Breakfast is the meal of champions, but there's not often time to give the first meal of the day your best shot—unless you're armed with this pepper and egg sandwich recipe from fourth generation Staten-Island restaurateurs Sal Basille and Francis Garcia.
Whether you consider yourself a chef or not, this delicious breakfast recipe is easy as a cup of Joe in the morning. It was created by the co-founders of New York City’s beloved restaurant Artichoke Basille’s Pizza as the perfect get-up-and-go fuel with plenty of heft and not much time required in the kitchen. This recipe features prominently in the chefs' recently-released cookbook, Staten Italy.
Not only cousins but best friends, Basille and Garcia opened the first Artichoke Basille’s Pizza back in 2008 and have since expanded to 12 successful locations across the country. The restaurant has been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Rachael Ray Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The Chew with Mario Batali. These cousins were even written up in The New York Times, The New York Post, New York Magazine and beyond.
Now, these two chefs have released the pepper and egg sandwich to you, in hopes that you can get your day started in Staten Island style.
Photography by: Courtesy of Sal Basille and Francis Garcia