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Fried Egg and Gruyere Breakfast Sandwich
with fried sage leaves / Brussels sprouts

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Savory, nutty Gruyere cheese and crispy sage leaves make this breakfast sandwich feel extra special without much extra work. 

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Fried Egg and Gruyere Breakfast Sandwich:
  • Cheese, Gruyere - 4 oz, thinly sliced (sub Swiss)
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Sage, fresh - 8 leaves
  • Eggs - 4
  • Hamburger buns - 4 (preferably Brioche-style)
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
Lemon-Thyme Roasted Brussels Sprouts:
  • Brussels sprouts - 1 lb, halved
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 tsp
  • Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Brussels sprouts / Garlic / Cheese - (If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating first.) Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.

  2. Toss together Brussels sprouts, garlic, oil (portion for sprouts), vinegar, dried thyme, and some salt and pepper. Spread out on a sheet pan. Roast until Brussels sprouts are tender, 18 to 22 minutes (depending on the size of the sprouts), shaking the pan halfway through cooking.

  3. While sprouts are roasting, heat a large nonstick pan with oil (first portion for sandwiches) over medium heat. When oil begins to shimmer, add sage leaves in a single layer. Fry sage leaves until dark and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer crispy sage leaves to a paper towel-lined plate and season with some salt.

  4. Return pan to heat and add oil (second portion for sandwiches). Crack eggs into heated oil and fry on one side until whites are nearly set. Flip eggs and top each one with cheese. Cook for about 1 minute more, until the cheese is mostly melted.

  5. Toast hamburger buns.

  6. Spread buns with butter. Fill with fried eggs and crispy sage leaves.

  7. Toss roasted Brussels sprouts with lemon juice.

  8. Serve breakfast sandwiches with Brussels sprouts on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (47)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (7)
Vegetarian (5)

Most Helpful

This was better than I expected. 4/5 family members loved it - picky kid wouldn’t try it. Did raspberry jam instead of cranberry sauce and it worked well.

By: Sara
Posted: Oct 22, 2021
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

26 reviews

I have made this twice and liked it both times. The kids had regular stuff on their burgers, but we grown ups enjoyed the gruyere and cranberry sauce. This time the kindergartner tried the Brussels sprouts!

By: Erin
Posted: Jan 25, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Perfect pairing of sprouts and sandwich. Loved the herbs in the turkey-the savory with the sweet was wonderful.

By: Nancy
Posted: Nov 21, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

One of my least favorite meals. Super greasy, not very flavorful.

By: Julie
Posted: Nov 13, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

After making a few patties, I decided to such to just using a scoop and plopping then directly into the skillet. This was much easier.

By: Becca
Posted: Nov 02, 2021
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I wished I had gotten more than 1 pound of ground turkey. I ended up adding 1 beaten egg and some quick oats to bulk up the meat mixture for the patties. I also made a mistake on the Brussels sprouts - I added lemon juice before cooking instead of after. Oops. Still turned out alright. Probably would've been better if I followed the directions though, ha.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Oct 26, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

the burger was way more flavorful than I expected!

By: Mika
Posted: Oct 26, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful