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Egg sandwich

Ultimate Fried Egg Sandwich

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sandwich 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This fried egg sandwich recipe will have your heart! Here’s how to make an egg sandwich you’ll want to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 large ripe tomato
  • 2 leaves romaine lettuce
  • 4 slices whole grain, sourdough or artisan bread
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter (or olive oil for dairy free)
  • 2 eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper


  1. Make the smoky mayo: In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, hot sauce, and smoked paprika. (Or substitute Special Sauce or Russian Dressing for Big Mac-style flavors.)
  2. Prep the toppings: Slice the tomato into large slices and sprinkle with a little kosher salt. Tear the romaine leaves in half. Toast the bread. 
  3. Fry the egg: In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium low heat. Add the eggs and sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt and a few grinds black pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the whites are firm but the yolk is still runny (do not flip). 
  4. Make the sandwich: To serve, top one bread slice with lettuce, tomato, a pinch of kosher salt, avocado, and egg. Slather the top slice of bread with smoky mayo and place it on top of the sandwich. 
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Eggs

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