(That Viral) Egg & Cheese Sandwich

A few months ago, there was a viral Tik Tok where people were making this one pan egg and cheese sandwich. There wasn’t much to the recipe but everyone was going crazy for it. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s the gist:

  • You start by pouring some beaten eggs into a frying pan, then you take 2 slices of bread, dip them in the egg and flip them over
  • You let that cook all together until the egg is no longer runny, then carefully flip it all over
  • Now that you have the egg layer on top – which is going to be the inside of the sandwich – you can put cheese/bacon/veggies, fold in the excess egg then flip one of the pieces of bread over to close up the sandwich.

If all that sounds a little confusing, I have attached a link of a Youtube video that shows the sandwich being made. It makes a lot more sense when you see the steps instead of reading them.

The sandwich I made used the same technique but had some changes in ingredients. I used 1/4 cup shredded cheese and 3 cherry tomatoes sliced. I like the combination of egg, cheese and tomato. You could add bacon/chicken/sausage but I kept mine vegetarian.

The part I was most scared about when making this sandwich is that it would all fall apart when trying to flip it. But lucky for me, it all stayed together and turned out amazing!

As simple of a sandwich that this one is, I was surprised how much I liked it. The bread cooks up to be a very similar soft texture as french toast and then the cheese is super gooey on the inside. The tomatoes added a little acidity which cut the richness a bit. I loved it and will definitely add this to my breakfast rotation.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2-3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1/4 cup cheese (or 2 slices)
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in nonstick frying pan, over medium-low heat. Pour beaten eggs into pan. Place bread slices in pan then flip them over immediately. Let cook ~3 minutes until the egg is no longer runny.
  2. Carefully flip the whole thing over. Put the cheese and tomatoes on one of the pieces of bread, fold the excess egg from the sides up onto the bread, then flip the empty side over to close the sandwich

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