What’s the best part of working from home? On a day that involves a fried egg sandwich, the answer has to be “lunch.” I consider myself something of a connoisseur of the genre, and have arrived at the following recipe that gets a kick from Sriracha aioli. If you haven’t tried Sriracha, it’s a Thai hot sauce made from chilies and garlic and is a Southern California staple. I like to add it to mayonnaise to make this super-quick spicy aioli (it is also killer on a cheese burger). When choosing a cheese for the fried egg sandwich, look for something nutty and salty like Gruyere and make sure it’s sliced super-thin so it will melt on contact with fried egg hot off the griddle. The nuttiness also plays well with the multigrain bread. A peppery leafy green like arugula or mustard greens adds a bright note. Or make the sandwich your own and get creative by adding bacon or avocado—or both!
The Foodinista’s Fried Egg Sandwich with Sriracha Aioli
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon or more, to taste, Sriracha chile paste
2 slices lightly toasted whole grain bread
1 fried egg
2-3 thin slices of Gruyere
Handful of mixed greens
Freshly cracked salt and pepper, to taste
Mix mayo and Sriracha to make aioli. Spread the aioli over lightly toasted whole grain bread, and place a fried egg on one slice. Then, cover egg with cheese like Gruyere. And finally, sprinkle with some greens and freshly cracked salt and black pepper. Top with second slice of toast.