We truly believe an egg and cheese sandwich is an any time of day food. It comes together quickly, you can use a variety of everyday ingredients, and it never fails to satisfy. This egg sandwich is filled with bold flavor and zest. We start with making a spicy harissa mayo that gets slathered on a fluffy brioche bun, a fried egg — cook it to your liking, but we love those lacy edges, with cheddar cheese, sliced avocado, fresh jalapeño, and cilantro. Yum!


  • 2 Tbsp mayonaise
  • 1 tsp harissa paste
  • 1 tsp finely chopped scallions
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 For the Love of Bread brioche bun, halved
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 of a fresh jalapeño, thinly sliced (feel free to lessen quantity if sensitive to spice) • handful fresh cilantro
  • salt & freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, harissa, and scallions with a pinch of salt. Mix well.

  • Heat the butter in a medium size skillet over medium heat and toast the brioche bun halves until golden brown. Remove and set aside.

  • Wipe the pan with a paper towel and add more butter into the same pan on medium heat.

  • Once the butter starts to simmer carefully crack the egg into the pan.

  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Fry the egg until the edges are crisp and the yolk reaches your desired level of doneness. Flip once for a well-done yolk, about 3 minutes.

  • Shut the heat off and immediately add the cheddar on top. Cover with a lid so that the cheese melts.

  • To assemble the sandwich, generously spread the harissa mayo onto both bun halves.

  • Add the cheesy fried egg on top of one half with the avocado, jalapeño, and cilantro. Season with a pinch of salt and place the remaining brioche half on top to close into a sandwich.

  • Enjoy immediately.