Broken Yolk Sandwiches

You will have to forgive my sandwich photo below, I was running late making dinner (it was a wee bit too dark for photos) but had to get a shot so I could blog this recipe.

These are fantastic. I’ve made regularly for dinner, at least every other week. Can you blame me, though? I mean, hello: broken yolks on a sandwich. Duh. And (quite, literally, I have timed it) these sandwiches take about 8 minutes to make. They are soooo tasty and perfect and go great with lots of different sides – home fries, fruit, salad…

Of course, I am the type of person that thinks if you add a runny-yolk egg to any sandwich, it instantly becomes The Best Sandwich EVAR. But I have to say, it marries particularly well with the sweet, smokey salmon. And if you are one of “those” people who doesn’t appreciate the rich, dipping ecstasy found from a runny yolk well then: Pete would like for you to know that it’s just as good when you have a fried egg with a fully-cooked yolk. Plus cheese, because cheese makes every toddler’s day better.

Broken Yolk Sandwiches
(from The Curvy Carrot)

2 sandwich rolls (ciabattas are recommended but not a deal-breaker)
4 oz. smoked salmon
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
Butter, for frying the eggs
2 eggs
Salt and pepper, to taste

Break up the salmon (I flake mine, The Curvy Carrot keeps hers in bigger chunks. Totally your preference). Split the rolls and toast them lightly.

In a frying pan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add the maple syrup and brown sugar, stirring until dissolved. Allow to get to the first sign of a simmer, then add the smoked salmon to the pan. Stir gently to coat with glaze, and allow to simmer for 3-5 minutes more, stirring occasionally (until well thickened). Pull from heat and prepare the eggs.

In a separate frying pan, a teeny bit of melt butter. Crack your eggs (one at a time) into a small bowl, then carefully pour into your frying pan (again, one at a time). Sprinkle with S&P. Cook over medium heat until the whites are set, a few minutes. Gently flip (careful not to break the yolks!), and cook for another minute.

Place the smoked salmon mixture on the bottom half of the roll, top with one egg, and then replace the top of the roll. Voila! I like to serve these sandwiches with home fries and/or fruit.


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