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Deep fried poached egg sandwich

Poach egg
Dust poached egg with flour
Then dip in egg wash
Then bread with Panko breadcrumbs
Then deep fry in peanut oil for 15-20 seconds, or until golden brown.

Now take two slices of Pumpernickel bread (personal preference)
Add a couple of slices of bacon (or, if you're like most people, a big handful) to one slice of bread
Then top with a couple of slices of avocado and/or tomatoes
And then add the deep fried poached egg on top of it all
Garnish with some homemade tartar sauce (or other condiment of your choice like Sriracha)
Then top it all off with the other slice of bread.

And, voila!

Best. Sandwich. Ever.

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  1. Poach egg to what degree of doneness, liquid yolk and set white, I guess, or more, for ease of handling; the deep fry session hard cooks the yolks? Normally I'm with you on your culinary adventures, but this is a step over how hard I want to work for what amounts to a (very nice) egg sandwich.

    Love the Pumpernickel, bacon, yes, and avocado and tomato, absolutely.

    What I would do: Fry bacon, fry egg in bacon grease, flip egg, baste with bacon grease; continue to cook until yolk is firm, sprinkle egg well with panko, salt and pepper, flip again, allow to crisp. In the meantime, bread is toasting. Layer buttered toast with avocado, tomato, bacon and egg. Eat.

    I know, not quite the same crispy, crunchy coating on the egg from it's deep fried adventure, and that's a gorgeous thing, but it's breakfast, and like I said, not willing to work that hard...

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    1. re: bushwickgirl

      Yes, liquid yolk, set white.

      Deep frying does not hard cook the yolks at all. Still plenty runny. In fact, I needed *two* bibs to eat this sandwich.

      Next time I make this, you can come over. This way you can enjoy it without all the hardwork.

      Cheers!

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Oh, thanks, it's only the deep fry bit I can't get into, the rest suits me fine. Not hard work, didn't mean to have it sound like it was, plus I know you're a food trooper; regardless, invite accepted!

        I'll bring extra bibs!

    2. i've had deep fried poached eggs before, and they're delicious - usually as an appetizer, over greens or something. that crunchy coating is fantastic with the oozy yellow. my only question is, does putting it between two pieces of bread sort of "invalidate" breading it and deep frying it? i would think you wouldn't get the crispy coating effect that you get from deep frying the poached egg as you describe if it's surrounded by bread. am i wrong?

      of course, i've never tried making it myself. scared of deep frying!

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      1. re: mariacarmen

        >>>>>>>>>>does putting it between two pieces of bread sort of "invalidate" breading it and deep frying it?

        Not really. Think of it as a chicken fried steak sandwich, but before the chicken has hatched from the egg.

        >>>>>i would think you wouldn't get the crispy coating effect that you get from deep frying the poached egg as you describe if it's surrounded by bread. am i wrong?

        No. That's the magic of Panko. Stays crispy.

      2. this has been on my to-do list for quite awhile. it sounds swoony good, but like bg, it seems a bit more than i want to tackle for breakfast. lunch though? yup.

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        1. re: hotoynoodle

          I had it for dinner.

          But who am I kidding. I'd easily do it just for a late afternoon snack.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            lol. definitely an anytime kinda thing. how do you transfer the egg to the panko/egg wash without bursting the yolk open? just practice?

        2. Awesome. Kind of reminds me of deep fried hard boiled egg w/tamarind sauce

          1. Sounds delightfully sinful... I will most definitely be trying this out...