Fried Egg Sandwich

It’s so simple yet so good.

I remember my mother making us fried egg sandwiches on white bread with mustard when we would go to the drive In movies. My sisters would make brown bags full of buttered popcorn and my dad would buy soda on our way there. They had 7 kids….but they made it all work.

As we got older when we would get home late from a function we would take orders for a late night run for something to eat from a drive thru and my mom would say…”no thank you, I am just going to make a Fried Egg sandwich”. Till this day she appreciates the simple foods over fancy take out or even going out. And I find…I am getting that way too as I am getting older.

I just made myself one a few hours ago. Toasted my wheat bread….put salt and pepper on my egg and butter on the toast. I don’t like eating a large meal late at night which is why I have snacks like nuts and seeds and cheese and ice cream sandwiches in my freezer ๐Ÿ˜€ But tonight….I wanted a Fried Egg Sandwich.

Come on…. don’t tell me you don’t enjoy them from time to time.

11 thoughts on “Fried Egg Sandwich”

  1. That’s one of the all time classics. My version includes melted cheese with either pickle or brown sauce. Also, the egg has to be cooked just right so that when you bite into the sandwich the egg yolk oozes out the sides and gives you egg face!

      1. Brown sauce is one of those things that’s hard to describe, but I’m sure you’ve got it over there. You have tomato sauce which is red, and you have brown sauce which is brown. The taste is a lot stronger and compliments many foods depending on your taste. One popular brand over here is made by HP – or as it’s usually known as – HP Sauce.

        If you search the net for brown sauce this is what you get back regarding ingredients.

        Ingredients include a varying combination of tomatoes, molasses, dates, apples, tamarind, spices, vinegar, and sometimes raisins. The taste is either tart or sweet with a peppery taste similar to that of Worcestershire sauce.

        1. Interesting. I was going to say Brown Gravy…but brown gravy has a beef base. We have a cute little UK market down the hill…I will check to see if they have it. Its a condiment it seems. Like our Ketchup or hot sauce.

  2. Sorry, have to say that I love nuts, popcorn and a lot of the other things mentioned, but fried eggs not so much, in or out of a sandwich. I may have told you before that my mother had some health issues when I was growing in, and my father would make breakfast.

    Well, he fried the bacon first, and then fried the eggs in the bacon grease at the same temperature. The result would be a black crust around the egg, and I would have a problem getting it down…so the only way I like eggs is scambled. To this day I don’t like regular fried eggs, or boiled eggs (that one I did to myself by eating about 16 full eggs with mayonise ie deviled eggs) at one sitting)

    I am weird about some foods….for example, I don’t like cheese sandwiches either, and peanut butter is ONLY eatable with crackers, never bread, With bread it is just too gummy..

    I told ya I was weird. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. UNACCEPTABLE!!!!
      Alright…..I can let this slide cause I can see where you’re coming from. Your poor father couldn’t cook. Nothing wrong with using the bacon grease to cook the eggs…he just used the wrong temp. My mother use to poor the bacon grease into a can and she would scoop some out for frying potatoes or she would scoop some into a hot bowl of rice. Anyhow….I have had a crispy egg or two in my life.But not from my mother….she prides herself in being able to cook eggs perfectly. And I love boiled eggs. Especially when they are soft boiled. And I also love an egg salad sandwich which is hard to find anywhere. So….what were you doing eating 16 deviled eggs in one seating? Were they really REALLY delicious? Maybe you need to try a different kind of Deviled Egg to open your mind up to them again? There was a little place here that served their Deviled Eggs with spinach mixed in and bacon bits drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
      Now…about that peanut butter issue. I get it…..which is why I usually make a really crispy toast to put it on. I maybe have toast once a month….and if I am going to have toast I like to use the country French loaf where I have to slice my own pieces. That way I can cut it thick and toast it dark. I also use natural peanut butter or almond butter that I mix with maple syrup and I add chopped pecans and walnuts. You can also throw in some raisins or Craisins. So my peanut butter is thick and has texture with a bit of flavor with the maple. So burn your toast and spread some of this peanut/almond butter on it ๐Ÿ™‚
      I don’t know about cheese sandwiches…..its been YEARS since I had one. I usually keep crackers on hand for those times I want cheese. But I love a good crispy grilled cheese ….I can’t pass up.
      Oh…back to eggs. You said you like scrambled eggs? Well….I learned from Jacque Pepin via his cooking show how to cook the perfect scrambled eggs. You start with butter in the pan……whip the eggs add salt n pepper and pour into the pan. You keep mixing it until it is almost cooked….and you add a scoop of sour scream and take off heat. Add more salt and pepper if needed and its beautiful and creamy.

      And you are not weird…..we all just have our food quirks. Well….maybe a little weird. You hold a grudge against food. Ha!

      1. Yeah, I will just not eat eggs, except those I go to Waffle House and get scrambled. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh and I eat lots and lots of peanut butter…..just with crackers instead of bread. I have lived for about 50 years like that, I think I can struggle on….LOL

    2. Ewww! Fried egg with a crusty edge is enough to put anyone off for life. . .what am I saying – it did, didn’t it?

      Eggs cooked like that usually mean they have spent too long in a hot pan and come out all rubbery and disgusting; no cigar for anyone who cooks like that. Cooking eggs is such a simple thing but like anything in the culinary world, there is an art to it. No broad brush strokes here – only fine detail.

      1. Well, to give him the perfect out, he was cooking on an old wood stove so there wasn’t much way to change the temperature. But I am fine with scrambled eggs that don’t develop a crust, especially a black crust that sort of tastes like coffee grounds. ๐Ÿ™‚

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