EggSlut Fairfax Sandwich. Living in Seoul, I often get cravings for a greasy cheeseburger or a gourmet deli sandwich. I mean Korean food is great. But on the weekends, can you beat the taste of a simple cheeseburger? This past weekend, that craving hit me real early in the morning. I woke up found myself browsing Instagram trying to find a matjib. That's when I stumbled across EggSlut. Yea, I know... what a name!
EggSlut is a restaurant in LA that's whipping up beautiful gourmet egg sandwiches. Their Fairfax Sandwich - in particular - caught my attention. I loved the simplicity: caramelized onions, siracha-mayo and silky scrambled eggs on a plush brioche bun. I started to imagine what it would taste like lying in bed. But it was too much. And within 15 minutes, I was in a pair of jeans and on my way to the local baker. Sadly, no brioche buns! I grabbed a ciabatta bun instead and scurried back to my house.
So how did it taste? Exactly as advertised... marvelous! I loved the sweetness of the caramelized onions. The slightly spicy flavor of the sriracha-mayo and the soft silky texture of the scrambled eggs. If this breakfast sandwich was a tad-bit more healthy, I would be eating it throughout the week. But for now, I save it for the weekends 🙂
Few cooking notes:
- Caramelizing onions takes time - about 30-45 minutes. Keep that in mind.
- No need to complicate the recipe with silky, creamy scrambled eggs. Make your scrambled eggs however you like!
- No need to get brioche buns - will taste good on any bread.
- Highly recommend the sharp cheddar cheese though!
EggSlut's FairFax Sandwich
- Brioche bun - 1 or use any bread
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese - 1 slice
- Onion - 1 whole
- Olive oil - 2-3 Tablespoons
- Salt - 1 teaspoon
- Mayonnaise - 2 Tablespoons
- Sriracha - 1 teaspoon
- Eggs - 3
- Butter - 1 Tablespoon
- Chives - 2 Tablespoons
- Salt - few shakes
Make caramelized onions
- Cut onion in half. Then cut into thin strips.
- Put olive oil (2-3 Tablespoons) into frying pan. Place on medium-heat. Once it's hot, place onion slices in. Season with salt (1 teaspoon). Separate any clumps and place evenly around the pan.
- Now don't touch the onion slices. Let them cook on one side and develop a slight char. It should take about 3-5 minutes.
- Flip it over with a spatula. And let them cook on the other side for 3-5 minutes.
- Now, reduce to a low-heat. And let the onions continue to reduce for another 15-30 minutes. Stir once-in-a-while and check that it doesn't burn.
- Once the onions get deep brown color and turn mushy, take them off the heat. Set aside for later.
- Place some butter in your frying pan. And toast your sandwich buns.
- Next, make the sandwich spread: Mix Mayonnaise (2 Tablespoons) with Sriracha (1 teaspoon)
- Spread generous amount of the sriracha-mayo onto the toasted buns.
Make Scrambled Eggs & Finish
- Crack 3 eggs into a cold frying-pan. Place a scoop of cold butter (1 Tablespoon) into the pan as well.
- Beat the 3 eggs together. (Note: Don't worry about stirring in the piece of cold butter - it will melt later)
- Now, place your frying-pan on a medium-high heat. Then continuously stir the eggs with a rubber or wooden spatula. Keep stirring and don't stop! Once the eggs start to curdle, take the frying pan off the heat and keep stirring until you get a oatmeal-like consistency. (Note: You can always place it back on the heat if it needs to cook some more)
- Now, garnish the eggs with chives (2 Tablespoons) and season with salt (few shakes).
- Place the silky eggs on the bun.
- Place the caramelized onions over the egg.
- Finally, pour yourself a glass of orange juice and Bon Appetit!
- Who says you have to make silky scrambled eggs? Make them your own way - no need to complicate it!
- See video below for more details