Friday, 2 September 2016

Candied bacon egg and cheese sandwich


The classic bacon egg and cheese, it’s that one sandwich that you almost can’t go wrong with. Bacon is perfect, eggs are divine and cheese even more so. Then the breads that they can grace are seemingly endless, croissants, bagels, white, wheat, rye, sourdough, coco bread, rolls, muffins, even doughnuts and cinnamon buns. Yes I have seen bacon egg and cheese sandwiched between two glazes cinnamon buns. Today’s post is not that extreme, but it most definitely is putting on a brand new pair of shoes on an old favorite.

This sandwich is epic. A sweet garlic buttered roll, flavorful, cheesy eggs that are perfectly cooked, and candied bacon. I made three of these for lunch earlier this week. Our Helper was at odds as to what she would have for lunch, and my cousin and I planned to have a sandwich. I made three of these for us. It was a hit. I actually had to make another one for my fiancé for his breakfast the next morning. I used candied Canadian loin bacon for his, but I used regular pork belly strip bacon for ours, both delicious. If you’re not a fan of the salty sweet combo, this may not be your cup of tea. However I can’t get enough of salty and sweet foods. And there is no better way to introduce salty and sweet than with candied bacon. 

I don’t know if you guys have been watching my morning and evening cooking sessions on Instagram via the new stories. But if you have you would have seen my Pot scrambled eggs quite a few times. It’s my favorite way to have eggs. I’m not sure if anyone else does it this way, most persons beat their eggs together before cooking, but I rather when its beat in the pot. My father has dubbed this method ‘Pot Scramble’ he hates when eggs are pre-beat, so over the years this is how we always make our scrambled eggs. Anyone who scrambles eggs knows there are two issues. Firstly they can get too dry, or secondly too runny and under cooked. Both scenarios are dreadful. In our household we figured out a way to avoid both with the addition of cream and or cheese. I always take my eggs a step further and the onion powder is the icing on the cake that makes the eggs extremely delicious.

Its truly a gourmet breakfast sandwich. This would be an amazing sandwich to make for a fancy brunch. The flavors of the garlic, and honey, and everything else combined takes it up several notches. 

Makes three sandwiches

Ingredients (printable recipe)

For the bacon
9 strips of bacon
6 tablespoon brown sugar
For the garlic rolls
3 rolls
3 tablespoon salted butter
1garlic clove shredded
1 teaspoon honey
½ teaspoon chopped parsley
For the eggs
2 tablespoon coconut oil
3 whole eggs
5 egg whites
5-6 tablespoon heavy cream
¼ teaspoon onion powder
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
¼ cup sharp cheddar
¼ cup pepper jack cheese


For the bacon
  • Preheat the oven to 400-450 degrees (anywhere between there)
  • Lay the sugar on a plate and press the bacon into the sugar coating both sides
  • Lay bacon in a raised baking grill tray, make sure to place foil under to catch the melting sugar and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on it as it will easily burn
  • Once the bacon is cooked remove from the oven and set aside to cool
For the rolls
  • Place the butter, garlic, honey and parsley in a dish and warm to melt
  • Mix the mixture together after the butter has melted
  • Slice the rolls in half spread the mixture on the top of the bun and on one half of the slice
  • Place on a lined baking sheet and toast in the oven until crispy
For the eggs
  • Heat the oil in a nonstick pan
  • In a bowl add the eggs, cream, onion powder, salt, and black pepper DO NOT BEAT
  • Once the oil is hot pour the mixture into the pot and begin to lightly fold together
  • You want to scramble using a folding method so the eggs become light and fluffy
  • Once the eggs are half way cooked fold in half the cheese mixture
  • Once the eggs are 90 percent cooked top with the remaining cheese mixture and allow it to melt on top
To finish
  • Assemble the sandwich starting with the toasted bun, cheesy eggs, and bacon, garnish with extra chopped parsley 

 Xoxo Greedygirl

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