In a recent interview with Variety, Bruno Oliver who plays Sal in Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), released the recipe for the famous sandwich in celebration of the film’s digital release.
Oliver told Variety, “I really didn’t understand the place the egg sandwich had in the movie until I saw it.” But as we know, the sandwich actually plays an important role in the movie and in Harley Quinn’s life.
The sandwich is a constant in a newly disrupted world for Harley as she begins to feel the ripple effects of her breakup with The Joker. When that sense of stability and comfort is taken away before she can even eat it, Harley is left to rediscover herself and avenge her fallen sandwich.
In the film, a voiceover by Harley gives a very basic recipe: “Egg, Bacon, American Cheese, Soft toasted buttered roll, and a dash of hot sauce.” Oliver’s recipe, however, is a bit more precise. Let’s take a look.
- 2 Eggs
- Ciabatta Bread
- 2 Slices American Cheese
- Bacon (as much as you like)
- Hot Sauce
- Melted Butter
For the bread, Oliver recommends using ciabatta, as it is the one they used in the movie. He adds, “It’s got a nice crust on the outside, but it’s got some air on the inside – lots of holes inside.”
- Heat up the griddle and spread oil around (not too much).
- Add the bacon.
- On a separate side of the griddle, cook the two eggs.
- Spread melted butter over the two slices of bread.
- Cook two slices of bread face down on the griddle.
- Once the eggs are cooked, add two slices of American cheese on top.
- Assemble the sandwich: layer the bacon on bottom, eggs on top, add hot sauce, wrap in parchment paper, and cut in half.
In the interview, Oliver describes his scene preparation for the movie as “one of the oddest preparations as an actor I’ve done,” adding, “I spent the night destroying my kitchen making egg sandwiches over and over and over again.”
With many people stuck inside amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, it’s certainly a great time to practice and perfect Sal’s Egg Sandwich!
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is now available for digital purchase.
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