Strammer Max

  • Serves

    serves 2


This hearty German sandwich on thick-sliced country bread calls on a classic combination: cured ham and fried eggs. This recipe first appeared in our April 2011 special Sandwich Issue with author Daniel Pinkwater's article Say My Name.


  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 12" -thick slices country bread
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped chives
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Step 1

Heat 4 tbsp. butter in a 10″ skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread slices and cook, turning once, until golden brown, 5-6 minutes. Transfer bread to a plate and top each with 2 slices prosciutto. Heat remaining butter in skillet and add eggs; cook until whites are cooked through and yolks are still runny, 2-3 minutes. Top each sandwich with 1 egg, and sprinkle with ½ tbsp. chives and salt and pepper. Serve hot.

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