown on the outside, remove from the skillet and add the eggs.

Put the pieces together.

And then enjoy.

This sandwich had all the perfect amount of ingredients. The fig jam was sweet, the egg yolk was rich, the spinach added a fresh element and the swiss cheese brought the savory element. This was great with the crispy outside of the sandwich, I think starting the sandwiches in the skillet was the best way to go. This would be good for brunch or as a breakfast-for-dinner meal.


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