I don’t use the term, “breakfast of champions lightly”, but it would be appropriate to call yourself a champion if you ate this for breakfast. If you’re a cognoscente of the sandwich then you’ll know that the general rule is – the sloppier and messier the sandwich, the more delicious it’s likely to be. A kimchi & fried egg sandwich is not an elegant affair, which isn’t to say that it isn’t a sinfully delicious one.
Creamy egg yolk, crispy fried egg white and funky, tangy kimchi is seriously a match made in heaven. This is my choice of breakfast for when I’m wanting to set myself up for a great day, but it’s perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner with the addition of some protein like Korean bulgogi (thinly sliced strips of marinated beef).
Have fun with assembling this sandwich; you could add sliced spring onions, sesame seeds, dried fish flakes or perhaps a smearing of cream cheese, spiked with the Kimchi juice. The only prerequisite for this sandwich is the right kind of bread, it needs to be thick and able to house the fillings without falling apart. A fresh baguette tradition is my choice of bread as it has the perfect hard crust, chewy interior and carries the punchy flavours perfectly.
Make your own kimchi ahead of time with my ultimate kimchi recipe.
This really is my idea of a the perfect sandwich.