Egg Sandwich

3rd June 2019, Dietitian Marcus Lee, Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital

Thinking of some quick bites? Try egg sandwich!

Eggs are the ideal ingredient to have in hand if you’re frequently short of time. Eggs are inexpensive and easy to get.

Eggs are well-known for their high-quality protein, which boast a complete amino acid profile. Consuming high-quality protein foods is particularly important for cancer patients because it can help to reduce the rate of protein breakdown, prevent muscle loss, maintain essential body functions, heal tissues and reduce the risk of infection.

Protein is found in both animal and plant foods. Animal sources of protein include eggs and dairy products (such as cheese, milk), fish, meat and poultry. Plant sources of protein include nuts, seeds, tofu, beans and legumes.

Adding cheese and butter to your egg sandwich will increase the protein and energy. Butter makes the bread brown and adds fabulous flavour too. 

Recipe:

Egg Sandwich

(serves 1)

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices, white bread
  • 2 slices, Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, size AA
  • Butter
  • Honey

Method:

  1. Place one slice of cheese on top of each bread.
  2. Spread a thin layer of honey on top of the cheese.
  3. Cook a sunny side-up with pan. Do not overcook and keep the yolk runny.
  4. Gently remove egg from the pan and sandwich it in between 2 slices of bread with cheese. Do not press down. Do not break the yolk.
  5. Heat skillet over medium low heat and put on butter.
  6. Carefully move the sandwich into the skillet, above the butter.
  7. Toast until the cheese is gooey and started to melt. Carefully flip and toast another side.
  8. Gently push down the sandwich to break the egg yolk. The broken yolk, melted cheese and butter will all come together! Serve.