Fried Egg Sandwich with Sriracha

by Tokyo Terrace on November 16, 2009

friedeggsandwich2When I was a kid, my dad used to make fried egg sandwiches. I particularly remember them being made in the colder months when Minnesota was especially cruel to those getting up before sunrise. Once I reached high school, my dad brought my sister and me to school most mornings and often times would leave the house with a steaming hot fried egg sandwich wrapped in tin foil to keep it as warm as possible. At that time, I didn’t appreciate the comforting taste of these simple sandwiches.

FriedEggSandwichMy dad’s fried egg sandwiches were always made with ketchup and the yolks were hard. Sorry dad, but I’m not so much a fan of the hard yolks. I did, however, enjoy the ketchup addition. My husband does not feel so great about ketchup. The first time he saw me put ketchup on a fried egg sandwich he pretty much flipped out wondering why I was ruining my sandwich that way. He puts cheddar cheese on his fried egg sandwiches instead.

The fried egg sandwich I am sharing with you today is a combination of my dad’s version and my husband’s version with a little Asian flair. There is still the presence of a red condiment and the cheese. I added a couple spinach leaves and a nice drizzle of Sriracha chili sauce for a delicious blend of sweet and spicy. The last time hubs had this he said (and I quote), “This is so good it’s ridiculous!” And he’s no liar when it comes to food.
Sriracha chili sauce is a spicy, slightly sweet and garlicy sauce that can be found in the Asian foods aisle of most grocery stores (both in the U.S. and in Tokyo). It is a great addition to many foods, even French fries! If you haven’t tried it before I would recommend you do so. Right now!
IMG_7141The great part about this sandwich is that it only takes about 5 minutes or so to make and you can vary the ingredients. Fried egg sandwiches are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or wrapped in tin foil to take in the car as you lovingly bring your kids to work on a cold Minnesota morning.

Fried Egg Sandwich with Sriracha

Makes 1 sandwich

2 eggs

2-3 spinach leaves, washed a dried

1 slice of cheddar cheese

2 slices of bread

2 teaspoons of butter

Sriracha chili sauce (about 1 tablespoon)

Melt 1 teaspoon of butter in a nonstick skillet. When the butter is melted, fry the eggs to your liking (I like mine runny but not over easy). Meanwhile, toast the bread. When the bread is toasted, spread the remaining 1 teaspoon butter on the one side of each slice.

Place the cheese slice on one piece of toast. Carefully place the eggs on top of the cheese. Layer the spinach leaves on top of the eggs, drizzle with Sriracha chili sauce and top with the second piece of toast. Cut in half and serve!

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  • http://www.sense-serendipity.blogspot.com/ Divina

    I love runny yolks too instead of the firm and dry ones. I could eat this anytime of the day and that includes a night snack. :)

  • http://www.sense-serendipity.blogspot.com Divina

    I love runny yolks too instead of the firm and dry ones. I could eat this anytime of the day and that includes a night snack. :)

  • http://momgateway.blogspot.com/ momgateway

    Perfect yolk, creamy and delicious with siracha and cheese. I like one too!

  • http://momgateway.blogspot.com momgateway

    Perfect yolk, creamy and delicious with siracha and cheese. I like one too!

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  • http://onefoodguy.blogspot.com/ Scott

    I love me a good egg sandwich, especially with a healthy dose of Sriracha. I like to make my egg sandwiches on whole wheat English muffins and I use Manchego cheese. And I cant’ remember the last time I had white bread but I would not turn down your sandwich if you made me one right now ;)

  • http://onefoodguy.blogspot.com Scott

    I love me a good egg sandwich, especially with a healthy dose of Sriracha. I like to make my egg sandwiches on whole wheat English muffins and I use Manchego cheese. And I cant’ remember the last time I had white bread but I would not turn down your sandwich if you made me one right now ;)

  • http://topslakr.com/ Topslakr

    Always a good way to start the day! I like to scramble the egg in a cup and then cook it into a bread shaped Omelette with cheese and sometimes bacon in the middle. Also, I know it’s starch overload, but every once in a while when I have some roasted potatoes left over, I’ll add them to the sandwich as well. It’s an excellent addition!

    Topslakr

  • http://topslakr.com Topslakr

    Always a good way to start the day! I like to scramble the egg in a cup and then cook it into a bread shaped Omelette with cheese and sometimes bacon in the middle. Also, I know it’s starch overload, but every once in a while when I have some roasted potatoes left over, I’ll add them to the sandwich as well. It’s an excellent addition!

    Topslakr

  • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite

    I used to eat fried egg sandwiches as a kid too – thanks for reminding me how great they can be! Love this updated version!

  • Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite

    I used to eat fried egg sandwiches as a kid too – thanks for reminding me how great they can be! Love this updated version!

  • http://greatoutdoorstoreonline.com James

    I am going to get some of that sauce and fresh spinach at the grocery store right now and make one. Should I get white bread too? I’m with Scott – “cant’ remember the last time I had white bread”.

  • http://greatoutdoorstoreonline.com/ James

    I am going to get some of that sauce and fresh spinach at the grocery store right now and make one. Should I get white bread too? I’m with Scott – “cant’ remember the last time I had white bread”.

  • cindy

    You continue to amaze me with your simple foods looking so photogenic
    Today three classes are making fat free banana bread
    http://issh.ac.jp/download/Recipes/Grade%207%20&%208/Banana%20Bread.pdf

  • cindy

    You continue to amaze me with your simple foods looking so photogenic
    Today three classes are making fat free banana bread
    http://issh.ac.jp/download/Recipes/Grade%207%20&%208/Banana%20Bread.pdf

  • http://wasabiprime.blogspot.com/ wasabi prime

    This is truly a Breakfast of Champions! I love egg sandwiches. Something about the egg with the bread — and it has to just be regular sandwich bread, nothing fancy — the texture and flavor makes me think of home. And the rooster sauce is a nice kick to get your morning started!

  • http://wasabiprime.blogspot.com wasabi prime

    This is truly a Breakfast of Champions! I love egg sandwiches. Something about the egg with the bread — and it has to just be regular sandwich bread, nothing fancy — the texture and flavor makes me think of home. And the rooster sauce is a nice kick to get your morning started!

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  • tokyoterrace

    Divina: I think this sounds like a perfect nighttime snack!

  • tokyoterrace

    Divina: I think this sounds like a perfect nighttime snack!

  • tokyoterrace

    Momgateway: I’m glad you like the looks of this sandwich! I love the yolks this way- it just adds a luxurious texture to the sandwich. Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you here again soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Momgateway: I’m glad you like the looks of this sandwich! I love the yolks this way- it just adds a luxurious texture to the sandwich. Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you here again soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Scott: This is a pretty amazing way to start the day. Or end it. Manchego cheese sounds pretty awesome- and I usually don’t eat white bread, but here in Japan it is easier to find than whole wheat. If I could send you this sandwich I would totally do it! :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Scott: This is a pretty amazing way to start the day. Or end it. Manchego cheese sounds pretty awesome- and I usually don’t eat white bread, but here in Japan it is easier to find than whole wheat. If I could send you this sandwich I would totally do it! :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Topslakr: Your sandwich sounds delicious! Even with the addition of potatoes! Nothing wrong with a hearty breakfast, right?

  • tokyoterrace

    Topslakr: Your sandwich sounds delicious! Even with the addition of potatoes! Nothing wrong with a hearty breakfast, right?

  • tokyoterrace

    Mardi: I look at this as the “grown-up” version. I don’t think that I would have appreciated the Sriracha as a kid… Thanks for the comment!

  • tokyoterrace

    James: I hope it turns out well! It’s kind of a no-fail recipe, so I’m sure it will be delicious! Enjoy!

  • tokyoterrace

    Mardi: I look at this as the “grown-up” version. I don’t think that I would have appreciated the Sriracha as a kid… Thanks for the comment!

  • tokyoterrace

    James: I hope it turns out well! It’s kind of a no-fail recipe, so I’m sure it will be delicious! Enjoy!

  • tokyoterrace

    Cindy: Hi there! The banana bread sounds great! Hope it goes well :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Cindy: Hi there! The banana bread sounds great! Hope it goes well :)

  • tokyoterrace

    WasabiPrime: It is a fabulous energizer in the morning. I love it on gloomy days when a bowl of cereal just doesn’t quite feed the soul. This sandwich does the trick every time!

  • tokyoterrace

    WasabiPrime: It is a fabulous energizer in the morning. I love it on gloomy days when a bowl of cereal just doesn’t quite feed the soul. This sandwich does the trick every time!

  • http://www.minnesotaimage.com/ Jenn

    You made me this (sans Sriracha) when I visited you! It was so good! I’m totally making this for Tim and I tomorrow for breakfast!

  • http://www.minnesotaimage.com Jenn

    You made me this (sans Sriracha) when I visited you! It was so good! I’m totally making this for Tim and I tomorrow for breakfast!

  • tokyoterrace

    Jenn: I did make this for you, didn’t I? Too bad I hadn’t discovered the Sriracha addition yet! I hope you guys enjoy this for breakfast in the morning :)

  • tokyoterrace

    Jenn: I did make this for you, didn’t I? Too bad I hadn’t discovered the Sriracha addition yet! I hope you guys enjoy this for breakfast in the morning :)

  • http://jeroxie.com/addiction penny aka jeroxie

    brilliant. I love runny and not dried up eggs. What a great way to start a day :)

  • http://jeroxie.com/addiction penny aka jeroxie

    brilliant. I love runny and not dried up eggs. What a great way to start a day :)

  • Rose Hoger

    Yum!!! Ale has volunteered to make this for me this weekend! ;) Can I buy this sauce in any local supermarket?

  • Rose Hoger

    Yum!!! Ale has volunteered to make this for me this weekend! ;) Can I buy this sauce in any local supermarket?

  • http://www.iplayinla.com/ Michelle

    I just found your blog and love it! Can’t wait to read more! Check out mine if you have time. Food, fun, and adventure in Los Angeles.

    http://www.iplayinla.com

    xoxo
    shelle

  • http://www.iplayinla.com Michelle

    I just found your blog and love it! Can’t wait to read more! Check out mine if you have time. Food, fun, and adventure in Los Angeles.

    http://www.iplayinla.com

    xoxo
    shelle

  • http://teajewel.wordpress.com/ candice

    Oooh, that (Japanese?) bread looks so soft and fluffy! And gooey egg… yum!

  • http://teajewel.wordpress.com candice

    Oooh, that (Japanese?) bread looks so soft and fluffy! And gooey egg… yum!

  • tokyoterrace

    Candice: It IS Japanese bread! Good eye… It is a perfect sandwich in many ways, but the gooey egg makes it. I stopped by your site and I love it! Great photos and great writing. Thanks for the comment! Come back again soon!

  • tokyoterrace

    Candice: It IS Japanese bread! Good eye… It is a perfect sandwich in many ways, but the gooey egg makes it. I stopped by your site and I love it! Great photos and great writing. Thanks for the comment! Come back again soon!

  • kiyoha

    wow !!

    ; )

    kiyohadomino.wordprees.com

  • kiyoha

    wow !!

    ; )

    kiyohadomino.wordprees.com

  • http://www.tasteasyougo.com/ Michelle @ Taste As You Go

    I can’t believe I’ve never thought to put Sriracha on my fried egg sandwiches! Scrambled eggs? Sure. But this is something I can’t wait to try!

  • http://www.tasteasyougo.com Michelle from Taste As You Go

    I can’t believe I’ve never thought to put Sriracha on my fried egg sandwiches! Scrambled eggs? Sure. But this is something I can’t wait to try!

  • http://sherryillk.livejournal.com/ Sherry

    Mmm…this looks delicious. I make these all the time, but I still use ketchup. I just love the taste of sriracha ketchup!

  • Nari

    wow delicious!! Your so amazing!!! <3

  • Nari

    I can’t wait to try this!! omg this is making me crazy.

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