Prep 3 mins
Cook 3 mins
I like breakfast food. But I HATE cooking before breakfast. This egg sandwich is easy enough for a half-asleep cook on his/her first cup of coffee to make and tasty enough to be worth cooking before breakfast. Note -- Because this is so simple the choice of bread will make a big difference. I suggest a good rye, an Italian, an artisan or homemade white, an artisan or homemade wheat, or other preferred, flavorful variety rather then ordinary, sandwich white. Kids love this. Diabetics love this if you use low-carb bread.
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 teaspoon butter
- fresh ground pepper
- herb-seasoned salt
- 1 1⁄2 slices American cheese
- 2 slices bread
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon butter or 1⁄2-1 teaspoon mayonnaise
- 2 slices bacon, cooked (optional)
- 1 -2 sausage links (optional) or 1 -2 sausage pattie, cooked (optional)
- pickle, slices (optional)
- Melt 1/2 tsp butter in small, heavy skillet over medium-low heat.
- Break 2 eggs into skillet one atop the other so that they form one mass of egg. Use a pancake turner to break yolks so that they run over the surface of the whites.
- Season with a dash black pepper and a dash herb-seasoned salt to taste.
- While eggs cook, spread butter or mayonnaise lightly on one slice of bread.
- Cook about 2/3 done then flip with pancake turner. Scrunch into a bread-shaped mass. Top with cheese.
- When eggs are cooked and cheese is melting make your sandwich. Add sausage or bacon and pickles if desired.
- If cooking for more than one, make one sandwich at a time unless you can use multiple, small skillets. It looses something if the eggs are cooked in a big mass then separated -- the first eggs get overdone and some people get too much white while others get too much yolk.
- Note: I like them done so that the whites are fully cooked and the yolk is almost but not quite hard. Cook to your preferred doneness.
- Note: Don't overdo the butter. Use just enough to keep the eggs from sticking to the pan and just enough to carry the flavor on the bread.
- Note: My herb-seasoned salt is one of those fancy sea salt grinders. Use any such product that suits your taste or mix salt with some of your favorite herbs (finely crushed) in an empty salt shaker.
- Note: Cooked sausage links can be split lengthwise or cooked sausage patties can be crumbled to spread them more evenly on the sandwich.
Really can't go wrong here. Just a basic sandwich, really. I used Canadian bacon, and mayo instead of butter on the bread. I recommend toasting the bread first, but that's my personal preference! I did try it with the pickles, and it was actually a good flavor combination.
Well, I have to agree, this was ridiculously easy! I used a nice untoasted 12-grain bread and added 2 sausage patties. It all came together for a delicious breakfast sandwich. Thanks for sharing. Made for Fall PAC 2012.
Very tasty sandwich- easy and quick. Thanks! :)