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How to Make the Best Egg Sandwiches

Egg sandwiches are a delicious and portable breakfast that you can take anywhere! I love making a pile of egg sandwiches in the morning and then enjoy watching them disappear throughout the day. My husband enjoys intermittent fasting and so he pops home around mid-day and can grab one without any fuss, and my daughter enjoys eating one for her after school snack. Sometimes I get so busy in my mornings that I forget to eat, but if there’s a pile of egg sandwiches, I have no excuse!

Ingredients

  • 4 Eggs (Preferably pastured)
  • ¼ c. Raw Milk
  • Real Salt (I buy my Real Salt in bulk here, you can buy a shaker here, or a refill pouch here.)
  • Pepper
  • ¼ c. Cheddar Cheese (Shredded or sliced)
  • Sourdough Muffins
  • 2 t. Butter

Directions

There are two ways to make egg sandwiches. 1) You can use scrambled eggs, which can be a little more difficult to balance the on the muffin, but they are oh so light, fluffy, and delicious! 2) Or you can use fried eggs which pack up a little better and give you that “Egg McMuffin” taste that you might crave from time to time.

Scrambled Egg Sandwich

  1. Cook the Perfect Scrambled Eggs: Check out my recipe for how to make the perfect scrambled eggs every time using a perfectly cured cast iron skillet.
  2. Melt the Cheese: Once your eggs have been cooked to perfection, I like to first top them with a large pat of butter, stir and melt it around, then add a fresh sprinkling of salt, and finally add shredded cheese. Cover, turn off the heat, and let it melt.
  3. Put Eggs on the Sourdough Muffin: Check out my sourdough muffin recipe to see how to make some delicious “English Muffins” that free from phytic acid and taste great! Scoop out a generous amount of eggs onto the buttered muffin and press the top down.
scrambled egg sandwich with melted cheese on a sourdough muffin

Scrambled Egg Sandwich

 

Fried Egg Sandwich

  1. Cook the Perfect Fried Eggs: Check out my recipe for how to make the perfect fried eggs every time using a perfectly cured cast iron skillet.
  2. Melt the Cheese: Once your eggs have been cooked to perfection, I like to first top them with a large pat of butter, stir and melt it around, then add a fresh sprinkling of salt, and finally add shredded cheese. Cover, turn off the heat, and let it melt.
  3. Cut and Fold the Eggs: Once you separate the eggs into individual servings, you’ll want to fold them in half so that they’ll fit more easily on the muffin. I like to cut off the little triangle piece so that it’s the best fit. Then I take the little triangles, cut them up a little more, and serve them on the side.

    fried eggs with melted cheese folded and cut for an egg sandwich

    Fried Eggs Folded In Half and Cut to Fit on an Egg Sandwich

  4. Put Eggs on the Sourdough Muffin: Check out my sourdough muffin recipe to see how to make some delicious “English Muffins” that free from phytic acid and taste great! Scoop out a generous amount of eggs onto the buttered muffin and press the top down.

    fried egg sandwich with melted cheese on a sourdough muffin

    Fried Egg Sandwich

 

Variations: There are plenty of other toppings that you can add to make your egg sandwich even better. Here are some of the topping I enjoy adding periodically.

egg sandwich with jalapenos

Egg Sandwich with Jalapeños

  • Crumbled Bacon
  • Fried Lunchmeat
  • Taco Meat
  • Sliced Jalapeños
  • Diced Green Pepper
  • Tomato Slices
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Garlic Slices (As long as I’m not going to talk to anyone who will care about my breath!)
perfect scrambled eggs cooked in a cast iron skillet

How to Make the Best Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs are an absolute staple in our family. I usually cook some kind of eggs every morning. Sometimes I’ll be in the mood for scrambled eggs, but it may be a day for some sunny side up eggs or a baked egg dish. You never know! Anyways, knowing how to make REALLY GOOD scrambled eggs is one of the first lessons a mom chef needs to learn.

Ingredients

  • 4 Eggs (Pastured is best.)
  • ¼ c. Milk (Raw is best.)
  • 1 t. Real Salt (I buy my Real Salt in bulk here. You can buy a shaker here, or a refill pouch here.)
  • ½ t. Pepper
  • 2 T. Butter
  • 1 c. Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Directions

  1. Cure the Cast Iron Skillet: If you are cooking with a cast iron skillet (which I recommend for pretty much everything), then you’ll want to make sure it’s properly cured before you begin. Even if it’s been cured recently, I recommend running some hot water over it to clean out any bits of food, pouring in a fresh glug of olive oil, and letting it sit at the lowest setting on your stove for about thirty minutes to an hour.
  2. Coconut Oil (or Butter): Add a dollop of coconut oil and turn the heat up to a 3 or 4 for a few minutes.

    Coconut Oil Melting on a Cast Iron Skillet

    Coconut Oil Melting on a Cast Iron Skillet

  3. Mix the Eggs: While the pan is preheating, combine the eggs, milk (you can always substitute water if you’re out of milk), salt, and pepper.
    eggs, milk, salt, pepper ready to mix for scrambled eggs

    Eggs, Milk, Salt, and Pepper

    If it suits your fancy, you can add a few other spices like maybe some cayenne pepper, onion powder, of some chives. Get crazy! Mix really well.

    scrambled egg mixture mixed until it's nice and bubbly

    Scrambled Egg Mixture

  4. Add the Eggs: Make sure the coconut oil is melted and the pan has had plenty of time to heat up (a few minutes at least), then pour in the eggs. If the pan sizzles as you add the eggs, you know the temperature is just right. (But don’t worry if it doesn’t, it’s better too cook too low than too high.)
  5. Cover and Cook: The key to making really good scrambled eggs is to cook them at a low temperature and to cook them cook slowly. If you lift up the lid and nothing is going on, turn up the dial a titch. But keep your eye on it, because they can burn quickly!  It’s better to start too low than too high.

    scrambled eggs cooking nice and slow so that they don't burn

    Scrambled Eggs Cooked Halfway Through

  6. Stir: After you can see that the eggs have cooked a considerable amount, start to stir. Start by flipping the eggs over, then chop them up (I prefer semi-big chunks) as you move them around. Just don’t over stir, you’ll make the pieces too small and they’ll lose their softness.

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    Cooked Scrambled Eggs

  7. Add Butter: Add a big chunk of butter, let it melt, then stir it around to mix it in.

    cooked scrambled eggs with melting butter in a cast iron skillet

    Scrambled Eggs with Butter

  8. Add More Salt: This is when I like to add a fresh sprinkling of salt.

    cooked scrambled eggs with butter and salt in a cast iron skillet

    Scrambled Eggs with Butter and Salt

  9. Add Cheese: Sprinkle on some shredded cheese, cover with a lid, and turn the stove off until it melts.
    cooked scrambled eggs with shredded cheese about to melt

    Cooked Scrambled Eggs with Shredded Cheese Ready to Melt

    cooked scrambled eggs with melted cheese in a cast iron skillet

    Cooked Scrambled Eggs with Melted Cheese

  10. Serve: This is another kid favorite in our house!

    cooked scrambled eggs with melted cheese on a plate with a kids fork

    Kid’s Plate with Scrambled Eggs