Friday, November 13, 2009

Breakfast To Go - Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bagel Sandwich

As most people know, we tend to rush out in the early morning on our way to work or school, skipping breakfast. I'm very much guilty of it myself. Then I discovered this easy to make breakfast sandwich from the cookbook, "Mad Hungry - Feeding Men & Boys". It combines eggs, bacon, cheese and a bagel in an easy to eat on the go breakfast and better than any drive-thru "McAnything" ever! Of course, ham or even thinly sliced turkey can be substituted for the bacon.

Helpful hint: To save time, when you buy bacon, cook the entire package at once, (line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, lay strips of bacon out evenly, bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes, drain on paper towel), let cool, and wrap (3 slices at a time) in plastic wrap. Freeze and use as needed. 10 seconds in the microwave or a minute in a preheated pan and it's ready to use!

First, slice a bagel of choice (I choose asiago cheese). Butter the halves and toast them in a toaster oven or on a griddle. If using a regular toaster, butter AFTER you've toasted the bagel.

Heat a cast iron (or non-stick) skillet and place a tablespoon of butter. Crack two eggs in the pan, keeping them separated. As soon as the whites are set, break the yolks. Honestly, I've never been that great at frying eggs, so beauty is not important here!

I personally prefer my fried eggs to have completely set and cooked yolks, and a bit well done, so I do flip the eggs, but this is where you can cook them to your preference.
Place a slice of cheese (your favorite cheese!) on one egg and top with 3 slices of bacon. Place the other egg, yolk side down, on top of the bacon.

Lift the "egg pile" onto the bottom half of the bagel, top with the other half and lightly press together.
Serve immediately or wrap in parchment paper to eat on the go! Of course, you can add a little hot sauce or ketchup (YUM!)!


  1. Calder would be proud of you!
    (or he'd eat your sandwich.. one of the two!)
    I LOVE Mad Hungry... it's been a real go to resource since I bought it!

  2. I'm afraid that I am one of those guilty people leaving home without breakfast. I have a difficult time eating early in the morning. Now, if only there was someone to make me a wonderful breakfast sandwich like this one. Mmmmmm...

  3. when i am cooking i usually add bacon because the taste is really delicious. Actually the bacon for the breakfast is really good i enjoyed a lot. Although the ingredients of the meals be simply if you chose the right ones,the taste will be wonderful.

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