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The unexpected ingredient in Marcus Samuelsson’s breakfast sandwich

The unexpected ingredient in Marcus Samuelsson’s breakfast sandwich
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Considered a fixture in “modern American culture” by the HuffPost, the breakfast sandwich has a few key components: bread, eggs, some type of breakfast meat like bacon or sausage, and cheese.

James Beard’s award-winning chef builds his breakfast sandwich with Brown Butter Biscuits as the bread of your choice. (Some might recognize those cookies as a brunch item at one of Samuelsson’s restaurants, Red Rooster Overtown). Posted in a video on Twitterthe breakfast roll, filled with ham and scrambled eggs, is finished with a surprising twist: tomato jam.

Samuelsson’s version of the jam introduces a tangy sweetness along with a paste-like texture as described in Food & Wine. But don’t call it ketchup. While both condiments are tomato-based, ketchup is mixed or pureed to achieve a smooth consistency (via National Geographic). Meanwhile, Men’s Journal notes that tomato jam has a texture closer to chutney because it contains diced tomatoes that don’t require straining. The texture is another way to add “flavor” to food. According to CEENTA, texture affects both taste and our enjoyment of it. That’s good news for and probably not lost to Chef Samuelsson, who based his Twitter profileis probably still looking for flavors.

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