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Find comfort in a fried egg-mato sambo!

fried-egg4Solo Features this month takes a look at ‘Credit crunch comebacks’, many of which are some culinary delights that are resurfacing because of consumers’ need for comfort food in this harsh economic climate.
So in honour of this we are featuring in Solo Stays In the recipe for one of the best comfort dishes of all time – the utterly delicious fried egg-mato sandwich, which is a sandwich containing a fried egg and tomato, among some other choice ingredients!
We’re not saying it’s healthy – no, it’s very bad for you of course. And neither are we suggesting that you have one every day. But an indulgence every once in a while does no harm and believe us, you will savour every minute of it. Oh – and it’s cheap as chips – so tuck in and enjoy! You will need:

– Two pieces of fresh sliced pan white bread (with a light scraping of real butter)
– Extra virgin olive oil
– 1 small tomato, thinly sliced
– 1 egg
– Tomato ketchup (preferably Heinz)
– Mayonnaise (has to be Hellmann’s)
– Freshly ground black pepper
– Salt (optional)

Heat the frying pan and pour in a couple of drops of the extra virgin olive oil. Add in the tomato slices, turning regularly for a few minutes until they’re nicely browned, and then crack egg on top. While egg is frying pour a dollop of ketchup and mayonnaise on each slice of bread, spreading and mixing until it’s a pink sauce. (This sounds vile, but trust us, it’s delish!). Cook the egg until it’s the way you like it – flip if necessary but be careful you don’t scatter the tomato slices around the pan – and when done, transfer onto the bread, sprinkling with black pepper (and salt if you want) to create the most divine sandwich you’re ever likely to eat. Prepare to swoon!

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