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Fried Red Tomato And Egg Salad Sandwich

Fried Tomato and Egg Salad

A couple of weeks ago I was showing homes to a friend of mine and we decided to have lunch, we found ourselves in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at a trendy and wonderful restaurant called “The Diner”. It’s a very cool spot, their menu changes using only fresh seasonal ingredients. We decided to split a raw kale salad and a fried green tomato and egg sandwich. Both were delicious, fresh and just plain wonderful. The sandwich had breaded fried green tomatoes, a fried sunny side up egg, sweet pickles and mayo on grilled brioche. YUMMY!! It reminded me of a sandwich from my childhood, egg salad, tomatoes, pickles and crushed potato chips on toast.   I took both sandwiches and combined them. I fried tomatoes (there were no green tomatoes to be found) that are breaded with crushed potato chips, made egg salad  and instead of sweet pickles I used dill slices, all this on grilled brioche. This sandwich is not diet food, well, fried tomatoes and mayo laden egg salad but it’s ok to splurge every now and then right? I like my egg salad straight up nothing in it but mayo but you can add whatever you like, herbs, celery or whatever is your favorite way to prepare.

Makes 1 sandwich

1 firm tomato

2 hard boiled eggs

mayo (add as much as you prefer)

1/2 cup crushed potato chips (I used kettle chips with sea salt)

1 tbs flour

dill pickle slices

1 egg or egg white beaten to dip the tomato slices

Fill saucepan with warm water and add some salt. Gently lower the eggs into the water and turn the heat up to high. When the water comes to a boil let it boil for 5 minutes. Turn the flame off and let the eggs sit in the hot water for another 5 minutes. Rinse the eggs until cooled in cold water and peel.

Slice tomato into thickish slices, lightly salt and pat dry with paper towel, crush your chips and add the flour (I used a zip lock bag, dip the tomato slice in egg and then in crushed chips. Set aside on cooling rack while your skillet heats. I used a non stick skillet, heat with some olive oil about 1/4 inch until its good and hot, gently add the tomato slices and fry until lightly browned on each side. I found it took about 2 minutes per side using a medium high heat. Remove from pan, drain on paper towels.

Chop the hard boiled egg then mash with a fork. I like the yolks and whites very fine and kind of smashed together. Add pepper (salt if you wish) now mix in the mayo.

Slice the bread if you are using a unsliced loaf or take two bread slices, brush with melted butter and grill until lightly browned.

Slather some mayo on each slice of bread, lay the fried tomato, now some of the egg salad and finally 2 or 3 pickle slices. Put it together and enjoy.

16 Comments Post a comment
  1. Camille #

    Now I know what I’m making for lunch tomorrow! thanks Suzanne!

    August 10, 2012
  2. Oh, how I wish we had restaurants or cafes like you do. I can dream through your blog or I can take it one step further and attempt this myself. I have green tomatoes in the garden as I type this. It looks delicous!

    August 10, 2012
    • Thank you so much, I wish I had green tomatoes, went to two stores, my farmers market is not until Saturday and I don’t know if they would have green ones. It is a really delicious sandwich, not skimpy on the calories but oh well, worked out this morning and only ate half. Thanks again.

      August 10, 2012
  3. This delicious sandwich is the king of sandwiches 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

    August 10, 2012
    • Thank you very much, quite delicious, only had half so really filling.

      August 10, 2012
  4. What a great comfort food dish! You are so lucky to live in Brooklyn – it’s loaded with great restaurants from what I’ve been reading.

    August 10, 2012
    • Thank you Suzanne, yes Brooklyn has many and its only getting better. More and more are moving into the hood and it’s always a feast.

      August 10, 2012
  5. Bevi #

    I love fried green tomatoes and was lucky enough to get some from a friend’s CSA bounty. I used fine cornmeal for dredging, but the idea of crushed potato chips is genius! As a lover of potato chips IN my sandwiches, this is the perfect solution!

    August 11, 2012
    • Lucky you, I can’t find them anywhere. I too really love chips and love crushing them on sandwiches. The tomatoes fried with the crushed chips is so good and perfect on the sandwich.

      August 11, 2012
  6. oh my gosh that looks amazing! i love the combo of flavors!

    August 11, 2012
  7. This sandwich sounds divine – I haven’t breakfast yet and my stomach is rumbling now. How creative to bread the tomatoes in crushed chips! So many great textures and flavors here. We just made deviled eggs, so I think egg salad is next on the list. I like it simple, too.

    August 12, 2012
    • Thank you, the tomatoes in the crushed chips were good on their own. I was a bit worried the chips would get soggy but they retained most of their crunch.

      August 12, 2012
  8. I love simple. This looks so simple and so yummy!

    September 2, 2012

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