Be it a sunny side up, scrambled, hard-boiled or however else they’re, egg sandwiches are among the most common breakfast staples that are easy to make at home. And the good thing about egg sandwiches? You can add toppings like fresh lettuce, sliced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, not to forget a condiment of your choice.
While you can’t go wrong with the usual chilli and ketchup (tomato) sauce, here are 10 Delicious Condiments To Level Up Your Egg Sandwich.
Let’s start with the basic condiment that everyone is familiar with — mayonnaise or simply known as mayo. It has a rich and creamy taste with a hint of tart flavour, making it an ideal add-on for many breakfast recipes. And that includes incorporating them into your egg sandwich. For instance, you can mix a dollop of mayo into your scrambled eggs before spreading them evenly on the white bread. You can also do the same with hard-boiled eggs, all mixed and mashed, and layer your sandwich with fresh lettuce.
Alternatively, if you want to give your mayo an added spicy kick, simply combine chilli sauce and mayo to make chilli mayo. But if you prefer some sweetness to your chilli mayo, you can substitute it with Thai sweet chilli sauce.
Ever tried adding aioli to your egg sandwich? It’s tart and creamy and has a subtle hint of garlic since aioli is basically a combination of mayo and garlic.
You can buy store-bought aioli in some supermarkets or online. Or you can easily make aioli at home with just a few ingredients: garlic, lemon juice, mayo and salt to taste. Simply press and mince the garlic before combining them in a bowl with some freshly squeezed lemon juice (around 2 teaspoons). Sprinkle some salt and allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes. Then, continue by pouring the mixture into a fine mesh strainer over another bowl. Use a spatula to press on the minced garlic to extract as much juice as possible. Stir the homemade aioli until well combined. Transfer aioli into a glass jar with a lid and store it in the refrigerator. Keep in mind that homemade aioli can only last up to 10 days.
Guacamole may be synonymous with nachos but this popular avocado-based dip tastes great with egg sandwiches too. Depending on your preference, you can spread some guacamole on a sunny side up, scrambled or mashed hard-boiled variety. Either way, it’s a hearty, yet fulfilling breakfast meal and it’s nutritious too, thanks to the vitamin-packed avocado. You can purchase ready-made guacamole right here.
4) Greek Yogurt
Unlike the usual low-fat yoghurt, the Greek variety is creamier and tangier in taste while packing with lots of calcium and protein. You can mix it with your favourite cut fruits or even add a few dollops into your overnight oats. And you know what else is good for Greek yoghurt pairing? An egg sandwich. Think of it as mayo but healthier, where you can mix some Greek yoghurt on your egg salad and spread them nice and thick on bread, baguette or hot dog buns. Coupled with other add-ons of your choice like freshly sliced tomatoes, lettuce and some dried dill, you got yourself a wholesome breakfast of a Greek yoghurt egg salad sandwich!
Pesto isn’t just for pasta since you can use it for other recipes as well, namely egg sandwiches. Besides, pesto has a distinctly earthy and grassy flavour that complements an egg sandwich well. A jar of store-bought pesto doesn’t come cheap but hey, it wouldn’t hurt to enjoy it once in a while. Or spend some time in the kitchen to make your own pesto in a food processor using only a few ingredients: basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, olive oil as well as salt and pepper to taste.
6) Roasted Sesame
“Versatile” is the right word best described for roasted sesame dressing, thanks to its nutty and salty taste that helps to elevate your favourite savoury dish. You can incorporate them as a chicken marinade, potato/pasta salad and of course, an egg sandwich to make it more appetising.
7) Thousand Island
Creamy and having a sweet-sour taste, this distinctly orange-coloured dressing is ideal for various types of pairing. You can mix Thousand Island on your favourite veggie or fruit salad and burger patty. Not to mention topping some of those Thousand Island dressing on your egg sandwich for an added boost of flavour.
8) Dijon Mustard
Give your otherwise ordinary egg sandwich a complex, yet flavourful boost by adding a spoonful of Dijon mustard. Unlike the plain yellow mustard, Dijon is bolder and creamier in taste. If you are adding Dijon mustard to your egg sandwich, try not to overdo it since too much of this mustard can overpower its taste.
Here’s a little trivia about the famous Caesar dressing: It has nothing to do with Julius Caesar but rather an impromptu invention created by Caesar Cardini, who was an Italian-American restauranteur. It all happened on July 4 in 1924 in his Tijuana restaurant when Cardini realised he was lacking sufficient ingredients to make a salad. So, he ends up mixing some of the leftovers from the kitchen including romaine lettuce, raw egg, garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and Worchestershire sauce. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today, you can easily boost your favourite salad with a store-bought Caesar dressing. And given its creamy and garlicky taste, Caesar dressing turns out to be a perfect complement for an egg sandwich as well.
10) Chipotle Sauce
If you love to add some heat to your egg sandwich, why not give the smoky chipotle sauce a try instead of the same old chilli sauce? You can also consider mixing some chipotle sauce and mayo or plain yoghurt for a nice, spicy tang.