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Open Faced Sandwich

Fried Egg Sandwich

This is no ordinary sandwich, made with a few simple ingredients but taken to another level. 

Come on, I mean who doesn't love a good egg and tomato sandwich, especially when it's topped with a bit of spice?

Open faced sandwich with spicy eggs and tomato.

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Read on to find out how to make an open sandwich. Of course, you might not like chillies, if so just leave them out!

Pretty much anything goes just as it would in a regular sandwich, but served so you can see the ingredients is far more impressive and makes a great lunch or brunch especially if you have guests.

Sandwich ideas

  • Cheese and tomato
  • Cheese and ham
  • Bacon, egg and tomato
  • Mushroom and tomato
  • Tuna mixed with mayo and red onions sprinkled with chives
  • Smoked salmon and tangy cream cheese
  • Avocado and tomato
  • Avocado and poached egg

Basically, the list is endless!

Equipment you will need

A large frying pan - that's it!

Open-faced sandwich with spicy eggs.

Ingredients in this recipe

  • mild olive oil
  • Ciabatta bread - sliced in half lengthways
  • 2 x tomatoes - thickly sliced
  • 1 x red chilli pepper - deseeded and finely sliced
  • 2 x spring onions (scallions or green onions) - sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper to season
  • a few chives - snipped
  • flat leaf parsley - chopped

Question!

What's your favourite sandwich filling? Do let me know in the comments below.

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Author: Jan Bennett
Open Faced Sandwich

Open Faced Sandwich

A delicious sandwich with ciabatta bread. Who doesn't love a good tomato sandwich especially when it's topped with eggs and a bit of spice?
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 10 Min

Ingredients

Per person you will need:
  • mild olive oil
  • ciabatta bread - sliced in half lengthways
  • 2 x tomatoes - thickly sliced
  • 1 x red chilli pepper - deseeded and finely sliced
  • 2 x spring onions (scallions or green onions) - sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • a pinch of sweet red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to season
  • a few chives - snipped
  • flat leaf parsley - chopped

Instructions

Gather and prepare the ingredients
  1. Brush each half of the ciabatta (on the cut side) with a little oil.
  2. Heat up a large frying pan and once it's nice and hot place the bread cut side down and lightly press to colour the bread, then remove and set aside.
  3. Now, using the same pan add a little more oil and fry the tomato slices. Once done, put them onto your ciabatta.
  4. Add a little more oil if needed and fry the eggs.
  5. Now add the chilli and spring onions to the still-hot pan and stir to cook for a minute or so. Remove and scatter over the top of the eggs.
  6. Sprinkle with sweet pepper flakes, chives and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and serve straight away.
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