Martha's favorite kielbasa is "chunky, meaty, slightly garlicky, with natural casing and not too much fat." Her two favorite purveyors are Sikorski Meat Market, in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood, and Chester's Smokehouse, in Albany, New York.
An ode to the BLT, this breakfast-ready version uses canadian bacon for a meatier twist and relies on watercress for the "L" in the sandwich, which adds a fresh, almost citrus-like crunch to each bite.
When assembling this breakfast sandwich, think about putting the fried egg on the top half of the roll, then flipping it over onto the rest of the sandwich. That way, when the yolk breaks, it dresses the brussels sprouts and pancetta, not just the bread.
Chard leaves turn rich and tender when cooked; here, the mild stems provide a vivid topping. To ensure that the phyllo dough does not become dry and brittle, thaw it completely in the refrigerator; keep it covered with a towel as you work.
When you think comfort food, do you think pasta carbonara and other noodle and bacon dishes? There are few pairings that work as harmoniously as bacon and pasta. Not only are the flavors complementary, but cooking bacon results in a gloriously flavorful rendered fat that can -- and should! -- be used to cook additional ingredients. It ties the entire dish together with a smoky richness that’s just irresistible.