Kejriwal Egg Bun

Eggs Kejriwal is named after Mr. Devi Prasad Kejriwal, a Jain Indian man. During colonial times he would come to his favorite country club in Bombay and order this egg and cheese sandwich without his family’s knowledge. The eggs had to be buried under a mask of melted cheese. The dish become so popular that the club named the egg sandwich after Mr. Kejriwal. Use a cheese of your choice – we recommend a sharp cheddar or raclette.

makes 2 sandwiches

ingredients  

    2 hamburger buns

    2 Tbsp butter, softened

    1 cup cheese, grated

    1 serrano pepper, minced

    2 Tbsp red onion, minced

    A pinch of salt and red chili powder

    8-10 cilantro sprigs                                                                                                

    instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
       
    2. Slice the buns into half and spread butter on all four halves. Lay them cut side up and spread the cheese evenly on top. Top with chopped serrano peppers and red onions. Place into the oven. Cook the buns in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly (3-4 minutes).
       
    3. In the meanwhile, heat up a skillet and fry the two eggs sunny side up. Sprinkle with salt and red chili powder. Remove the buns from the oven and place a fried egg on top of the bottom half of the bun.
       
    4. Top with cilantro sprigs and cover with the top half of the bun. Enjoy!

    ideas / variations

    • This sandwich also work well open faced- double the amount of cheese under the eggs if doing so.
    • Instead of buns, use thick slices of brioche or challah bread.
    • Spread mustard, mango pickle or cilantro chutney on the bun before putting the butter on.