There's more than one way to enjoy an egg sandwich. There is, of course, your traditional egg salad made with boiled eggs, but if we're talking breakfast sandwiches, the Fried Egg Sandwich with golden-brown toast, perfectly runny eggs, savory slices of bacon, and melty cheese is definitely king.
If you're looking for the ultimate breakfast-time comfort in a flash, you've found it, and it couldn't be easier to make! If you love a good fried egg as much as we do, we highly recommend our Steak and Eggs and Chilaquiles Rojos for your next culinary breakfast endeavors.
HOW TO MAKE A FRIED EGG SANDWICH
For the perfect Fried Egg Sandwich, you will need bacon, eggs, cheese, and toast. Although the cooking begins with the bacon, I highly suggest getting the prep work done first since the recipe moves so quickly. And, don't worry, the prep is insanely minimal.
The prep work for this Fried Egg Sandwich consists of popping bread in a toaster and grating cheese. In The Anthony Kitchen, we are always Team Fresh Grated Cheese! Cheese grated directly off the block will have better flavor and a much better texture. For this recipe, you want to use a good melting cheese -- American cheese or mild cheddar will do the trick!
And, if you need a little more decadence than egg yolks and pork belly have to offer, feel free to butter your toast once it comes out of the toaster. You could also sub in an English muffin for toast if you'd prefer!
Add the bacon to a small or medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat and cook for about three minutes. Turn your bacon over, and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes more. The cook time solely depends on just how crispy you like your bacon on your Egg Sandwich.
Once your bacon is cooked to your liking, remove it from the pan, leaving the grease behind. Set the bacon down on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb any dripping grease.
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Part of the beauty of a Fried Egg Sandwich is a runny yolk. If you crack an egg with a broken yolk into the frying pan, your yolk will likely overcook. The first thing I like to do when frying an egg is actually crack the egg into a bowl rather than directly into the pan. This way, if you accidentally break the yolk in the cracking process, you won't end up with a mess in your cooking vessel, and you can just easily discard the broken yolk egg or save it for another use.
Once your eggs are cracked and in the bowl, gently pour them into the pan. Allow the eggs to sit without any jostling or moving for about 2 to 3 minutes, just until you see the white of the egg begin to turn opaque and curl up on the edges. If you like a sunny-side-up egg, now would be the time to remove it from the pan!
For an over-easy or medium egg, use a thin, flexible spatula to carefully flip the eggs over one at a time. Then, allow the eggs to cook on the other side for 1-3 minutes more, depending on just how done you like your yolks for your Egg Sandwich.
As soon as your egg is ready, season with a pinch of salt and pepper, remove it from the heat, and begin assembling your sandwich. You will begin with one slice of toast (buttered side up), followed by grated cheese, add your hot egg right over the cheese to get it nice and melty, then add your slices of bacon, and finish with another slice of toast (buttered side down).
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Look no further for a flavorful and wholesome breakfast idea! This Fried Egg Sandwich is as easy and tasty as it gets.
- 2 slices thick-cut bacon
- 2 large eggs
- ⅓ cup freshly grated Mild Cheddar or American Cheese
- 2 slices white or wheat bread, toasted
Add the bacon to a small or medium-sized fry pan over medium-high heat and cook for about 3 minutes, turn, and cook for 3-5 minutes more, until done to your liking.
Remove the bacon and set it aside on a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Crack the eggs one at a time into a small bowl and gently pour into the pan.
Allow the eggs to sit, undisturbed for about 2-3 minutes, until the white turns opaque and begins to curl up on the edges. Remove from the pan now for sunny side-up eggs.
For over easy or medium eggs, gently slide a thin, flexible spatula underneath the eggs and carefully flip them one at a time.
Allow the eggs to cook for another 1-3 minutes, depending on how done you like your yolks. Remove the pan from the heat.
Place the cheese on your toast and top with the hot eggs and bacon slices. Finish your sandwich with the second piece of toast, cut in half if desired, and enjoy.