grilled bacon, egg, and cheddar cheese breakfast sandwiches

Last year as part of Matt's birthday gift, I made frighteningly delicious pasta carbonara, although for the actual day, I was out of town. This year Matt had to work, but I was here and had the day off. What ensued cannot be covered in one post. Here is breakfast. The rest (blue cheese burgers with meat we ground ourselves & three-layer cake) is to be kimchinued...

Sara Foster's version:

our version:
Are you guys familiar with Sara Foster? This is from her cookbook Sara Foster's Casual Cooking, one of my first cookbooks. Don't wait as long as I did to make this sandwich. It's so simple and shockingly good.

RECIPE (serves 4):

8 thick slices nitrate-free bacon
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus extra for buttering the bread
4 large eggs
Sea salt and freslhly grund black pepper
8 slices whole-grain bread
4 slices Cheddar cheese

The cookbook offers a lengthy description of exactly how to prepare this, but it's so easy, I want to just paraphrase for her. Hope that's OK, Sara. Here goes:
Cook bacon.
Fry two eggs--just one minute per side. Believe me when I tell you that you want the yolk to be a little runny.
Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter and put those sides down on the hot pan. Stack up your cheese, bacon, and eggs. Top with other slice of bread. Grill until bread is golden brown and cheese is melty. Enjoy!


Mary Anne said...


happy birthday, matty!

Anonymous said...

O.M.G. This looks like the best thing ever made in history. First anniversary egg sandwiches must make the menu tomorrow!

Heather Taylor said...

stop it

Anonymous said...

Yummmmm, nothing better than a runny yolk!

Anonymous said...

Best Breakfast ever. Thank you x 3!

Anonymous said...

I love me some egg sandwiches. Usually I eat mine on English muffins, but this will be on the menu next time I have a suitable bread on hand. Thanks!

greenbeenfood said...

aaahh delicious and perfect on a sunday morning after possibly too many vinos the night before thanks

Andrea said...

Looks very delicious! If only I could get Adam to eat a fried egg....

dulci said...

this is what I dream about when I'm on my couch and have a hangover the size of texas.


Chocolatesa said...

Ok I'm making this tonight - WITH HOLLANDAISE SAUCE. Yes, I'm going to combine eggs benedict and this recipe and it'll be amazing! Thank you!