Saturday, July 22, 2017

Fried Egg Sandwich

Today's post is all about the fried egg sandwich. 



I am having so much fun reading all the memories people are sharing about growing up with tomato sandwiches after my tomato sandwich post on Wednesday, Summer's Favorite Sandwich. This afternoon, when I was making a fried egg sandwich for lunch, I thought it would be another fun post for people to share their favorite ways to make this old school favorite.



*Note to my southern Duke's Mayonnaise friends (because I know I'm going to get grief for having Hellmann's in the photo above)...yes, yes, yes, I know how awesome ya'll think Duke's mayo is, that NOTHING compares (mayo wars)...I still prefer my Hellmann's. Sorry, not sorry. Haha! But please feel free to remind me. 

I grew up with fried egg sandwiches, another childhood staple and favorite. Growing up, our fried egg sandwiches were simple - toasted white bread with Hellmann's or Miracle Whip, an egg or two fried in butter, with salt and pepper. I like my eggs well done (over hard). Simple to make, so good. In the summer, fresh sliced garden tomatoes are a must and if I want some crunch, I'll add some lettuce too.




Don't know how to fry an egg? Head here for these quick video tutorials from HipCooks: 

How To Fry An Egg Over Hard
How To Fry An Egg Over Easy

My grandparents loved to poach their eggs over easy and have them over buttered toast (using fleishman margarine) with salt and pepper - an open face egg sandwich and a little healthier (Poached Egg on Toast Recipe). 

If you would like to learn how to poach an egg, head here:
How To Poach An Egg

What's your favorite way to make a fried egg sandwich? Please share...

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers!


13 comments:

Brandy said...

Never had them toasted... We just had them on plain bread buttered, with a piece of cheese..would have better toasted so the steam and heat from the eggs didn't make the bread soft.

blbtravel said...

Then add cheese and a tomato. You could keep going to make a Dagwood Bumsted sandwich which is something I grew up with. Does anybody remember those. I love these items you are coming up with. Takes me back a long time. In the summer in Ohio we ate these with home grown tomatoes.

Mary N said...

blbtravel - Is this the Dagwood Bumsted Sandwich you grew up with? Just copy and paste the link.

http://www.tinynewyorkkitchen.com/recipe-items/dagwood-sandwich/

blbtravel said...

I went on the link and laughed myself silly at the size. Not quite like that.

Gloria 78 said...

Hi Mary! Thanks for the great post! This may sound a little strange, but I toast a couple of slices of organic whole grain bread, smear on some butter, spread a couple of tablespoons of strawberry jam over that, place an easy over egg on each slice, break the yolk so it soaks into the bread and top it off with a sprinkle of season salt and pepper. Amazing! In fact, I'm about due one right now....

Mary N said...

blbtravel - I laughed when I saw that sandwich too - that could feed an army! I think this is probably closer to the one you grew up with:

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/04/30/aom-month-of-sandwiches-day-22-the-all-american-dagwood/

Mary N said...

Gloiria - Nothing sounds strange to me - I grew up on peanut butter, lettuce and mayo sandwiches! Hope you make that sandwich!

Hedy Hahn said...

My husband and I both love a fried egg sandwich, sometimes with bacon or sausage-hold the Mayo. My brothers always put ketchup on theirs but salt and pepper work for me. We like our bread toasted with butter, sometimes I cook the egg in the microwave and other times in the skillet, always delicious.

Joan Esser said...

Cover the fried egg with sliced dill pickle. You won't believe the taste treat.

Anonymous said...

Dagwood Bumsted was my favorite way to eat fried egg sandwichs

Anonymous said...

Heat a non-stick fry pan with half tsp. butter. Drop in an egg, salt and pepper and take a toothpick and break the yolk and spread around, then turn over finish cooking. This is done over low heat as eggs get tough from to high heat. Place on whole wheat toast. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

I always put a fried egg on a BLT. So good

Anonymous said...

i would take a slice of baloney,fold it in half & take a bite out of the middle. then fry egg & put the baloney over the yolk,add a slice of velveta cheese, toast & have my version of egg Mcmuffin. way before McDonalds