I am so pleased to share with you the next recipe in my series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes.

This is one of my favorite dinners. My hubby and boys love it as well. It is simple to make, of course, but you can really play up the flavors based on your own taste preferences. Dont like Sambal Olek or dont have it,  try Sriracha?  Don’t have that? Use Cilantro Chutney. Dont like eggs? Use scrambled tofu or scrambled paneer. Dont like cheese? Leave it out. Want some crunch? Add bacon. Want to kick it up a notch? Add some sliced jalapenos. I love to play with the sauce I use. I will often use a Chili Garlic sauce or a fiery hot sauce.. mmmm..

Monica’s Indian Express: Fried egg, cheese and chili sauce

Serves 1

1 fried egg (fried on both sides
2 slices of bread (your choice)
1 generous tablespoon of sambal olek or chili sauce of your choice
1 tablespoon mayo
1 slice of American cheese (or any cheese of your choice)
Toast the bread. As soon as you pull it out of the toaster, place the cheese on one side (since the bread is warm, the cheese will melt a touch). Add the fried egg on top. Lather the other slice with mayo and the chili sauce. Place the mayo-chili toast slice on top of the fried egg to make a sandwich.
Done! Easy dinner with  a side of salad  or soup.

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  1. This looks delicious, Monica. Reminds me of a favorite sandwich of my childhood — kicked up a notch, of course. For those who use toaster ovens rather than toasters, putting the sandwich back in the oven once the cheese is added would allow one to actually melt the cheese rather than rely on the ability of the warm bread to melt it just a touch. At home we often added a slice of fresh tomato to the sandwich. That might be nice addition here — or at least would during the summer when delicious fresh tomatoes are available.

  2. does this look delicious, heck yeah! Can’t wait to try it.
    Thank-You Monica.

  3. Hi Monica,

    I love eggs in any form and this sandwich has haunted me (in a VERY good way) ever since I laid my eyes (oops, nearly typed ‘eggs’ there :)) on it. All I want to say is thanks for sharing this. I made this for breakfast 4 days in a row and would’ve made it for the 5th if I hadn’t ran out of eggs.

    Suman xx

  4. Oops, typo – *run* not ‘ran’.

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