Sunday, June 15, 2008

Fried Egg Sandwiches

This post is for my dad. Fried egg sandwiches are for my dad? Yup.

When I was growing up, my dad had some definite food favorites. In no particular order: sizzle burgers (hamburgers with worcestershire sauce), lawry's spaghetti sauce, avocado sandwiches (I am definitely my father's daughter on this one), and fried egg sandwiches. He also used to butter his bread for sandwiches he took to work, so the jelly or mayo wouldn't get the bread soggy before lunch.

I think it's funny what we remember and know about our parents, or family members in general. We know so many of the little things, the little things that make them tick. What they like, what they don't like. I love knowing these silly or small things about my dad, and thinking about him when I'm making a food that I crave. A food I crave, all because he introduced me to it and it's one of his favorites too.

Happy father's day, to a wonderful dad. I love you, and am a very lucky fried-egg-sandwich-eating girl.

Dad's fried egg sandwich:

1 egg complete
1 egg white
1 tablespoon butter
1 piece of bread
Salt & pepper to taste

Heat a frying pan on med-high, add 3/4 of the butter. When the butter has melted and started to 'pop', add the egg. Break the yoke (you can leave whole if you prefer, but makes for a bit of a messier sandwich).

Put bread in toaster.

Fry the eggs approx. 3 minutes, until the majority of the egg white looks cooked (opaque white). I also like my eggs well cooked, with slightly golden brown spots. Add salt & pepper.

Flip to cook the other side. The second side requires less cook time, perhaps 1-2 minutes.

Butter the bread, and assemble the sandwich with egg.

Makes 1 sandwich.

Bonus, this is the easiest lunch and soooo delicious. Will curb any protein craving you are having.

Guten appetit!


jamie said...

oh yum... one of my favorites, too. and also an inherited taste from my dad! except we gaskins like them with slightly goopy yolks (but set whites, unlike my freak husband who doesn't mind runny whites), and mayo. yum!

lisat said...

Yum I love fried egg sandwiches too. I'm glad your blog has an easy task for me now that I'm back cooking. We took a long food making break as the end of the school year was here. Luckily I have in laws down the hill that cook for me a lot! I think I'll make one of these tomorrow! (no runny yolk though!)