Strammer Max

Strammer Max

Though it takes a man's name, the Strammer Max butter-fried bread topped with ham and an egg, is actually German slang for male virility. See the recipe for Strammer Max »Todd Coleman

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.