Mega-Eggybread Club Sandwich Stacks from Two Chubby Cubs feels like a proper naughty treat, but it still comes in at under 500 calories so it’s just the ticket for a lazy weekend brunch / lunch.
To ensure your toastie doesn’t disintegrate when you come to fry it, the Cubs recommend that you make it up the night before, tightly wrap it in clingfilm and then chill in the fridge so the ingredients remain pressed together. This ‘sarnie’ is so tasty with the Dijon mustard and smoked cheese and you could even sprinkle over some chilli flakes if you’re feeling brave. I challenge anyone to still be feeling hungry after scoffing this!
If you want an alternative toastie suggestion, then have a look at monte cristo sandwich which is lower in calories but does require more ingredients.
Recipe: Mega-Eggybread Club Sandwich Stacks
Calories: 477 per serving
Book: Two Chubby Cubs – The Cookbook
Prep time: Approx 10 mins (plus overnight chilling time)
Cooking time: Approx 5 mins
- 2 slices of bread
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 35g wafer-thin ham (about 3 slices)
- 35g wafer-thin chicken (about 3 slices)
- 1 large ripe tomato (sliced)
- Slices of smoked cheese
- 2 eggs
- Flaked sea salt
- Ground black pepper
- Low-calorie cooking oil
Cost per portion: Approx £2.41
Make up your sandwich – mustard on the bread, then layer the ham, chicken, sliced tomato and cheese as many times over as you want.
Wrap the sandwich as tightly as possible in clingfilm and pop it into the fridge – you want everything pressed together.
In the morning, take your sandwich out of the fridge. Beat the eggs with a pinch of salt and pepper and get your best frying pan out. Spray the pan with oil and set it over a medium heat.
Dip your sandwich into the egg mix, making sure it’s coated and has soaked up as much as it can, then fry it. The ideal sandwich is one that is crispy on the outside and warm and gooey in the middle.