Believe it or not, I wanted this to be my first post on my blog. You see, I wanted to show an example of the humble beginnings that have led me down the culinary path where I find myself today. But I chickened out. After giving it some thought, I thought it might be a little too lowbrow to open with.
But now, I present…the fried egg sandwich.
There was a time when this was a real treat for me. Several days of eating nothing but ramen can have that effect on someone, I suppose. This recipe originally called for two pieces of bread, an egg and some garlic salt. Simple and surprisingly delicious.
2 Tbs butter (or margarine)
Cheap white bread – 2 slices
Cheap bologna – 1 slice (optional)
Cheap processed American cheese – 1 slice (optional)
Garlic salt – as much as you want
Dill pickle slices – optional
Fry and egg in butter. Break the yolk with a fork, but don’t mix the egg. Cook the egg just to the point where the yolk becomes firm. Set the egg aside.
Add a little more butter to the pan and add a slice of bread. Lay the egg on the bread. Sprinkle copious amounts of garlic salt on the egg. Top with the other slice of bread. Toast both sides of the sandwich and serve.
If you choose to add the bologna and cheese, pan fry the bologna until the edges char. Add the bologna and cheese to the sandwich before toasting in the pan. I rarely made it this way, years ago, because I didn’t usually have bologna and cheese on hand. But I almost always had an egg and cheap white sandwich bread. Yum!
And of course, the sandwich is even better with some pickles and a toothpick!