Strammer Max - German Warm Sandwich

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Strammer Max means stiff or tight Max which is Saxon slang and means exactly what you think it means. Traditionally it's a butter fried slice of bread with ham and a fried egg. My MIL uses to make this version every time she wants to make a quick dinner.


  1. Toast and butter bread and spread with bacon and sliced tomato while heating a lightly oiled skillet.
  2. Fry the egg to desired doneness, season with pepper and top with grated swiss cheese.
  3. As soon as cheese has melted, transfer the fried egg on top of the sandwich, serve immediately.
  4. Enjoy!
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Made for FYC tag game! Had this for "breakfast for dinner" tonight. Used the bacon grease to fry the eggs in. Enjoyed with shredded hash browns. Very delicious open-faced "sandwich". We really enjoyed this tonight. Thanks for sharing!

breezermom April 08, 2015

Made for the FYC Tag Game, breakfast is my DH's favorite meal & this this exact recipe is his favorite choice from all the options. I basted the eggs so all the white was cooked, but the yolk stayed intact ,,, used Gouda for the cheese ... & was liberal w/the pepper grinder. When I really want to spoil him, fried potatoes & fruit accompany this breakfast. Thx for sharing the recipe w/us.

twissis December 17, 2014

If you have bacon and eggs in the same recipe, of course you have to fry the eggs in the bacon grease. That is what I did, which added just a little more flavor to an already delicious sandwich. I fried one slice thick cut bacon. Made for - More Than Sauerkraut And Dumplings 2012

Charlotte J May 12, 2012