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Monday, September 5, 2016

Munchie Monday: Simple Food--Fried Egg Sandwich

Many mornings we have very little time and want a quick bite to eat.  A fried egg sandwich is where we go...at least for Dear One!

This is how we do it:

Put a 12-inch cast iron Lodge skillet onto the burner and turn the gas on medium high for 5-6 minutes.

Add one tablespoon coconut oil.  Stir it around until the oil melts and coats the bottom of the skillet.

Gently tap two (or only one egg if you want) large eggs, one at a time, on the counter beside the stove and lower egg into the skillet.  Breaking the egg open in this way gives less chance of egg shells being cooked with the eggs.  An extra step would be to break the egg into a small dish, inspect the dish for errant egg shells then lower the egg into the skillet. 

Let the egg white begin to cook up a little bit then break the yolk so it spreads into the white.  Put a cover on the skillet for 1 minute.  Remove cover then carefully flip the eggs over and let them cook for another 30 -60 seconds.  Or longer if the egg is not hard enough.  Dear One does NOT like uncooked eggs.  Except in eggnog...

In the meantime, have some nice whole wheat bread toasting.  When the toast is cooked, lay it on a luncheon plate and get out the catsup.

When the eggs are done cooking, lay the eggs on top of one piece of the toast.  Give them a squirt of catsup then cover with the second piece of toast.  Cut across the sandwich and serve.

One variation Dear One loves is to have a slice of pepper jack cheese put between the two eggs.  When we do that, I set the sandwich in the microwave for 15 seconds so the cheese melts, then at that point I cut the sandwich.

Usually, because of time issues,  I just serve Dear One the sandwich and get my own breakfast salad to eat along with him companionably.   Sometimes I take a little more time and add some grapes or other fruit to the plate.  If I am being really nice, I will make him some homemade hashed browns, but that sort of negates the quick mornings.

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