This Fried Egg Sandwich is an elevated twist on a tasty breakfast classic. It’s made with bacon, gruyere cheese, and arugula all on a soft brioche bun. The chipotle mayo gives it an extra edge that takes this sandwich to the next level.
This fried egg sandwich is perfect for those slow paced mornings where you’re looking to indulge a little. Whether it’s for breakfast or a cozy weekend brunch, you can’t go wrong with a good breakfast sandwich.
We put a gourmet spin on it by adding gruyere cheese, arugula, and smoky chipotle mayo. Pair it with a side of breakfast potatoes and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice for the ultimate brunch meal.
Below are a few notes about the ingredients. For the full list with quantities, check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Brioche Bun: We love the pillowy texture of a buttery brioche bun.
- Eggs: A good runny egg makes all the difference.
- Bacon: You’ll need two slices of bacon.
- Gruyere Cheese: Cut it into thin slices.
- Arugula: This can be substituted for mixed greens.
- Mayo: We recommend using Hellmann’s or Dukes.
- Chipotle Powder: You can also add a pinch of cayenne if you like things spicier.
How to Make a Fried Egg
We like our eggs sunny-side up for this sandwich, but feel free to fry them however you want (over easy, over medium, etc.).
Step 1: In a greased pan over medium heat, crack the egg into the pan. Try and keep the white contained so it fits into the sandwich.
Step 2: Let the egg cook for about 2 minutes until the white is mostly cooked through and the yolk is still liquid.
Step 3: Turn off the heat and let it sit for 20-30 seconds. The residual heat in the pan will continue to cook the egg.
Step 4: Immediately remove the egg to prevent it from over cooking and place it on the bottom half of the sandwich. That’s it!
For over easy eggs, follow steps 1 and 2 then carefully and quickly flip the egg over. Cook until the whites are just set.
Which Bread to Use
For a good-quality fried egg sandwich, picking the right bread is key. You want to pick something that not only adds flavor, but holds up well, especially with a drippy fried egg.
- Brioche Bun: We think this is the best option with its soft, buttery texture and flavor.
- Croissant: A delicious gourmet option that elevates any kind of sandwich.
- Sourdough: Can’t go wrong with a rustic loaf of sourdough bread. It adds a bit of tang that pairs well with the other ingredients in the sandwich.
Here are a few of our favorite things to eat with this fried egg sandwich:
- Crispy breakfast potatoes
- Hash browns
- Mixed greens salad
- Kettle cooked chips
Of course! Sliced avocado, fresh tomatoes, and caramelized onions are all great choices.
Yes. If you’re not a fan of spicy, you can use aioli, dijon, or whole grain mustard. We recommend trying the herbes de Provence mayo from our Mediterranean Goat Cheese Sandwich. It’s so good!
This Fried Egg Sandwich is an elevated twist on a tasty breakfast classic. It’s made with bacon, gruyere cheese, and arugula all on a soft brioche bun. The chipotle mayo gives it an extra edge that takes this breakfast sandwich to the next level.
- 1 ½ tbsp mayo
- ⅛ tsp chipotle powder
Fried Egg Sandwich:
- 1 brioche bun
- 2 slices bacon
- 1 large egg
- 1 slice gruyere cheese, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup (10 g) arugula, packed
- In a small bowl, mix together the mayo and chipotle powder.
Fried Egg Sandwich:
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and place the top and bottom half of the brioche bun on the skillet, cut side down.
- Toast for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Flip them over and toast the other sides for 20-30 seconds. Set aside on a plate and spread the chipotle mayo on the top half of the bun. Pile the arugula on the bottom half and place the gruyere on top.
- With the pan still on medium heat, cook the bacon until brown and crispy, flipping halfway through (5-6 minutes)*. As it’s cooking, set aside a plate with paper towels on top.
- Place the cooked bacon on top of the plate with the paper towels to allow some of the fat to drain.
- Reduce the heat of the skillet to medium-low and crack the egg in the pan. If there is too much bacon grease, drain some of it out. You still need some to cook your egg in, so don’t get rid of all of it.
- Cook the egg for about 2 minutes until the white is almost cooked through and the yolk is still runny.
- Turn off the heat and let the egg sit for 20-30 seconds. The residual heat in the pan will continue to cook it.
- Remove the egg from the pan and place it on top of the cheese on the bottom half of the sandwich. Break the bacon into 4 pieces and fit it onto the top half where the mayo is.
- Close the sandwich and enjoy!
Bacon: The total cook time of the bacon is 5-6 minutes, so you’ll need to flip it after about 3 minutes.
Pair this sandwich with our crispy breakfast potatoes for a complete breakfast!
- Serving Size: 1 sandwich
- Calories: 493
- Sugar: 3.4 g
- Sodium: 824.9 mg
- Fat: 37 g
- Carbohydrates: 16.2 g
- Fiber: 0.3 g
- Protein: 22.7 g
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