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Brioche Breakfast Sandwich

    brioche breakfast sandwich

    Now I know you may have heard it a lot in recipes before, but I am not exaggerating when I say this brioche breakfast sandwich is one of the most delicious breakfast sandwiches I have ever eaten. It is seriously that good.

    The mix of the spicy mayonnaise mixed with the buttery brioche and topped with fresh vegetables just melts in your mouth. Serve with some roasted potatoes and it’ll be tough to know if you woke up or had died and gone to heaven in your sleep. 

    brioche breakfast sandwich

    The trick to what makes this so delicious is found in that brioche bun. When you’re warming it up, toast it by searing it in a pan with some butter spread onto it. You will know it is ready when it becomes pillowy soft and when you press down on the top of the bun it bounces right back. 

    If you really want to bring up the taste, try substituting regular mayonnaise with Japanese mayonnaise, also known as Kewpie mayo. This has an eggy taste and the flavors work really well with the rest of the sandwich. 

    What You Need To Make a Brioche Breakfast Sandwich

    Many of these ingredients can be found at your local grocer. Brioche buns are a must for this recipe and if you can’t find it in your grocer, a trip to the local bakery may be the trick, and it will be so worth it.

    If you’re not a big fan of spices in your mayonnaise, try a relish mayo instead. 

    ingredients to make a brioche breakfast sandwich

    Ingredients: 

    • Brioche bun
    • American cheese
    • Eggs
    • Mayonnaise 
    • Chili powder
    • Paprika
    • Butter
    • Chives
    • Tomatoes
    • Lettuce 
    • Salt and pepper 

    How To Make a Brioche Breakfast Sandwich 

    Make the spicy mayo: In a small bowl, add mayonnaise followed by chili powder, paprika, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir until combined. Once ready, set aside. 

    spicy mayonnaise

    Whisk the eggs: In a separate small bowl, add your eggs, salt, and pepper and whisk with a fork until combined and aerated. Once ready, set aside. 

    Toast the bun: Heat a large frying pan on medium heat. Add butter and let it melt. Add your brioche bun face down. Toast until golden brown.

    Repeat with the top bun until all the insides are toasted. Once ready, set aside. You can toast this in your toaster, but I find the best results are when you sear with a frying pan. 

    toasted bun

    Make the scrambled eggs: In the same pan, add butter followed by eggs. Gently move eggs with a spatula until curds form, about 5 minutes. Once ready, add chives and salt and pepper to taste and set aside. 

    scrambled eggs cooked in a skillet

    Spread your mayonnaise: Begin assembling your breakfast sandwich, starting with the mayonnaise. Spread your mayonnaise on the bun evenly until fully coated.

    mayonnaise spread on toasted buns

    Assemble your breakfast sandwich: Add the remaining ingredients beginning with the scrambled eggs, cheese, tomato, and lettuce.

    Cover with the top bun and serve with your choice of sides. Enjoy!

    assembled brioche breakfast sandwich

    Recipe FAQs

    What is the best cheese to put on a breakfast sandwich?

    The best cheese to put on a breakfast sandwich is really up to your tastes and preferences. I went with American cheese because of its ability to melt and it has the right amount of salt to flavor content which will overall enhance the ingredients in the breakfast sandwich. If you want to try something different, pepper jack has a little kick of heat and sharp cheddar has more flavor to round out the meal.  

    How can I add more protein? 

    There are many ways to add more protein to this breakfast sandwich. Some great options are breakfast sausages and bacon. If you’re looking to keep it vegetarian, try mushrooms sauteed with diced onions.

    brioche breakfast sandwich

    Brioche Breakfast Sandwich

    Matthew Chin
    The brioche breakfast sandwich is a delightful fusion of fluffy brioche bun, perfectly cooked eggs, and salty cheese. Crisp lettuce and juicy tomato slices add a refreshing touch, while a generous dollop of spicy mayo provides a tantalizing kick to each bite. This heavenly combination makes for a scrumptious and satisfying start to your day, leaving you energized and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.
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    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 12 minutes
    Total Time 17 minutes
    Course Breakfast
    Cuisine American
    Servings 1
    Calories 603 kcal

    Ingredients
      

    • 1 brioche bun
    • 1 slice American cheese
    • 2 eggs
    • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
    • 1 tsp chili powder
    • ½ tsp paprika
    • 4 tbsp butter (split in half)
    • 2 tsp chives
    • 1 tomato (sliced)
    • 1 lettuce leaf
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions
     

    • In a small bowl, add your mayonnaise followed by chili powder, paprika, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir until combined and set aside.
    • In a separate small bowl, add your eggs, salt, and pepper and whisk with a fork until combined and aerated. Once ready, set aside.
    • Heat a large frying pan on medium heat.
    • Add butter and let it melt.
    • Add your brioche bun face down and toast until golden brown.
    • Repeat with the top bun until all the insides are toasted. Once ready, set aside.
    • In the same pan, add butter followed by eggs.
    • Gently move eggs with a spatula until curds form, about 5 minutes.
    • Once ready, add chives and salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
    • Begin assembling your breakfast sandwich, starting with the mayonnaise. Spread your mayonnaise on the bun evenly until fully coated.
    • Add the remaining ingredients beginning with the scrambled eggs, cheese, tomato, and lettuce. Cover with the top bun and serve with your choice of sides.

    Notes

    The trick to what makes this so delicious is found in that brioche bun. When you’re warming it up, toast it by searing it in a pan with some butter spread onto it. You will know it is ready when it becomes pillowy soft and when you press down on the top of the bun it bounces right back.
    If you really want to bring up the taste, try substituting regular mayonnaise with Japanese mayonnaise, also known as Kewpie mayo. This has an eggy taste and the flavors work really well with the rest of the sandwich.
    If you’re not a big fan of spices in your mayonnaise, try a relish mayo instead.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 603kcalCarbohydrates: 28.1gProtein: 12.5gFat: 50.2gSaturated Fat: 25gFiber: 1.6gSugar: 6.5g
    Keyword eggs, sandwich, scrambled eggs
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    Matthew is a recipe developer and food photographer based in Canada. He enjoys all things food, drink and makes his best decisions with a mimosa in hand.

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