Traveling gives me inspiration for food to make at home. Brunch and breakfast are by far some of the favorites to eat out and make at home. After a recent trip to Fort Myers Beach, Florida, I was inspired to figure out how to make more daring egg sandwiches at home after visiting the Tuckaway Cafe. This everything bagel egg sandwich is filled with avocado, turkey, egg, cheese, and topped off with arugula. Packed with flavor already from the everything bagel the flavors of each bite pack even more flavors.
When it comes to egg sandwiches, everyone has their favorite way of eating them - on toast or English muffins with bacon or sausage and even no cheese versus cheese. But with this everything bagel egg sandwich, I flip all the traditional choices on their head. It is all about flavor combinations that are unique yet great for the brunch egg sandwich.
Everything Bagel Egg Sandwich Ingredients
Now, this is what I used for this amazing egg sandwich but you can do some interchanging or substitutions along the way. I will note where things can easily be altered or even omitted.
- Everything Bagel - Well if you substitute a plain bagel here I guess it is just a bagel egg sandwich. This would be fine, especially if you have an allergy to one of the everything bagel seasonings, but just go all-in on the everything bagel.
- Egg - A large egg is a best-case scenario here. But if you buy extra-large or jumbo eggs. GO FOR THAT TOO. If you only have medium eggs, consider using two.
- Turkey deli meat - My preference is something pepper-crusted, but this is just my personal preference. Not at all necessary if it isn't what you like. Chicken deli meat could also be substituted here as well.
- Provolone Cheese - The flavor of provolone goes best with the other flavors in this egg sandwich. However, if you don't have it on hand or do not like it Swiss, Monterey or Cheddar will also work.
- Avocado 🥑 - Either avocado spread or a fresh avocado smashed up and spread will work in the recipe. Sliced-up fresh avocado will end up shooting out of the sandwich, so trust me when I say, just smash it up.
- Arugula - The slightly spicy, slightly bitter greens are the perfect combination for this everything bagel sandwich.
How to make an egg sandwich on an everything bagel?
Now, the Tuckaway Cafe steamed these sandwiches. I took a more traditional approach to make this sandwich. I started by placing the bagel in the toaster and frying up my egg. While the egg is frying also place a piece or two of the deli meat in the pan to heat up.
I like my eggs runny in egg sandwiches. If you want a harder cooked egg, go for it. Once the egg is almost cooked to your liking, place a slice of cheese on the top of the egg.
After the bagel is toasted, spread with the avocado spread or smash up the avocado half and spread over the bagel halves. Then start layering the sandwich together. Place the deli meat then the egg atop the bottom bagel half, then the egg, followed by the arugula and top half of the bagel.
Quick Breakfast Ideas
Everything Bagel Egg Sandwich
- 1 everything bagel
- 1 egg
- 2 slices turkey deli meat
- 2 tablespoons avocado
- 1 slice provolone cheese
- ¼ cup arugula
- Toast the bagel and begin heating the frying pan to fry the egg and deli meat.
- Spray the frying pan and crack an egg into the pan. Season with salt and pepper. Place the deli slices of turkey in the pan to heat up as well.
- When the bagel is toasted, spread with avocado spread or smashed avocado.
- Flip the egg and place the cheese slice over the top of the egg. Remove the deli turkey from the pan and place on the bottom half of the bagel.
- Place the egg a top of the turkey. Place the arugula either on the top half of the bagel or directly on top of the egg. Place the top of the bagel on the egg.