What is a Fried Egg Sandwich? How to Make an Egg Sandwich

A lovely fried egg sandwich with a piece of cold cuts added
A lovely fried egg sandwich with a piece of cold cuts added | Source

I Love Fried Egg Sandwiches!

If you have never had a fried egg sandwich, then you haven't yet lived! Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration, but if you've had a fried egg sandwich, then you know what I'm talking about. Fried egg sandwiches are a meal in themselves, easy to make with readily available ingredients (most likely), and always satisfying.

The basic fried egg sandwich on toasted bread and mayonnaise, with a piece of your choice of cheese, is incredible. You can experiment with adding other items such as ham, bacon, or even onion, but you really don't have to. The fried egg sandwich is pure in itself-- purely delicious!


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Fry that egg!Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Here I use olive oil spray. You could also use butter.Bust and spread out the egg yolk.
Fry that egg!
Fry that egg!
Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Here I use olive oil spray. You could also use butter.
Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Here I use olive oil spray. You could also use butter.
Bust and spread out the egg yolk.
Bust and spread out the egg yolk.
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Egg is done!Add cheese to egg in pan to melt slightly.
Egg is done!
Egg is done!
Add cheese to egg in pan to melt slightly.
Add cheese to egg in pan to melt slightly.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: 1 sandwich for one person

Ingredients for Fried Egg Sandwich

  • 1 egg, 2 if you're really hungry
  • 2 slices bread, wheat, rye, or other
  • 1 tsp. (at least!) mayonnaise, (or Miracle Whip, for MW fans!)
  • 1 slice cheese, American, Cheddar, Swiss, ANY!
  • meat, veggie, or other, optional

Instructions

  1. Spray pan with non-stick cooking spray. Crack and plop large egg into pan.
  2. As egg starts to cook, break out the yolk and spread it out a bit so that the yolk won't be dripping all over your sandwich.
  3. Sprinkle salt and pepper onto your cooking egg.
  4. Turn with spatula after a minute or so before egg is finished cooking. Salt and pepper lightly on other side, if you wish. Only cook another minute or so before removing from heat.
  5. While egg is cooking, toast bread to desired color--or don't toast bread. I often do either way. Add mayonnaise. If you don't like mayonnaise, consider Miracle Whip, mustard or butter as an optional spread.
  6. Add your choice of cheese slice. Put sandwich together. Unless you want to add optional ingredients, you are done!
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I prefer Hellmann's mayonnaise.I like my toast this color.After mayo, put the egg and cheese (I used processed Swiss!) on the bread.I added lunchmeat (good ole bologna) this time, but I usually don't add any meat.
I prefer Hellmann's mayonnaise.
I prefer Hellmann's mayonnaise.
I like my toast this color.
I like my toast this color.
After mayo, put the egg and cheese (I used processed Swiss!) on the bread.
After mayo, put the egg and cheese (I used processed Swiss!) on the bread.
I added lunchmeat (good ole bologna) this time, but I usually don't add any meat.
I added lunchmeat (good ole bologna) this time, but I usually don't add any meat.

Optional Ingredients for Fried Egg Sandwich

This egg sandwich is so good that I rarely add any extra ingredients. If you do want to deviate from the basic fried egg sandwich, here are some ideas.

  • slice of ham
  • sausage patty
  • 2 or 3 slices of bacon
  • one slice of cold cut (as in first photo in hub)
  • large onion slice
  • pickle slices
  • slices of banana peppers

You can also add an extra egg or vary the choice of cheese or bread type. Sometimes my boyfriend makes an overflowing egg sandwich that focuses on the eggy taste: two eggs with the fried goodness falling over the sides of the bread. He omits the cheese in this case. But don't forget the mayonnaise!

Basic Egg Sandwich

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 sandwich
Calories 199
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Saturated fat 5 g25%
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 3 g
Protein 11 g22%
Cholesterol 182 mg61%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

So, what do you think? Please rate if you'd like.

5 stars from 5 ratings of Fried Egg Sandwich

Other Nutrition Facts

Besides packing 11 grams of protein in this one sandwich, it also provides 17% of the recommended daily allowance for calcium, as well as 8% of the RDA for Vitamin A. The sandwich does contain 485 milligrams of sodium.

I like the idea of a significant amount of protein and calcium starting off my day. And the sandwich is just good!

Note: Nutritional information is approximate.

Are Eggs Bad for my Cholesterol?

How much have we heard the research go back and forth on whether or not eggs are bad for our health? As far as cholesterol, a large egg has about 186 milligrams of cholesterol. According to Dr. Behrenbeck at the Mayo Clinic, a person who has high cholesterol should limit their cholesterol intake to about 200 milligrams. The limit for someone without issues should be around 300. He recommends that you watch your cholesterol intake the rest of the day after eating an egg--or egg yolk, rather, as the yolks are where the cholesterol lurks.

Dang--I guess my three-egg omelets might be a no-no. Well, I don't eat eggs everyday, and my mom always said to take "everything in moderation." So I'm okay with my occasional egg sprees. Seriously, though, your cholesterol intake should be between you and your doctor, so you might want to check with him or her if you haven't.

(Source: Behrenbeck, Thomas, M.D. Ph.D., MayoClinic.com)

Fried Egg Sandwiches for Breakfast and Any Meal

More often than not, I have fried egg sandwiches for breakfast. It's a quick, easy, tasty meal that is filling and satisfying. I've also had these egg sandwiches for lunch as well as in the evening. They are satisfying any time of day. If you have never tried a fried egg sandwich, you must. Everyone should enjoy the pure simplicity in preparing and eating this delightful creation.

If you love eggs, check out my ten best ways to cook eggs hub. Eggs are cheap, easy, and fun to experiment with in cooking.

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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

5stars! this is one of my favourite sandwiche, the fried egg sandwish. Mmmmm so yummy!! (aside from cheesy tuna)

Amazing and yummy hub!


kelleyward 4 years ago

Victoria Lynn, I grew up on fried egg sandwiches with bacon and cheese, hold the mayo. My husband likes them with mayo and that always disgusted me...But now I see that many people eat this wonderful crunchy sandwich this way. Thanks for bringing back memories! Kelley


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I haven't had an egg sandwich for a while...I think I'm well overdo after reading your hub! We eat eggs pretty frequently and neither one of us have high cholesterol, so I think that's a good sign. : )


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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I'm right there with you! I love fried egg sandwiches. I love Egg McMuffins. This is a good home version.Thanks!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

unknown spy--Wow, cheesy tuna sounds good, too. Glad you like this one! I love them, too!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

I'm a lover of fried egg sandwich and I make mine pretty much like yours. So good. Voted Up on your hub.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

kelley, you're welcome! Yes, I know many who use mayo on a fried egg sandwich. I do like bacon on it at times. Yummy. I want one now!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

vespawoolf--I eat eggs a lot, too, and i don't have high cholesterol, either. I think they're okay, for them most part. I sure do love them!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Oh, yeah, rebecca, Egg McMuffins are really good, too! I actually love a homemade egg sandwich even better, though. Thanks for reading and commenting!


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crazyhorsesghost 4 years ago from East Coast , United States

Doctors are backing off of their once stern warnings about eggs. It appears eggs are more healthy than they once though them to be.


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

sorry for the misspelled words (blushes*)


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Heather Says 4 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

I love fried egg sandwiches. I make mine with buttered toast, a fried egg, and a slice of american cheese (sometimes some ketchup or parmesan shake cheese, but never together). I even recently bought little egg frying pans to get my eggs to fry into perfect circles that are just the right size for sandwiches. Great hub!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Vee......OK, girl.....now I'm really impressed. Anyone who can write a hub about a FRIED EGG SANDWICH and make it interesting and tempting......adding a twist of creative imagination.....has my ADMIRATION!!! LOL......you are too much!! Guess what I'm having for breakfast? UP++


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Outbound Dan 4 years ago from Niagara Falls, NY

Ha- I just had a fried egg sandwich for breakfast, and then I saw your Hub. Seeing the cholesterol stats, makes me feel better about only having one egg this morning. Well done!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yep, moonlake--so good!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

crazyhorsesghost--Yeah, isn't that something? Same thing is happening with coffee these days! Thanks for stopping by.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Not a problem, unknown spy! :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Heather Says--egg frying pans! Cool! The butter is a good idea, and Parmesan cheese. I love ketchup but never thought of putting it on an egg sandwich. Hmmmm. I'm not necessarily opposed, though. Great comments! Enjoyed them!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Effer! Did you have one for breakfast? I may have one for lunch! Yummy, yummy!


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

We have them for a snack every now and then. Great hub and some written.

Voted up useful and interesting, Joyce.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Outbound Dan--I just had a fried egg sandwich for lunch. Seriously! After reading all these comments, I couldn't help myself!!!


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BigEd5857 4 years ago

MMMM. Only thing better is a fresh tomato sandwich. Thanks to your hub I think I know what I am eating today.

Voted up

Thanks


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Joyce--Thanks so much! :-)


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MizBejabbers 4 years ago

Fried egg sandwiches have always been such a staple around my house that I never would have thought about doing a hub on them. They are great for a quick breakfast or even a light supper. I am a purist, I like just fried egg, mayo (I prefer Miracle Whip) and bread. We always liked ours a little on the wet side, too. My late sister, as a child, used to beg Mama or me, "Fix me a gooey egg." She always wanted her gooey egg in a sandwich. It really brings back memories.


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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

As a life-long fan of fried egg sandwiches your recipe and Hub is much appreciated and the recipe is superb. Thanks! Best/Sis


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yum, BigEd! I love fresh tomato sandwiches. Hoping to have a few of those this summer. I had a fried egg sandwich for lunch!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

MizB--I guess I've gotten into several egg hubs lately. My first one did so well, that I just continued. :-) Gooey eggs are good!!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Angela (sis? I like it!). Much appreciated here, as well!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

This is on my breakfast list for tomorrow. I haven't had one of these in ages. I like your idea of putting banana peppers on top. I can hardly wait to taste it.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Thanks for the awesome recipe! I will have to give this a try sometime.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

teaches, I had one for breakfast this morning!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Go for it random! I've had one two days in a row now! Can't get those fried egg sandwiches off my mind! :-)


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I am not much of an egg eater but sometimes crave a fried egg sandwich. Thanks for the wonderful reminder about these sandwiches.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

You're welcome, hyphenbird! I eat eggs probably more than I should! :-)


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Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

Victoria, glad to meet a fellow fried egg sandwich fan :o), I love 'em and I agree making one of these is a five minute job with a great pay off - it is a satisfying meal, bread, egg, cheese, maybe other meats - it has everything!

Voted up and shared. I'm going to make one now for my breakfast... :o)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Jools--I'm a fried egg sandwich freak lately. My boyfriend made them today! I've had several this week. haha. Thanks for joining in!


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2patricias 4 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

I sometimes make myself a fried egg sandwich for lunch. Makes a great quick meal and very tasty too.

I am adding this to my Recipe Index for HubPages.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

2patricias--I do the same thing! In fact, I had a fried egg sandwich for lunch earlier this week. It's easy, quick, and provides protein and fiber with my whole wheat bread! Thanks for the input and adding the recipe to your index. :-)


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Taranwanderer 18 months ago

Y'know, I've never actually considered putting mayo in my breakfast sandwich, but this looks darn good - I love mayo on burgers, so why not? I'll be trying this as soon as the sun is up - awesome hub!

http://hubpages.com/food/The-Beauty-of-a-Breakfast...


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Victoria Lynn 17 months ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I hope you do, Taranwanderer! Try it--complete with mayo. I usually have at least one egg sandwich like this per week!

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