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Fried Egg Sandwich: the effortless recipe for an ultimate egg sandwich

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 1 person
By Cookist
2 tbsp
White bread
3 slices
American cheese
4 slices
Iceberg salad
2 slices
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp

Fried egg sandwich is a super easy recipe to enjoy at breakfast and start your day off right. Delicious and hearty, this is a sandwich rich in nutrients and loved by all. It is a recipe that requires no effort and that anyone can prepare even during busy mornings.

This recipe calls for very few ingredients. Crispy slices of toasted bread pair beautifully with the creamy, succulent filling that comes with the perfectly seasoned fried egg. Runny yolks are key to a great egg sandwich as it acts like a sauce which the toast can soak up.

The history of fried egg sandwiches is very long and full of variations. One of the earliest recipes is thought to date back to the days of World War II, when meat was running short and White Castle in St. Louis proposed a fast food fried egg breakfast sandwich to make up for the lack of this protein.

Customize the recipe according to your tastes and add your favorite ingredients. This egg sandwich is a great way to begin your day or to enjoy a tasty, light meal for lunch.


How to make Fried Egg Sandwich

Making a fried egg sandwich is easier than you may think. First, make the perfect fried egg. There are several methods, anyway it's best to season and fry the egg with the sunny side up in a butter greased skillet.

Cook for up to 3 minutes or until the whites are firm and the yolk runny. Just before eggs are cooked, place a slice of cheese over each egg. Make sure not to flip the fried eggs or press it down otherwise you will break the yolk.

Once the cheese has melted, it's time to assemble the sandwich. Spread the mayonnaise on the buttered, toasted bread. Next, add the salad, a toasted bread slice and spread again the mayonnaise. Add the cooked bacon, fried egg topped with melted cheese and close the sandwich with another bread slice. Slice and serve.

Tips for the Best Fried Egg Sandwich

Toast the bread. It's important that the slices are crispy and fragrant, avoiding making the sandwich soggy.

Don't forget condiments. A perfect breakfast sandwich needs sauces that bind the different ingredients together to create a mouthwatering filling. The runny yolk is perfect in this case, but add another sauce anyway to avoid making your sandwich dry.


Egg Sandwich Variations

This sandwich works perfectly on a bagel or English muffin as well rather than whole wheat bread.

If you like your eggs a little more cooked (this recipe will give you runny yolks), after flipping the eggs, cook for another 1-2 minutes for a more firm yolk.

If you prefer a lower fat fried egg sandwich, skip buttering the toast and fry the eggs in olive oil rather than butter.

If you like Italian flavors, you can add tomato, parmesan and fresh basil. Otherwise, try this great Mediterranean egg sandwich recipe.

For a vegetarian egg sandwich, leave out bacon or replace it with your favorite vegetables.

If you don't like cheese, you can leave it out and add another spread like ketchup or hot sauce.

You can add your favorite ingredients to this fried egg sandwich. Try avocado slices, ham, sausages, pepperoni.

How to store Fried Egg Sandwich

It's best to enjoy fried egg sandwich right away.


In a medium sized frying pan, fry the bacon until crispy. Remove from the pan and set on a piece of paper towel to absorb some of the bacon grease. Set aside.

Toast the bread slices in a toaster oven until golden and crispy. Then butter each piece of toast with about 1 tablespoon of butter.

In another medium frying pan, melt the remaining butter over medium heat.

Crack the eggs directly into the frying pan. Season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the whites are firm and the yolks are runny.

Place a slice of cheese on each egg. Cook for about 15 seconds more.

Spread the mayonnaise on just one side of each slice of bread. Add the iceberg salad, then another bread slice, followed by bacon.

Use a spatula to place the eggs topped with cheese. Season with salt and pepper, then top with the final toast slice. Serve and enjoy still hot!

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