Packed Lunch Ideas: Sausage & Egg Sandwich

When it comes to packed lunch ideas, I know I’m guilty of just taking the easiest route and, therefore, usually packing the same cheese & Branston pickle sandwiches, or tomato sandwiches, or cheese and tomato sandwiches.  But sometimes I’ll “push the boat out” – but I still want to make it easy – and these sausage and egg sandwiches meet all my criteria for being easy!

My eye is often caught by sausage and egg sandwiches in the shop and, while I do sometimes buy them, I do begrudge what is a high cost for what you’re getting.  These sausage and egg sandwiches are easy to make and are a lot cheaper than in the shops.

Easy Sausage Egg Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • Butter, or margarine, whichever you use
  • 5 ready cooked cocktail sausages
  • 2 boiled eggs

I use ready cooked cocktail sausages a lot as they’re ready cooked sausages and can easily be tossed into the freezer, so there’s never any waste.  I use them in cooked breakfasts as well as sandwiches, wraps and pitta bread! A 400 gram pack from a supermarket will typically hold 40 cocktail sausages and cost £1.60.  The pack will usually have a shelf-life of two weeks.

I use a microwave egg boiler to quickly make one or four boiled eggs, then I wrap them in a sandwich bag and put them in the fridge – they’ll last all week if you do that.  The bag is to stop the eggy smell, nothing more.  Today I had two boiled eggs I’d cooked 4-5 days ago, so I thought I’d use them up.

Method:

  1. Butter, or margarine, your two slices of bread.
  2. Slice the eggs up – I’ve an egg slicer, but you can use any knife to cut them up how you like.
  3. Lay the eggs on one slice of the bread.
  4. Slice your sausages in half, or you can slice them thinner if you wish and arrange the sausage slices on top of the sliced egg.
  5. Optional: You can squirt in some brown sauce, ketchup, mustard or even some slices of tomato if you wish to at this point…. I didn’t, today.
  6. Place the top slice of bread on top of the sausage/egg layers, press down a little bit and cut in half.
  7. Wrap the sandwiches in foil and they’re a “grab and go” easy packed lunch that you can make days in advance!

The Cheats: here the food cheats are using a microwave to boil the eggs and using ready cooked cocktail sausages – so no cooking of sausages required!

Menu Cost:

Two slices of the cheap, white, bread I used were £0.04. The cost of the margarine/butter is negligible.  The cost of 5 sausages is about £0.20 and two eggs is £0.13.  Including the cost of the foil, this lunch comes in at under £0.38.  You can make two rounds for £0.76 – compare that to a shop bought sausage & egg sandwich which will typically cost you £1.50-4 each!