œufs à l'Américaine

/uhf ah lah-mer-ee-kehn/

"Eggs in the American style." There are different ways of preparing this. 1) Eggs cooked in a shallow dish in butter and placed on a slice of grilled ham with a border of tomato sauce or, alternatively, 2) Eggs poached, soft boiled, medium boiled or moulded and placed on slices of lobster and coated with sauce à la américaine. 3) Scrambled eggs mixed with pieces of white lobster meat.