One of my favorite warm breakfast items is a fried egg sandwich. My dad used to make them for us on the weekends with thick slices of sharp cheddar cheese.
I’m a McDonald’s Egg McMuffin kind of person too, but I can take the ham or leave it. For the sandwiches pictured I didn’t add ham, but when I do, I always warm it up in the skillet while the egg cooks.
I prefer white bread for these breakfast sandwiches, but if all we have in the house is wheat bread then I’ll eat it too. Use whichever bread that you prefer, but for me the mild flavor of the white bread allows the egg and cheese flavor to shine through. I used to toast it separately in my toaster as I cooked the egg, but now I smear it with a little butter, add the egg and cheese to the inside of the bread, and then put the sandwich in the pan to toast on both sides. It’s absolute perfection in my book.
On to the subject of mayonnaise. My husband absolutely hates it so when I make his egg sandwich, I leave it off, but I prefer it on my bread. If you too are a mayo hater the sandwich will taste great without it, but don’t forget the salt and black pepper because the sandwich is so delicious with them both.
I’ll eat these sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They’re a fast option that’s full of protein, and don’t cost an arm and a leg to make.
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these are the ingredients and directions for 1 sandwich. Adjust as needed.
In a nonstick skillet warm the oil over medium high heat before adding the egg. Fry the egg, making sure to crack the center so that it cooks across the surface of the egg (flip it half way through to cook both sides). Top the cooked egg with a slice of cheese and allow it to melt. If using ham, warm it off in the side of the pan.
Add mayonnaise to the inside of the bread slices and then put the egg and ham (if using) inside, and add salt and black pepper. Close up the sandwich and add butter to the outside of the sandwich or to the warm skillet. Toast the sandwich in the nonstick pan until it reaches your desired level of golden brown.
I like to serve it sliced on a diagonal.