Fried Egg Sandwiches

Fried Egg Sandwiches Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Vanessa McNeil Rocchio
When you need a meal in a hurry, cook up Fried Egg Sandwiches. These open-faced egg sandwiches are true comfort food goodness with layers of pancetta, argula, and fried eggs on top of challah bread with savor hollandaise sauce spooned on top.


Makes 4 servings
Total time: 27 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 27 Minutes


4 (1/2-inch-thick) challah bread slices
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 (0.9-oz.) envelope hollandaise sauce mix
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided
2 cups loosely packed arugula
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
4 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
12 thin pancetta slices, cooked
2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes


1. Preheat broiler with oven rack 5 to 6 inches from heat. Brush both sides of bread with butter; place on an aluminum foil-lined broiler pan. Broil 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until lightly toasted.

2. Prepare hollandaise sauce according to package directions; stir in zest and 1/2 tsp. lemon juice. Keep warm.

3. Toss together arugula, next 2 ingredients, 2 tsp. olive oil, and remaining 1 tsp. lemon juice.

4. Heat remaining 1 tsp. olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Gently break eggs into hot skillet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.

5. Top bread slices with arugula mixture, pancetta slices, and fried eggs. Spoon hollandaise sauce over each egg, and sprinkle with tomatoes. Serve immediately.

April 2012
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