Egg sandwiches are one of my favorite breakfast items. Every person I have come across does their egg sandwich a slightly different but always new and delicious way. Below I document some of the varieties of egg sandwich made by my various friends and family. I have arranged them from simplest and most classic, to most complex and gourmet.
A simple but classic egg sandwich, the egg McJessica is made with two scrambled or fried eggs and a slice of cheddar cheese. Add pepper and salt to taste and put it between two toasted slices of bread.
The ideal egg McKersti is an open faced sandwich on half a lightly toasted blueberry bagel. The bagel is usually spread with plain cream cheese, but will sometimes have strawberry or pumpkin if in season. Add two slices of fresh avocado, a slice of honey ham, and a single over-hard egg on top to make it complete.
The egg McVaino is a closed sandwich between two fresh slices of homemade sourdough bread. It has a slice of cheddar cheese, a slice of ham, and two scrambled eggs. (To make a Secret Ingredient Egg McVaino, you add a 3rd egg. Shhh.)
The egg McDavid is a gourmet affair. It has deliciously cooked mushrooms, two slices of thinly carved ham, and a slice of Gouda cheese on an open faced warm croissant. Two eggs are cooked over-hard and placed on top.
An egg McZhenghua starts with either an egg or potato hamburger bun. Fresh cook a couple pieces of bacon until chewy, not crispy. Cook eggs over-easy and melt a slice of cheddar cheese on top. Add whatever sauce wets your appetite that morning. Sauces typical of the egg McZhenghua are ranch based, mayo based, BBQ based, or even Thousand Island.
To make an egg McAmber, you scramble together two egg whites, one hard boiled egg yolk, salt and pepper to taste, a dash of paprika, half a tablespoon plain Greek yogurt, a bit of scallions, and a dash of lemon zest. Cook this delicious concoction, place a piece of lettuce on top, and sandwich it between whatever bread you happen to have laying around.