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The Very Best Egg Sandwich

Bread? How is the egg cooked? Type of cheese, if any? Other ingredients?

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  1. Kaiser roll, 2 scrambled, (don't brown) bacon, American cheese (not "cheese product" or "cheese food"). Salt & black pepper. Black coffee made in a metal percolator -- this is elemental stuff.

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    1. re: rjbh20

      Yes! Butter then grill my roll please. Ubiquitous in CT where we grew up. Rolls are called hard rolls. Extra points for a poppy seed one.

        1. re: c oliver

          Kaiser/Hard roll is ideal, though good ones have gotten very difficult to find. I usually skip the cheese, but salt/pepper/bacon is a must. A little brown on the bacon is ok...but crispy bacon is a major fail.

          1. re: The Professor

            Oh, yikes! I consider non-crispy bacon a major fail.

            1. re: c oliver

              Certain things are much better stiff than flabby. ;-)

          2. re: c oliver

            i think that referred to the eggs

              1. re: rjbh20

                Ah, gotcha! Misplaced commas do me in regularly also :)

            1. re: rjbh20

              What do you mean by American cheese that isn't processed or cheese food? I'm very curious.

              1. re: PandaCat

                Velveeta and Kraft American "cheese", is my guess.

                Never on an egg sammich. A burger, OTOH? Perhaps.

                1. re: PandaCat

                  When I head to the store, there is usually a choice of American cheese or "cheese product." I'm assuming we mean the non-cheese-product stuff. Kraft has the "Deli Deluxe" that's not the cheese-product.

                  I'd throw Velveeta into the cheese product category, but I might be wrong on that.

                  1. re: jbsiegel

                    Not wrong. Velveeta is the crowning glory of cheese product.

                      1. re: speakhandsforme

                        Agreed. Melting cheese perfection for certain things.

                2. I like them with eggs fried hard (yolks broken) in plenty of butter with salt and pepper, cheese (this is one of the only applications where I like American, but most any good melter will do). Bread (any type of sandwich bread, white or wheat, but no buns/rolls, please) also toasted in butter. But really, the best thing about egg sandwiches for me is that my DH makes them for me when I'm sick. He hates cooking but he likes taking care of me :)

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                  1. I would like to join just to get ideas. I would like to see if it stays mostly in the breakfast mode or goes to the curried egg salad vein. I hope that's okay.

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                    1. re: suzigirl

                      One of my all-time favorites is curried egg salad and chopped green olives w/pimiento.

                      1. re: eclecticsynergy

                        Oh yes, how could I forget about egg salad, still warm on toasted dark rye bread. Yum!

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                      2. re: suzigirl

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                            1. re: Dave MP

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                      3. Rjbh's ingredients sound pretty good, but if I were making an ultimate egg sandwich it would have a slice of pan fried salty country ham, the egg would be fried medium (a little runny, but not too), the bread would be something with lots of holes, maybe ciabatta, grilled in butter, to gild the lily maybe some roasted peppers, and a really sharp cheddar. Of course, having gone that far, you might as well just put a fried egg on a burger! Mmmm

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                        1. re: tim irvine

                          Do you eat that with a knife and fork? I'd think biting through a slice of ham on a sandwich could be problematic.

                          1. re: c oliver

                            Slice it thin. Plus real country ham isn't the chewy thing you encounter with honey baked ham. There's nothing wrong with throwing in the towel, however, and resorting to knife and fork if needed.

                            1. re: tim irvine

                              A quick sizzle in butter takes the rubberiness out of sliced country ham and makes it tender enough to bite through. I got some packages of Broadbent's biscuit slices and was dismayed by the toughness until I tried a very quick fry - made all the difference.

                              A runny egg on a sandwich is something I never even heard of until I was in my 20s, and some people I knew made me one. They were surprised at my surprise, since they'd never heard of them prepared any other way! In my world, the first thing you do after putting a sandwich egg in the pan is break the yolk …

                              I'm thinking that a small cube steak, seasoned and dredged in flour and then fried, would be a good thing to have in there, along with the egg and some cheese. I would probably go to my breakfast default bread, toasted or grilled sourdough. A smear of harissa mayonnaise would work there, too.

                        2. Hard roll, fried over well broken, crispy bacon, salt. Nothing else!

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                          1. re: jbsiegel

                            As above, but no salt. With butter and good raspberry jam, AND a spoonful of home fries (containing lots of browned onion) included as part of the sandwich.

                            1. re: greygarious

                              Raspberry jam & home fries? I may have finally heard it all.