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The Fairfax

Photo: Thomas J. Story

Total time 45 mins
Yield

Makes 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

You might be perfectly fine with your usual egg-and-cheese sandwich--until you try Eggslut's version. The restaurant (with three locations in the L.A. area and one in Las Vegas), spreads warm brioche buns with Sriracha mayo, adds soft-cooked eggs, caramelized onions, and a thick slice of melty cheddar cheese such as Tillamook (the cooks briefly heat a cheese slab in a nonstick pan on the stove to melt it slightly before adding it to the sandwich).

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, divided
  • 1 large onion, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 4 teaspoons Sriracha chili sauce
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 brioche buns (about 13 oz. total), split, or 1 loaf (14 oz.) unsliced brioche bread
  • 1 dozen large eggs, preferably pasture-raised
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced chives
  • 4 thick slices sharp cheddar cheese, such as Tillamook (about 1/4 in. thick and 3 in. square, 5 1/2 oz. total)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 1014
  • caloriesfromfat 67 %
  • protein 39 g
  • fat 75 g
  • satfat 38 g
  • carbohydrate 44 g
  • fiber 2.9 g
  • sodium 1701 mg
  • cholesterol 969 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt 2 tbsp. butter in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring often, until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Scrape into a bowl and set onion and pan aside.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk Sriracha and mayonnaise to blend. Set aside, chilled.

  3. For brioche buns, preheat oven to 200°. Lay buns cut-side down on a rimmed baking sheet and loosely drape with foil and set in oven to warm (about 20 minutes). For brioche bread, preheat broiler with rack set 5 in. from heat. Cut 1-in. slices of bread and set on a rimmed baking sheet. Broil, turning once, until lightly toasted, about 30 seconds per side.

  4. In a medium bowl, stir eggs with salt until blended but not frothy. Over medium-high heat, melt remaining 4 tbsp. butter in pan used for onion. Pour in eggs and cook, stirring gently, until eggs are halfway set, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add chives, and stir occasionally until eggs are softly set, 1 to 3 minutes more. Transfer eggs to a medium bowl and wipe pan clean with paper towels.

  5. Heat pan over medium heat. Meanwhile, set buns on plates and smear Sriracha mayo on cut sides. Pile eggs on bun bottoms. Set cheese in warm pan and cook just until softened, 30 to 45 seconds. Using a wide spatula, set cheese on eggs. Sprinkle with onions and cap with bun tops.

Eggslut, Los Angeles area and Las Vegas