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Sunday night in my parents' house growing up usually meant a fried egg sandwich. Now, my dad loved his egg cooked hard between two pieces of grilled white bread slathered in butter. There you have it - fat, slathered in fat, grilled in fat - a fat sandwich! Well it was yummy. Probably one of the reasons I gained so much weight as a child. That dang fried egg sandwich. Well, my mother, being from the south (if you can call Southern Illinois the south) loved her egg sandwich a little runny and with some mustard. She always was the spicy one in the family. I didn't care for that when I was a kid, but I grew to love it as I got older. That whole, "your palette changes when you get older thing" really could be true. Frankly, I think we probably all just lose some of our sensitivity to taste and smell as we get older. Just like other body parts - but that's another story. Anyway, as an adult at home with kids I came to realize the power behind the egg. It is packed with goodness, protein and fat (not really a bad word like we were reinforced to believe in the past couple of decades) in a neat, tidy little package that is affordable and versatile. It actually struck me while watching the movie "Chicken Run" when Mr. Tweedy exclaims, "They's organized!" That the chickens really do know what they are doing. So began my adventure to make the perfect egg sandwich. This is the first of many.
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The First Of Many Egg Sandwiches

Ingredients
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Spray Of Pam
  • 2 Tablespoon Water
  • 1 Slice Vienna Toast
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Salsa Verde
  • 3-4 Shakes Of Hot Sauce
  • 1/4 Avocado Sliced
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
Preparation
Put Vienna Toast in the toaster before you add the egg to the pan. Heat up a non stick pan on medium just a bit and then spray some Pam in the pan. You could use a bit of butter or olive oil as well. It doesn't really matter - it just depends on how much fat you are willing to put up with. Fry until the white starts to set up. Turn the heat down a bit if the white bubbles too much. Add the water and cover with a glass lid to "steam" the egg. It will only take a minute or so depending on how soft you want the yolk. Meanwhile spread the Dijon onto the toast. Organize the ingredients on a plate. Toast first, then egg and top with avocado, salsa, hot sauce, salt and pepper. My mom would be proud. Mrs. Tweedy, not so much. 
 


Comments

04/30/2013 7:59pm

how thrilled am i that you started this blog??? beyond. so so excited!!! and what is it about eggs that make me insane. i must have one now.
congratulations!!!!!!

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04/30/2013 8:23pm

Thank you so much. I'm warning you that your stories will make there way into this blog!!! The technique used to create the tree in our blog logo was originally learned from your mother. As for eggs, a great meal when one only has about 100 calories left in the day!

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Anna
04/30/2013 8:04pm

I love your story telling. How wonderful to have these snapshots of your growing up experiences. Your blog reminds me of a recipe/photo collection I made for Doug many years ago.

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04/30/2013 8:25pm

Thanks, that means a lot Anna. Story telling is the great American past time and what better way to share lifestyles and promote love than through stories!!

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Wow, its very delicious.you have prepared yummy sandwiches Thanks for the recipe, I will try it too.All the ingredients are nutritious and good special, for kids.Nice post Thanks for sharing good recipes.

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