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I Tried to Recreate TikTok’s Infamous Egg Sandwich

Imagine this: it is 1:00 am and I am mindlessly scrolling through a plethora of TikToks that have become the bane of my existence and the primary reason for why I cannot seem to shut off at night and go to sleep. It is detrimental to my sleep schedule, but yet I can’t seem to stop watching TikTok dance challenges, pranks, hair tutorials, and skits. After falling down the TikTok rabbit hole, I came across this intriguing and deliciously seeming egg sandwich recipe. As a breakfast connoisseur and a cheese enthusiast, this viral TikTok Egg Sandwich recipe caught my attention and I knew I had to give it a go and try it out for myself. With over 17 million views and over a million likes, this recipe from the Food Network is causing chaos on TikTok among foodies like myself. Now, I know what you’re probably thinking, what makes this egg sandwich so special? It’s just an egg sandwich, right? Well, yes and no. Yes, this egg sandwich consists of all the yummy essential egg sandwich ingredients such as eggs, cheese, and bread. However, this egg sandwich provides you with a clever hack that results in a perfect one-pan traditional egg sandwich. 

To start,  the ingredients needed for this egg sandwich are pretty straightforward: eggs, sliced bread, cheese, and oil or butter. Any extra ingredients such as bacon, ham, avocado, etc to spice up your sandwich are completely optional. Since I wanted to recreate this popular TikTok recipe and it has been recreated countless times, I decided to put a little twist in it and make it my own, but adding turkey ham, tomato & basil hummus, and yellow mustard to my sandwich and using my favorite rosemary sourdough bread.

Step 1: Heat up some oil or melt some butter on a medium-sized, preferably non-stick, pan on medium to low heat. 

Step 2: While the pan is heating up, crack two eggs into a bowl and whisk with a fork to break up the yolk. 

Step 3: Pour the eggs into the pan and place two slices of bread on top of the egg mixture in the pan, then flip the slices over to soak the other sides as well.

Step 4: Once the eggs are becoming more solid, flip both slices of bread along with the eggs onto the other side. Add cheese and ham, bacon, or your choice of protein. 

Step 5: Fold over the overlapping sides of the egg in towards the bread and flip one of the slices of bread on top of the over to create a sandwich. 

Photos by Amy Perez

This TikTok egg sandwich was soooo good and although I did have a semi-fail with flipping the eggs, it was still really quick and easy. The taste test was, of course, my favorite part and it did not disappoint. The softness of the sourdough and cheesiness of the sandwich made for a heavenly combo. The eggs were perfect as always and the addition of the turkey ham really elevated the flavor. I added a few extras to my sandwich by smothering some trader joe’s tomato basil hummus and yellow mustard to really tailor it to my liking. Overall, the egg sandwich was warm, hearty, and delightful. This sandwich is going to definitely be one of my new go-to’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner because of easy and tasty it is. I urge you to try it and understand why this life-changing food hack has gone viral on TikTok.