To follow our earlier profile of the Brunch Box in Portland, Oregon we wanted to share with you a recipe of one of the mouthwatering items that you will find on their menu.
1 serving (but don’t worry, it’s a big serving)
2 tablespoons oil
4 slices Texas toast or thick-cut white bread
1 (4-ounce) burger
5 (1-ounce) slices of American cheese
14 cup canola oil
2 ounces spam
3 ounces ham
2 strips cooked bacon
1 extra-large egg
Lettuce, tomato, onions, ketchup, mustard, for serving or whatever else you like on a burger
Heat the 2 tablespoons oil in a large pan until hot, but not smoking, to approximately 250 to 300 degrees F.
Make 2 grilled cheese sandwiches in the oil with the Texas toast and 2 slices of cheese per sandwich. Set these aside to use as the bun.
In the same pan, cook the burger about 4 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. Season the burger with salt and pepper. Set the burger aside.
Coat the pan with oil, and fry the spam until crispy. While the spam is cooking, heat a second, nonstick pan to just over 160 degrees F and cook your egg however you like-we fry it medium. Now, heat the ham for 30 seconds per side.
Stack the bottom bun (one of the grilled cheese sands made earlier) with lettuce, tomatoes and onions, then the burger topped with the remaining slice of cheese, bacon, ham, spam, and our fried egg.
Apply preferred condiments to the top “bun” (second grilled cheese sandwich) and stack on top.
We hope you try this recipe out at home and share your experience with the rest of our readers.
The Brunch Box is located in downtown Portland on SW 5th Avenue in a parking lot between Stark and Oak.