Most of the time, the best things in life are the simple things. A bacon and egg sandwich is one such thing.
In my opinion, a good and proper bacon sandwich can only happen at home. Only by making my own sandwich can I go hard on the bacon. Many a times, when I eat out and order something something with bacon, I get frustrated and disappointed and worst of all, unsatisfied with my meal and end up getting all prissy and prickly for the rest of the day. I mean, if you go to Subway and order a BLT, you will get a sandwich with a tiny half piece of bacon strip, and lots of lettuce and lots of tomato slices. If you go to a burger joint and order a bacon cheeseburger, you get the same tiny half piece of bacon strip on a normal cheeseburger. That tiny half piece is like a tease, it’s gone before you can actually savor the bacon experience!
So, today, I made my own bacon and egg sandwich that will satisfy my craving.
- 4 x bacon strips
- 1 x egg
- 2 slices of bread
In my opinion, a perfect bacon and egg sandwich should only be made up of these 3 ingredients. F**k the lettuce, the cucumber, the tomatoes, or basically anything else. The veges have no place in a perfect bacon sandwich. Their existence only serves as pollutants.
I remember as a child, my mom used to make us ham sandwich. You know, with those cooked ham slices in packs. It would be a slice of bread at the bottom, a slice of ham, 100 slices of tomatoes, and unlimited amount of lettuce (that’s what my memory tells me anyway), and then another slice of bread on top. She thinks us kids love the ham, so to cheat us into eating healthy greens, she would mix those greens with the ham to entreat us into eating. Actually she does that on a lot of the food she cooks. Like she knows I love her peanuts and lotus root soup 花生莲藕汤, but I absolutely loathes those black fungus/white fungus thing, so she starts adding those fungus whenever she makes my favorite soup.
Nowadays, I am less enthusiastic about that soup, and she is perplexed. She sometimes ask: “I thought you like this soup. Why don’t you drink more like you used to?” I would smile and claim that I am already full, but what I really wanted to say was actually: “Mom, it doesn’t work that way! The only outcome of this cheating is that you will spoil the taste of things that I love! It won’t make the things that I hate look more appetizing!”
Back to the ham sandwich. I remember my way of eating them was to pick out the lettuce and tomatoes first. Then eat those lettuce and tomatoes first, so that I can have a “clean” ham sandwich last. Save the good stuff for last, eh?
Sometimes (I mean most of the time) this doesn’t work. When I was busy forcing those veges down my throat with milk, my mom would notice my sandwich has become devoid of the veges. She could remember everything, but she would never remember that she had already put veges onto my sandwich. She would always claim that she forgot to put veges on my sandwich and went back to the kitchen to prepare more. I would then rush to the kitchen to show her my mouth and prove to her that she already gave me veges. Then when I get back to my sandwich, the ham would be gone because my big brother has stolen it while I was away. He would claim that “I thought you didn’t want the ham, since you only eat the veges alone!”, and then I would end up crying because I could not have any ham. This happens almost every time. You gotta guard your sandwich from the evil clutches of the big brother!
Yeah, my childhood was pretty traumatizing, wasn’t it 🙁 ? Anyway, let’s get back to the point, sorry I got carried away 🙂 .
You don’t want to preheat the pan. Cold pan will allow the bacon to cook slowly and release all those wonderful bacon oil before the bacon sticks to the pan.
You can do scrambled if you want, or take more care with not breaking the yolk, but I personally am not bothered with the looks. They will end up in my tummy anyway.
No need for butter, the bacon oil is a good enough condiment 😀 . I don’t toast my bread for this sandwich, I want my bread soft to contrast the crispy and crunchy bacon.
This must be such a shock for you guys who have so far seen my healthier cooking. The thing is, I enjoy eating healthy. I also enjoy sinfully decadent food. My motto is, these two are mutually exclusive. They cannot co-exist. If you want to eat healthy, cook a healthy recipe. Bake or steam stuff with veges. Make soup. If you want to enjoy a bacon sandwich, then you bloody make a proper one and screw the healthy stuff.
I mean, you can always prepare a salad or some fruits on the side, which is what I did for this breakfast. I had an apple before making this sandwich. I did. I really did!