There are no words to describe how good a Portuguese Omelette Sandwich (pos) from Zippy's tastes. A slider size sweet roll is stuffed to the gills with a Portuguese sausage (a local favorite) omelette and a TON of cheese. As a self-proclaimed expert of breakfast sandwiches, I'd give this sammy first place if it weren't for the difficulty it takes to order it.
First obstacle: breakfast hours. Sometime in the 20th Century, I believe "breakfast hours" were banned... but Zippy's continues to hold breakfast hours at their take-out counter between 11:00pm - 10:30am. They probably think these hours are fair, but as a person who wants breakfast at all hours of the day... it just doesn't work for me.
Second obstacle: availability. Zippy's dine-in section serves breakfast 24hrs a day. BUT, the pos isn't on the menu when you dine-in. How does this make sense? I'm sure you can order it off the menu, but who has the time to dine-in at Zippy's?
Third obstacle: my cravings. My cravings for the pos just seem to come at the wrong time. They hit around 11am or 10pm. See the problem?
Okay, enough complaining. There is a solution to this...
2 large eggs
1 stalk green onion
sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 portuguese sausage (I try to look for the brands that have no msg and are made in hawaii)
Dice your sausage into small cubes and fry till crispy in a small pan. Drain on a paper towel and set aside to cool. In a small bowl, crack your two eggs and stir vigorously with a fork to add lots of air in the eggs, add sliced green onions.
Heat a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. When pan is hot, turn down to low and add a flavorless oil (I use veggie oil) or unsalted butter (mmm), just enough to coat the pan. Pour the egg/green onion mixture in, egg should bubble up. As edges of the egg firm up, use a chopstick to gently push the edges toward the middle of the pan, allowing the remaining raw egg mixture to fill up the pan. At this point, sprinkle on your sausage (yum, meat sprinkles).
Using a large spatula, flip one half of the egg over to make a "book" fold. Sprinkle on the cheddar cheese, and put pan under the broiler to melt. Meanwhile, slice your sweet rolls in half and toast them.
Once the cheese has melted, divide the omelette in half (if you have small rolls) and stack the melted goodness onto the roll. Serve hot with a lot of tabasco and a hot cup of joe.