Fancy Egg Sammich (as my 3 year old calls it)

As I stared into the fully-stocked refrigerator with hunger pains, my lazy side began to curse my husband for being so proactive on getting the grocery shopping done. I was starving but I just couldn’t muster the energy to summon my inner Betty Crocker and really didn’t have much of an excuse not to – This rainy weather is killin’ my mojo!

I quickly started naming off what our lunch options were and luckily my three year old locked onto one of the easiest to make: Egg, cheese, salami and avocado sandwich – or as she calls it, the fancy egg sammich. We often make a simpler version around here for breakfast, but this one, all dressed up in it’s layers of salami and avocado, was perfect for brunch or breakfast all day!

I certainly didn’t want a boring lunch meat sandwich so I was cool with this decision because it required minimal cooking skills and it was quick. Double win!


  • Bread, sliced
  • Cheese, we used Gouda….because its “good-ah”<—cheesy humor!
  • Eggs, 1-2 per sandwich depending on your hunger level, cooked over-medium
  • Salami slices, 2-4 depending on your taste
  • Avocado, we used 1/4-1/2 of an avocado per sandwich
  • Salt, to taste

What to do:

  1. Heat frying pan over low to medium heat with 1 tsp of butter. Add eggs. Cook for a few minutes. Flip and cook a few more to desired doneness. Add cheese and remove from heat while you prepare the other ingredients. I prefer to cook my eggs to over-medium in this recipe because it’s not overly messy when you eat it.
  2. Toast your bread slices in the toaster and butter while hot.
  3. Slice your avocado in half. Remove seed. Slice.
  4. Start with one slice of buttered toast, add eggs and cheese, top with salami and avocado as desired. Sprinkle a little salt on top and finish it off with the other slice of bread.
  5. Enjoy!

Easy, right? Easy, quick and yummy…. that’s the tired mom’s trifecta right there 😉

Sorry, there’s no picture this time – we ate them too quickly to photograph, LOL!

The beauty of this recipe is that you can feed the entire family for less than $10!

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