Ultimate Breakfast Sandwiches

This version of the classic breakfast sandwich--topped with bacon, a fried egg and cheddar cheese--is quick and easy to make.

 

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  • Servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 English muffins, split
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Mayonnaise and ketchup, for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. In a large heavy cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until browned and crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain and reserve the fat in the skillet in a small container.
  2. In the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat over medium heat. Brown half the English muffins in the skillet, split-side-down, then transfer to a work surface. Repeat with the remaining English muffin halves and 1 more tablespoon of bacon fat.
  3. Preheat the broiler. Place 1 slice of cheese on each muffin bottom and place under the broiler until the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. In the same skillet, heat the remaining bacon fat over medium-high heat. Fry the eggs to desired doneness, about 3 minutes for runny yolks, then sprinkle each with a pinch of salt and pepper and divide the eggs between the English muffin bottoms. Top with the bacon slices and dress with mayonnaise and ketchup to taste.
Contributed By Photo © Ian Knauer Published November 2014





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