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Jan 25, 2012 05:55 AM

The Best Potato and Egg Sandwich NYC

It's funny, basically I have spent the last decade fleeing the food of my "culinary patrimony", which is Italian-American cuisine. It is only now that I have come to embrace it and find myself on a quest to prepare and find the best of my noble heritage. My latest obsession is finding the best Potato and Egg Hero. Basically, I have deconstructed it on my own and I prepare a soft and moist omelet or scrambled egg with Mozz or Provolone and top it with a higly seasoned Potato and Casserole and sliced roasted peppers with a good semolina Italian roll. It is pretty damn good if I do say so myself, but I dare not say I have obtained perfection.

That is why I call on you Chowhounders to assist in finding the Holy Grail of Potato and Egg sandwiches. I have had the DeFonte version topped with Virginia Ham and it is definitely a satisfying sandwich, but I find it slightly underseasoned if not a little dry.

Please let me hear your recommendations.

Defonte's Sandwich Shop
261 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10010

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  1. It's been a while since I've gone, but I used to love the breakfast sandwiches at Parisi, on Mott between Prince and Spring. I'm pretty sure they season their eggs with magic. Or maybe it's just a lot of butter.

    Parisi Bakery
    198 Mott St, New York, NY 10012

    2 Replies
    1. re: lexismore

      Thanks, I have have always wanted to pay a visit to the deli for some of their other sandwiches. Now I have another reason.

      1. re: Anthony A

        Their regular Italian sandwiches are not fancy, but they are delicious (and enormous). If you go for that, I'd suggest going early, before they sell out of the semolina rounds.

    2. Parm? I haven't tried it there yet, but I loved the one at Torrisi before they moved their sandwich making operation.

      248 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

      1. I don't like saying "The best" except for my beautiful and talented wife but I have to say DeFonte's (Manhattan or Brooklyn) potato and egg sammich will knock your socks off!!