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Mar 19, 2014 05:14 AM

Looking for: Eggs sandwiches on Long Island

The subject serves so say the what and where, but one line isn't enough to really capture it.

I don't mean the typical scrambled eggs on a roll that any roadside deli has, I mean something like what they have at Scratchbread:
another review:

Perfection. The sublime goodness is so far removed from what's implied by the appellation "egg sandwich" that the phrase is at best misleading.

But... it's in Brooklyn, and there are only so many times I'm going to make the 2+ hour round trip there. So... any place on LI that has anything like it?

The closest I've found is Crazy Beans in Miller Place:
I like their offerings, but it's just not in Scratchbread's league.

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  1. Call me old fashioned, but to me an egg sandwich has to be on a hard roll, but not those newfangled chewy ones you see now on Long Island. I do like the egg as runny as possible, but health laws prohibit that to most extents at this point. If they can just get those two things right I'm happy.

    You are our breakfast expert, so keep us updated (I went to Crazy Beans on your rec and it was great, belated thanks!)

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    1. re: coll

      I'm glad you liked Crazy Beans.

      If you look at the Gothamist link, it's not on a chewy roll at Scratchbread (which, as the name implies, bakes their own wondrous bread). For two of the sandwiches its on their ParmaHoagie, with a parmesan crusted bottom, sea salt, cracked black pepper and fennel, topped with extra-virgin olive oil. Another sandwich, the Ben,
      is on a savory jalapeƱo muffin. And if you want runny eggs... just look at those pics!

        1. re: Scott_R

          Glad to see they serve it in a cup, wouldn't want to eat that baby while I was driving in the car!

        2. re: Scott_R

          That's what caught my eye, the eggs dripping. It's like you can taste them!

          I was just kidding about my preference (sort of), the bread sounds great. Would make a nice Italian hero, too!

      1. Just to note: Crazy Beans is opening a second location in Stony Brook Village.

        1. Had the Galway wrap at Crazy Beans: two eggs over easy, homemade corned beef hash, Swiss cheese (I asked for no cheese).
          It was pretty good, and I enjoyed it. but it didn't compare to Scratchbread. Two big factors:
          1) the bread. CB's was in a standard store-bought wrap, while Scratchbread uses their amazing breads (the Parmaloaf, etc.). Put them in Scratchbread's bread and almost anything tastes good.
          2) the condiments. The CB wrap was seasoned, but didn't have much else. Scratchbread, OTOH, puts on stuff like their kale pesto or wood-charred jalapeƱo sauce or their Sicilian salsa verde... absolutely glory.

          So, summary: Crazy Beans makes tasty stuff, but I'm still searching for something to match up to Scratchbread's incredibly good concoctions.

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          1. re: Scott_R

            The thing I remember most about Crazy Beans was the quality of the bread. As much as the fillings. As rare as a day in June.

            1. re: coll

              Well this wasn't "bread" in the sense of a loaf, but a rather standard thin wrap.

              To be fair, I've never found a wrap-style flatbread that has impressed me. I'm not counting pitas or naan or the like, but that millimeter- or two-thick sort of material. There was nothing *wrong* with it, for what it was, just not in the league of the (non-wrap) bread they use at Scratchbread.

              1. re: Scott_R

                I got something that wasn't a wrap, it was some kind of really good bakery bread. Wish I could remember, I know I wanted to ask where they got it from though.

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