There’s a culinary craze going on and it’s called The Franwich. I didn’t make up the name. I’ve simply eaten this simple sandwich as my breakfast each workday since February and it’s begun to catch on with colleagues, friends and family. A whopping 10 people call this one of their go-to breakfasts. Wow! The Franwich is taking the world by storm!
How did this humble sandwich gain popularity? The Franwich found its name at work one day. I made it for a friend each morning — we had the “ultimate” set up; a cheap toaster, a fridge and a place to put it all together. Others began to see us indulging in the low Weight Watchers points (6 – 7) and low calorie breakfast and wanted in. One by one the sandwich began to make its way into other’s breakfast routines and the craze was born — for all 10 of them. Shew! It’s exhausting being part of something viral.
People have been known to steal the Franwich from their colleague’s desks, for crying out loud! Before we know it there will be rioting, chaos and anarchy on the streets, all due to the simple Franwich! Help save us all by making your own.
It’s not a complicated deal; just a Pepperidge Farms Deli Flat, the Arnold’s Brand works equally as well, two slices of Boar’s Head Salami and a slice of Boar’s Head Provolone with a schmear of dijon mustard. This 6 Weight Watchers Points breakfast is easy to make, is filling and commuter friendly.
Sometimes when I’m feeling really crazy I’ll sub Bagel Flats, and no, they’re not going to replace my beloved New York style salt bagels — then again, salami and provolone won’t be my “last meal on earth” in place of Bagels and Lox.
On occasion when I’ve felt like a Franwich instead of a breakfast tortilla on the weekend, I’ve stepped up the Franwich with a leaf of basil or onion and tomato slices.
I can be so fancy.
And I’ve been known to carry Franwich fixin’s when traveling, just like I did this past weekend when I headed to the beach with friends. Not only was I able to stay on track with breakfast, but another friend got to have the Franwich experience.
There has even been a time or two that the Franwich has made it into my dinner line up. I think next time I’ll put the salami in a pan for a minute to crisp it up and top the whole thing with a poached egg for a truly decadent Franwich experience.
Next up, marinara sauce and cheese.
What are your ideas for a new Franwich in keeping with a no more than 6 Weight Watchers points or about 200 calorie sandwich?