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Fried egg w/ Havarti, Dill & Oyster Sauce

BwinCA | Jul 31, 201706:52 PM


First time posting a recipe so feel free to tell me if this is the wrong place for it :)

I experimented with the following recipe and, to make a long story short, have been encouraged so much by everyone trying it that I decided to share, so here goes. There are a lot of different flavors in this one and they complement each other so well!

Time: 15-20 minutes

Per 1 serving:


ciabatta bread, thick slice, toasted
mayonnaise, 1 t to cover lightly over bread
minced garlic, 1 t to cover lightly over bread
Havarti cheese w/ dill (they sell at local markets), 1 slice
salsa, 1/2T
oyster sauce, 1 T
water, 1/2 T
cooking oil, enough for your egg to ride on at the bottom of the pan (make sure your oil has a high smoking temperature, e.g. canola, peanut, etc.)
1 egg
salt, pepper- to taste

1) Mix oyster sauce with water in 2:1 ratio. You most likely won't use the full amount for one egg but any smaller amount will be difficult to mix. Set aside.

2) Heat pan over high heat. One of the most important parts of this recipe is to have the edges of the egg crunchy. You need very high heat to do this. I use a wok and get my temperature up to a minimum of 350. Right before you break open the egg and carefully slide it into the pan (be careful- the oil is hot!), put your ciabatta in the toaster.

3) Take a long-handled spoon and scoop oil from around the egg and pour it over the yolk a few times. Salt & pepper the egg. Make sure the yolk remains runny! (Important part #2 :)

4) Remove egg when whites are cooked and edges are crunchy brown and put on paper-lined plate to get rid of excess oil. Get toast and put on serving plate.

5) Spread mayo and minced garlic to taste over ciabatta. Then place Havarti dill cheese on toast (do not melt cheese).

6) Place egg on cheese and put oyster sauce/water combo on egg, to taste. Top with salsa.

When you cut the toast and the yolk breaks and combines with all the other flavors, along with the crunchiness of the egg, it's really special. Finally, make sure you put the salsa last. It sounds silly but I spoke with a food scientist and asked if the order of ingredients makes a difference in taste and she actually told me it does. Has to do with which taste buds on your tongue gets stimulated first, etc. At any rate I always thought this recipe tasted better when you put the salsa on last.

Hope you like it. Enjoy!

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