I probably say this too often when I reflect on some of my favorite sandwiches, in particular breakfast sandwiches of which a bacon, egg, and cheese is definitely top two on my list. I grew up with a basic egg sandwich, and I thought I was a master of cooking eggs back in my middle school days, so this was always close to my heart, and comforting as well. As much as I love a ‘McMuffin‘, or should I say breakfast on an English muffin, a bacon, egg, and cheese bagel sandwich is really delightful.
The real treat to any good sandwich, especially when using bacon, is to use high quality if you can. In my case I am using Nueske’s Applewood smoked bacon, and four slices at that! The quality is hands down the best, and the texture of the bacon really lends well to a great eating breakfast sandwich.
Let’s get started.
- Your favorite bagel, sliced and lightly toasted
- 4 slices of Nueske’s bacon, cooked to your liking
- 2 slices American cheese
- 1 egg, cooked to your liking
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter, optional
- salt and pepper to taste
Start by cooking your bacon. Lay the bacon in a large skillet on medium-low heat. Let the bacon render some fat and begin cooking. Cook until lightly crisp, remove and place on some paper towel.
Pour out any of the bacon fat and reserve for later use. Keep any remaining bacon fat in the pan as we will cook our egg in there. Return the skillet back to heat and get ready to cook the egg.
Now crack in your egg and cook to your liking. I go over easy on mine as I like some of that yolky gravy to ooze out while I’m eating. During this time toast your bagel.
Just as your egg is finishing up, place one slice of cheese on top of it to warm it up. Yes, I use American. I love American on these sandwiches, and burgers. That’s where American cheese resides in my recipes… maybe mac and cheese from time to time.
Now build your sandwich. Take the bottom bagel and top with a slice of American. The warmth from the toasting should lightly melt the cheese. Add two slices of bacon, then the egg and cheese, then top with remaining bacon. Top with the top bagel, press gently, and get down!
If you have ever had this bite before, you know. You know how incredible the combination is and I would argue that the bagel as your vehicle competes extremely well with that English muffin. How about it… are you a fan of the bacon, egg and cheese bagel sandwich? What’s your go to breakfast sandwich, anything interesting?