Woody calls this sandwich “Scmegg Schmac-Schmuffin”. For ease of pronunciation and avoidance of copyright issues, I’ll call it the “Fast Food Egg Sandwich” here. I bought 2 metal rings for use in a frying pan to make constructing the egg “patty” easier. They kind of work, but are a pain to clean – albumin is the devil.
Ingredients for two sandwiches:
- 2 English muffins, toasted
- 2 slices of Prosciutto [usually I use Canadian bacon, but this is the fancy version!] cut into quarters so they’ll fit into the sandwiches
- Cheddar cheese, sliced thin [any cheese can be used, up to you], enough to cover one half of an English muffin.
- Salt and pepper [I’ve also added fresh chives in the past, green onions might work too]
- Ketchup, catsup, spicy ketchup, Tapatio, Taco Bell hot sauce, Sriracha, whatever your preference
- Start toasting the English muffin. A light toasting is best so things don’t get overly crunchy.
- Crack the eggs into the rings (pre-greased with cooking spray or butter) in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
- After a few seconds, use a fork to break up the yolks a little. You can also scramble the eggs before putting them in the rings if you prefer that method.
- Cook for 1-2 minutes, then run a table knife around the edges of the eggs to separate them from the rings.
- Slide a large spatula under the ring and egg. Pull the ring off the egg while it’s on the spatula, it should be easy if you’ve used the knife properly to separate. Quickly flip the egg onto the pan on the uncooked side. Repeat with the other egg.
- Put a lid on the pan and cook the eggs for another minute or so, depending upon your preference for how your eggs should be cooked.
- During or after the egg cooking, put 2 Prosciutto quarters on each half of the English muffins while still in the toaster oven (if you have a toaster only, you can probably just fry the meat in the frying pan with the eggs).
- Put the cheese on one half of each English muffin. Turn the toaster oven back on for a minute to warm both meat and cheese. When done, move everything to two plates for serving/customizing.
- When the eggs are done, spatula them to one half of each English muffin.
- Grind salt and pepper onto the sandwiches and add any other spices.
- Add whichever tomato or chili sauce you’d like.
- Close sandwiches, squish a bit.
Open sandwich, customized:
Finished sandwich – time to eat!