I remember the first time I had a Monte Cristo sandwich waaaay back in junior high. Our French teacher took us on a field trip to a french restaurant so we could expand our food horizon through a culinary exploration of the french cuisine. Funnily enough I picked the most North American option available. Crepe Florentine? No thank you, I’ll have a fried ham and cheese sandwich. Unfortunately, I only ended up eating a couple of bites. I just didn’t understand why a sweet jam would be on a savoury sandwich. And what was with the powdered sugar? My 12 year old mind just did not get it. Now that I’ve grown up, I get it and I love it!
Sorry, I’ve been pretty busy these past couple of days. I actually made this the morning after Halloween. Kevin and our roommate were hurtin’ pretty bad after their night out, so I decided to make them some hangover food to help them with the recovery process. I was initially thinking waffles, but I remember we had just bought some Italian sausage earlier (which was meant to be used for Scotch Eggs – a recipe soon to come). I mean, they do chicken and waffles, so sausage and waffles sounds pretty damn good to me. A little salty, a little sweet. The only way to make it better was to add egg to it, because egg makes everything better- AMIRIGHT?!
This recipe is pretty basic, no techniques here. If a hungover guy can make waffles, I think anyone can make this dish. The only thing it requires is some multi-tasking, but I’ll get to that later.