Comments: The Humble Fried Egg Sandwich


A healthier and tastier alternative to ketchup and tabasco is salsa. Green or red. Also, you could be really crazy and crack the eggs directly into the pan. Always break the yolks early, and add the salsa once the eggs are just about dry-looking. The flavor of the salsa is crucial if you're going to to go healthy and use PAM instead of yummy butter.

Yes, salsa would be a fine alternative. And while some may like to use the spray stuff, I find it unnaturally complicated for how simple an ingredient it dispenses. If you're looking for more health, I would simply look to other places to cut fat/calories. The 1-2 t of butter isn't big in the grand scheme of things.

Ketchup on eggs - never! i always thought that was kinda gross.

Justin, you aced me out on my pepper and egg sandwich I've been meaning to post. Green peppers, onion, garlic, butter, and eggs. Add a little cheese if you swing that way and serve on a chewy Turano French roll.

It's a Lent favorite.

This shouldn't preclude you from posting your own egg sandwich. It's certainly different enough.

Also, Barrett, did you write this poll:,,643460,00.html
? "Gross" is in the lead, but not by much.

Wow, over 11000 responses. That's quite a large non-random sample.

i've tried to kick my bacon, egg and cheese habit by subtracting the bacon and adding onions and tomatoes
its lovely and just a bit healthier, and yes, i also but ketchup AND hot sauce on it
i'm convinced i have a lycopene deficiency, i'm completely addicted to any tomato based product

Just checking if the comments work.

Hey Barrett,

Looks like they work. Good to see you hard at work making sure all the little things work from our end.

Maybe no ketchup for this one, but I do for the egg-in-a-hole (hobo eggs).
I'm a fan of the very thinly sliced mater on the sammich along with crispy bacon or ham or prosciutto. And maybe a smattering of grated yummy cheese with a little melty action.
Depending upon the time of day, it may get some fresh basil or leaves of something. I like to toast the bread a bit, just for a little texture and aroma.
If this is after an extremely long evening, I'll embiggen the bread, double the egg and add a patty of fresh sausage of any kind.
Hot sauce or fancy mustards will be used on nearly any food here at Meathenge Labs.


I am not pleased at all with my fried egg sandwich, as I spilt all the yolk over my harrods suit. Then i dropped my tie in the ketchup. My mummy was disapointed at me after i applied for a job in sue clark health and fitness with the dirty suit on. now my mummy gave me a slap on the bottom. please teach me how to eat properlly.

yours faithfully


I've seen a lot of fried egg sandwich recipes and it's my humble, yet highly regarded opinion that although this delightfully simple yet sublime recipe will span the range from the truly simple to the outrageously grandiose, fried egg sandwiches share some basic common ingredients. Bread, Mayonnaise, and Ketchup.
This is the way I like it...
Set your favorite frying pan on a low heat and add just enough cooking oil to do the job...i prefer the time the pan is up to operating temperature, you should have been toasting two slices of bread and dicing one green onion, (If you don't have a green onion, a thin slice of yellow onion will do fine). Break two eggs and start them frying slow. You can either lightly fry the onions with the eggs to save some time, (depending upon the size of the pan), or you can leave them aside for a minute. By now your toast should have popped...spread a light smear of mayonnaise on one slice of toast and sprinkle the diced green onion, (fried or not), on top of the mayo. Once the eggs are fried how you like them by this time, (Over hard for me), slide them on top of the onions and put a little sriracha, (the brand name is Spiracha. It's a Tai Chili pepper sauce and it's great on eggs), on top of the egg. Close the sandwich with the other slice of toast and there you are. Inexpensive, and great for when you aren't sure exactly what it is you want for a quick snack...enjoy

I've always done my fried egg sandwich with two toasted pieces of nutty whole wheat bread, mayo, and salt and fresh cracked pepper. I crack the eggs right into the pan of melted butter, and swirl a fork around in them to break the yolks. Pretty simple, but delicious. I've never ever put ketchup on an egg. How awful!

Bread, mayo, egg... nothing more, nor less. Well, okay, if the mood strikes, add cheese, or tomato, or a slice of ham, but then it's not a fried egg sandwich, is it?

I don't bust the yolks. I let them fry until they're hard on both sides. And I use big shepherd's bread with two eggs.

The mayo is important. Nothing BUT REAL mayo.. Miracle Whip is disgusting.

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