Sunday, March 29, 2020

Recipe: Egg Banh-Jo (Fried Egg Sandwich with Pickles)

What's an Egg Banh-Jo? The egg banh-jo is a cross between two famous sandwiches - the British egg banjo and Vietnamese banh mi. I came up with the idea of putting these two together during the recent MCO.

We have egg banjo quite regularly in our house for breakfast or lunch as it is really easy to make yet so tasty. Egg banjo is a popular British military snack, commonly made with heavily buttered thick sliced bread, fried runny eggs and ketchup. How did it get its name - well, apparently one of the guys in the military spilt some yolk on his uniform, and the act of cleaning it, with the sandwich held out to the side with one hand whilst the other wipes at the drips, gives the impression of playing an invisible banjo.

Banh mi is one of my favourite sandwiches but we have never attempted making it at home as you will need a good crusty baguette. I love the simple egg banh mi, with just fried egg, pickled carrot & daikon and coriander. So, the idea came to combine my favourite aspect of the banh mi - the pickles - with the egg banjo. And Hubby came up with the clever name - egg banh-jo!

For our version at home, we usually use burger buns, slathered with margarine and then toasted in a frying pan. You can also use thick white bread if you like. For the eggs, we like them a little crisp on the edges, over easy and just a little runny. The pickles add a refreshing crunch, I can foresee us making this again soon!

egg banh-jo recipe

Egg Bahn-Jo (Fried egg sandwich with pickles)
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 1 minute
Cooking time: under 10 minutes
Serves 4

4 burger buns, halved
2 tbsp cooking oil
4 eggs
Pickled carrot and daikon (recipe here)

1. Spread margarine on the burger buns and then lightly toast in a heated frying pan.

2. In a separate pan, heat cooking oil over medium high heat. Fry the eggs, and then flip over and cook to your liking.

3. To assemble, place fried egg on the bottom half of the bun, then place a generous mound of pickled carrot and daikon on the egg before placing the top of the bun. Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. You use margarine? I would not settle for anything less than real butter, not the fake local ones - all palm oil, tasting like margarine.


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