The Versatile Egg Sammy

As I may have previously mentioned, my aversion to the humble egg has ended. I don’t know what it was that provoked me to give it a go, as I have proclaimed my dislike of eggs for years! But one day I had it in my head that I wanted to like eggs, and I felt that a runny yolk version would be the way to go. So I put on my big girl pants and set out to fry my first every over easy egg. I decided to place it on top of some toast with avocado, cheddar cheese, and a squirt of sriracha. And it turned out to be one of the best decisions I have made!


What I love about a simple egg sammy is the runny yolk + some sort of toasted bready item so soak up all that goodness. Because they often involve only a few ingredients, I like to make sure I have quality ingredients. We almost exclusively get our eggs straight from a local farmer, which means they are fresh, delicious, and nutritious. Seriously, if you can access eggs direct from a local farmer, it is totally worth it.


I have made the versatile egg sammy into my go-to easy meal – be it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. I stuck with my fried egg/avocado/cheddar/sriracha combo for quite some time, but have since expanded those horizons. I’ve now delved into poached eggs, and added in a variety of bread items and toppings. Mushrooms, brie, sprouts, spinach, ham, hummus, naan, English muffins – they have all made appearances. It really is one of the most versatile, simple meals you can make.



The Versatile Egg Sammy

serves 1


  • 1 egg, preferably farm fresh, free range, and/or organic
  • 1 slice of sprouted grain bread, or your favourite bready item
  • ¼ ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup Shredded aged cheddar cheese
  • Salt & pepper
  • Sriracha


For an easy over fried egg:

1. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Add a dab of butter, and allow to melt.

2. Carefully crack your egg into the pan, taking care not to break the yolk. Fry for 2-3 minutes, until white is mostly cooked and egg is starting to brown on the underside. Carefully flip over, and cook another 1-2 minutes, until lightly browned.

For a perfectly poached egg:

1. Choose a pot large enough to hold 4 eggs all at once. Fill with at least 2 inches of water, add vinegar, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a gentle simmer.

2. Crack an egg into a small bowl, then gently slide from bowl into the water. Repeat with remaining eggs. Poach until the whites are opaque but yolks are still soft, 3-4 minutes.

3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer eggs to a small bowl and gently blot dry with a paper towel.

To assemble your sammy:

1. Toast your bread in the toaster.

2. Smash avocado onto bread, seasoning with salt and pepper.

3. Top with shredded cheddar.

4. Top with perfectly cooked egg.

5. Add sriracha to your heart’s content.


Note: This is really just a base recipe, open to all of your creative interpretations. Pretty much anything you have in the fridge is fair game for your egg sammy. Find that flavour combination that works for you, and enjoy!

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What are your ultimate foods/flavours to pair with eggs?

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Categories: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Meals, Meatless Monday, Nut Free, Recipe, Vegetarian


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