Jason Gnewikow shares his perfect egg sandwich recipe!

From Jason Gnewikow: "This dish makes me happy just because I love breakfast! But mostly it reminds me of my dad.He actually made the original perfect egg sandwich, which was a lot simpler than my egg sandwich but so good all the same... fried egg, butter, simple white bread. It was a go-to staple for a quick bite in a pinch. He would usually make these for me in the summer when he came home for lunch from work."


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Serves 1

You will need:
2 eggs
1 slice of good sharp cheddar
1 good roll of your choice
handful of sage (ideally fresh but dried works too)
sriracha ketchup (just put a little sriracha in some ketchup)
  1. Heat up a non-stick skillet to medium heat.
  2. Put a sliver of butter in the pan and grill your bread a bit, inside, face down. Set aside when it’s golden brown.
  3. Coarsely chop your sage.
  4. More butter for the pan (don’t be shy, butter is the secret).
  5. Crack eggs next to each other in the skillet and cover.
  6. Once the eggs start to firm up, scatter half the sage in, flip the eggs, and turn off the heat.
  7. Place cheddar and the other half of the sage on top of 1 of the eggs and cover until the cheese is melted.
  8. Salt and pepper the egg.
  9. Spread sriracha ketchup on 1 side of your roll, and stack the eggs with the cheesy egg on top.
  10. Serve your guest and then make another for yourself.


Photography by Paul Lowe, Food+recipe by Jason Gnewikow

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