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Mar 6, 2013 02:27 PM

Are there sandwiches that don't benefit from a sunny-side up (or over-easy) fried egg?

This is really a question for those that like fried eggs, and in particular fried eggs with runny yolks.

I think just about any sandwich out there can benefit from a sunny-side up egg -- be it a grilled veggie sandwich, a meat based one (like pastrami or roast beef and BBQ pulled pork), even seafood ones like a fish or an oyster Po'boy, or ethnic varieties like a Banh Mi.

There's just something special that words cannot do justice when that runny, custardy yolk bathes itself over the other sandwich fixins.

Maybe PB&J might be the exception, but I'd still give it a shot.

Your thoughts?

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  1. You beat me to it - PB&J...

    I'll add cream cheese and jelly and olive and cream cheese sandwiches!

    1. I thought of PBJ, but you said you'd give that a shot.

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      1. re: laliz

        I will, and I will report back.

      2. I LOVE fried eggs, but don't think I'd care for one on my seafood salad sandwich (w/mayo)....I'd like that to stay cool and have the only "warm" contrast the buttered, toasted roll.

        1. Agree that its great on any meat based sandwich… yum!


          PB & Banana

          Lobster salad roll

          Strange maybe but I can't see a fried egg on my egg salad on toast

          Meatn3- not a fan of the CC sandwich but with an egg? double yuck.

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          1. re: foodieX2

            I agree on the double yuck! I was adding to the list which don't benefit from an egg...perhaps we should make it a triple yuck.

          2. All of them.

            I can think of nothing more disgusting than a sunnyside up egg dripping down the rest of my food.

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            1. re: 512window

              Oh, I am with you! And I love fried eggs; love a creamy, liquid yolk for dipping - but in a sandwich? No. Even a breakfast sandwich is out for drippy yolks.

              1. re: Violatp

                Same here. Love a dippy egg, but never on a sandwich. Breakfast sandwiches at my house are made with an over hard egg.