Everything is Better with a Fried Egg On Top

Question: What foods are better with a fried egg on top?

Answer: According to the site BuzzFeed – everything!

I would have to agree. Here is a sampling from their list of 19 foods that are better with a fried egg on top:

  • Ravioli
  • Roast Beef Hash
  • Hamburger
  • Korean Rice Bowl
  • Polenta
  • Waffle BLT
  • Asparagus
  • Udon Noodles
  • Pizza

Take a look at the whole list here.


Grilled Cheese and Fried Egg Sandwiches

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Oh yeah, another one for the list, grilled cheese.

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Eggs, cheese, bacon, bread – you can’t go wrong.

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I had bacon so I used that in place of the pancetta.

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Almost a three-way ting/yang symbol.

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Building the sandwiches.

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Topped with butted bread so I can flip them and get a nice toasted top.

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Oh yeah!

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Perfect for breakfast or lunch!

Grilled Cheese and Fried Egg Sandwiches

prep 4 mins ∙ cook 7 mins ∙ makes 4 ∙ difficulty Easy ∙ source Epicurious.com


  • 12 slices pancetta (Italian bacon)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 8 thin slices provolone cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 small green onion, chopped
  • Parmesan cheese shavings
  • 12 fresh basil leaves or arugula leaves


Cook pancetta in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels. Reserve skillet with drippings.

Melt butter in extra-large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 bread slices; top each with 2 provolone slices. Sprinkle with black pepper. Cook until cheese melts, 3 to 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat skillet with drippings over medium heat. Crack eggs into skillet; cook until whites are set but yolks are still runny, 2 to 3 minutes. Set 6 pancetta slices and 2 eggs atop each of 2 cheese toasts. Top eggs with onion, Parmesan, and basil

Melt 2 remaining tbsp butter in skillet and toast remaining pieces of bread. Top stacks with remaining bread slices. Cut sandwiches in half and serve.

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Categories: Breakfast, Cheese3, Eggs, Fried, Lunch3, Pork2, Recipes, Sandwich or Wrap

Author:The Ranting Chef

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5 Comments on “Everything is Better with a Fried Egg On Top”

  1. July 20, 2014 at 12:16 pm #

    I cant imagine American Chop suey without a fried egg on top..


  2. July 20, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    Haha my husband would here with you that everything is better with a fried egg on top 😉


  3. July 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    I’ve been enjoying eggs with all kinds of veggies underneath for over a year now – a marvelous way to eat eggs and get your veggies, too :).
    PS – Bacon jam is the best thing ever! I make mine with bacon and sweet onions.


  4. July 21, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    Burgers with a fried egg are the best thing since…ever.


  5. July 21, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

    They have a croque monsieur in France which is a ham and chees sandwich where the cheese goes on top and is then the whole thing is grilled. If you put a fried egg on top of that what you have is a croque madame.


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