Crispy Bacon & Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Breakfast sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato and a fried egg.

Who doesn’t like a good breakfast sandwich? With crispy fried bacon, a runny egg yolk, a toasted sesame bun that’s topped with crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes and slathered with bbq sauce and spicy mayo. A good breakfast sandwich is cheap to make, super delicious and a perfect quick fix for a lazy Sunday morning. But not all breakfast sandwiches are created equal so here’s a few tips to make sure you achieve supreme breakfast sandwich deliciousness.

Breakfast sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato and a fried egg.

Bacon-fried eggs

Don’t throw away that leftover bacon fat! This is some of the most flavourful cooking fat in the world. Using this left-over fat for frying the eggs makes the tastiest fried eggs! I love the crispy crust on the bottom of the eggs when fried in hot bacon fat.

Good buns

Good, fresh bread is ESSENTIAL to a good sandwich. Something soft and not too crunchy either. I love sourdough but personally I think it’s too crunchy in an egg sandwich. Go with brioche, an english muffin or this japanese milk bun recipe for the best results.

Tomato

Tomatoes give the sandwich freshness and most importantly juiciness. Everyone has different opinions on what to top their buns with but tomatoes are a must.

Honourable Mentions

Here’s some nice ideas to make that breakfast sandwich even better:

  • Truffle mayo – works really nice with eggs
  • Fried onions – thick cut, and fried in the bacon fat give extra sweetness
  • Mac sauce 
  • Spicy Mayo
  • A sausage patty instead of bacon

If you plan to make your own buns (highly recommended) use this recipe! Roll into 6 instead of 8 balls.

Recommended Equipment

A good cast-iron pan is perfect for cooking the eggs for this sandwich because cast iron is naturally non-stick when seasonedIt also cooks very evenly and makes a delicious golden crust on the bottom of the fried eggs. If your interested in buying a cast-iron skillet, I’d recommend this one but don’t worry too much about which brand you buy as they’re all generally the same due to their simple design.

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Breakfast sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato and a fried egg.

The Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

A super easy recipe for the ultimate breakfast sandwich.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 buns
Calories: 236kcal
Cost: $10/8€

Equipment

  • Cast iron skillet

Ingredients

  • 12 slices bacon thick cut
  • 12 slices tomatoes
  • 6 pieces butter lettuce
  • 6 large eggs the best eggs you can find
  • 6 slices cheese cheddar, comte, old amsterdam all work well
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp butter softened
  • bbq sauce
  • spicy mayo
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • If you are making the buns use my recipe for "dinner rolls" and roll into 6 balls instead of 8.
    Burger buns shaped into 6 pices
  • Begin by rendering out the bacon slowly with 1 tbsp of olive oil. Cook over medium-low heat and flip the bacon until it's nice and crispy. Rest the bacon on paper towel and save the cooking fat.
  • Cut the buns in half and brush them with the softened butter. Put the cheese on the top half of the buns. Toast until golden under the broil setting of the oven. Add your desired sauces to the buns.
  • Slice the tomato and get the lettuce ready. Fry the eggs in the bacon fat sunnyside up over low-medium heat. Season with salt and pepper.
    Once the egg whites are fully cooked and the egg yolks still runny, carefully lift out of the pan onto the buns. Assemble the sandwich and enjoy!
    The breakfast sandwich ingredients - bacon, fried eggs, tomato and lettuce.
Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1033IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Leave me a comment below 🙂

 

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2 Comments

    • Great question Tara 😉 I use a little bit of sea salt and pepper for my eggs but there’s also this “chicken seasoning” here in the Netherlands that tastes so good on eggs! A little bit of smoked paprika is also really nice too!

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