If you grew up in my house, I can guarantee you were eating Western Sandwiches as a kid. It’s an egg sandwich that my dad loved to make when he was on breakfast duty. A Western Sandwich, sometimes called a Denver, is a bell pepper, ham, onion, and fried egg sandwich.
If you only have a couple sandwiches to make, cook your Westerns in a frying pan on the stove. But when I need to make a bunch of breakfast sandwiches all at once, I love making Western’s in the oven.
Making baked Western Sandwiches is simple: sauté the filling, spread the filling evenly in a greased baking dish, cover with whisked egg, season evenly, bake until just cooked, and, finally, simply slice and serve between 2 slices of buttered toast. It’s very similar to how to cook a frittata.
Baked Western Sandwich Tips:
- The Western is done baking when the centre of the egg mixture is just cooked. To tell, just feel the centre, if it’s not wet, it’s cooked.
- Cooked ham can be substituted with cooked bacon or kielbasa.
- To dress up your Western Sandwiches, add a slice of cheese and seasoned sliced tomato.
- Start toasting the bread while the Western cooks in the oven.