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Fried Egg Sandwich makes the perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner recipe. Loaded with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients.

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This Fried Egg Sandwich is layered with a delicious fried egg, slice cheese and crispy bacon. This sandwich is both filling and delicious and always a family favorite.

Make this easy breakfast recipe anytime of the day for a budget friendly recipe. You may also love this Scrambled Egg Sandwich.

Why We Love This Recipe

This breakfast sandwich can be made a variety of ways. I love that everyone can make it their own for a hearty breakfast option.

If you are looking for an easy breakfast option, make this best fried egg sandwich as you head out the door.

Ingredients

Fried Egg Sandwich ingredients - sourdough bread, butter, cheese slice, cheddar cheese slice, eggs, salt, pepper, bacon
  • Sourdough Bread 
  • Butter 
  • American Cheese Slice 
  • Cheddar Cheese Slice 
  • Large Eggs 
  • Salt 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Thick Cut Bacon 

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Variations Ideas

  • Mayo – You can use mayonnaise instead of butter in this recipe if you prefer. 
  • Cheese – These sandwiches are great with any of your favorite types of cheese.  We have used havarti, pepper jack and provolone for a delicious variations.
  • Bread – Change the bread to bagels, English Muffins or regular bread.
  • Additions – This fried egg sandwich is great by adding tomato, avocado or arugula.
  • Change Meat – Instead of bacon use ham or sausage.

Step by Step Instructions

Cooking bacon in a skillet

Step 1 – Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy.  Remove the bacon from the skillet to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up the excess grease.  

Buttered bread on a plate

Step 2 – Spread the butter (do not use all the butter) on the outside of each slices sourdough bread. Set aside. 

Cooking fried eggs in a skillet

Step 3 – Melt Butter in a clean skillet over medium high heat. Crack the eggs into the skillet and season them with salt and pepper.  Cook for 2-3 minutes until the bottom of the eggs are set. Then flip and cook for 1 more minute.

Topping fried eggs with slice cheese

Step 4 – Place the cheddar cheese on top of the eggs and allow it to melt. Move the eggs from the skillet to a separate plate and set aside.   

Topping slice bread with slice cheese in a skillet

Step 5 – Then place 2 slices of the bread butter side down into the skillet.  Top each piece of bread with an American cheese slice.

Topping the bread with the fried egg and crispy bacon

Step 6 – Layer the eggs on top of the bread (2 eggs per bread) and top with the cooked bacon (2 slices per bread) and the remaining slices of bread (butter side out).  

  • Step 7 – Cook the sandwiches in the skillet over medium high heat until golden brown (3-4 minutes).  Flip and brown the other side of the sandwich for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Step 8 – Remove the skillet, cut in half and enjoy.

Recipe Tips

  • Cook Bacon – We like to cook our bacon ahead of time to save time on serving day. You can also prepare this sandwich by using already cooked bacon.
  • Fried Eggs – Cook eggs in a hot skillet over medium heat. This cooks the eggs with a crispy edge and a runny yolk.
Fried egg sandwich up close

Serving Suggestions

These fried egg sandwich is delicious served just as it is. But you can even serve with one of these easy side dishes.

Fried egg sandwich stacked on a plate

How to Store Leftovers

These are best served fresh. If you have leftovers, store in the refrigerator for 1-2 days in an airtight container.

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Fried Egg Sandwich

5 from 1 vote
Fried Egg Sandwich makes the perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner recipe. Loaded with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 565

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces Sourdough Bread
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 slices American Cheese Slice
  • 2 slices Cheddar Cheese Slice
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 4 Stripes Thick Cut Bacon

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy.  Remove the bacon from the skillet to a plate lined with a paper towel to soak up the excess grease.
  • Spread the butter (do not use all the butter) on the outside of each slice of bread. Set aside.
  • Melt the remaining butter in a different clean skillet (different from the one you cooked the bacon in) over medium high heat.
  • Crack the eggs into the skillet and season them with salt and pepper.  Cook for 2-3 minutes until the bottom of the eggs are set. Then flip and cook for 1 more minute.  Place the cheddar cheese on top of the eggs and allow it to melt. Move the eggs from the skillet to a separate plate and set aside.
  • Then place 2 slices of the bread butter side down into the skillet.  Top each piece of bread with an American cheese slice.
  • Layer the eggs on top of the bread (2 eggs per bread) and top with the cooked bacon (2 slices per bread) and the remaining slices of bread (butter side out).
  • Cook the sandwiches in the skillet over medium high heat until golden brown (3-4 minutes).  Flip and brown the other side of the sandwich for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet, cut in half and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

These are best served fresh.  You can use mayonnaise instead of butter in this recipe if you prefer.  Also, these sandwiches are great with any of your favorite types of cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 565kcal, Carbohydrates 4g, Protein 25g, Fat 50g, Saturated Fat 23g, Polyunsaturated Fat 5g, Monounsaturated Fat 17g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 425mg, Sodium 1560mg, Potassium 259mg, Fiber 0.2g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 1213IU, Calcium 397mg, Iron 2mg

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