Fried egg sandwiches are one of my top five comfort foods of all time. The crunchy French bread with the melted cheese and the warm yolk breaking open on top of all that deliciousness is one life's divine moments.
So when my coworker brought in fresh eggs laid by his chickens and a bumper crop of tomatoes harvested from his vegetable garden - I immediately had visions of the fried egg feasts I would have in my future...
Fresh eggs are a rare delight for me. The yolks are so orange, when they break open it's like a warm, fiery gold sunset on your plate. There's nothing like it.
Fried Egg Sandwich
One medium - large egg
1 tbsp of butter or margarine
Two slices of French bread
A slice of sharp cheddar cheese
Two slices of medium tomatoes
1. Toast the French bread.
2. While toasting, heat up the butter/margarine the skillet to medium.
3. Once the butter is melted and the skillet is hot enough, crack open the egg onto the skillet. Fry for approximately 2 minutes, until the egg white is no longer translucent. Crack some pepper and sprinkle some sea salt on top.
4. Flip over the egg to fry on the other side and immediately place the cheese slice on top. Fry for approximate 2 minutes. Do not over-fry the egg or else your yolk will no longer be runny.
5. Assemble sandwich as follows: melted cheese, fried egg, arugula, and tomato slices between the two toasted French bread slices. I also like to sprinkle some sea salt on the arugula.
I also manage to have a quick and easy dinner out of fried eggs by putting one on top of my Easiest Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes. The runny yolk makes a fantastic "sauce."