Egg, bacon & cheese

Egg, bacon & cheese

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Melts
Makes
2
Prep
5 mins
Cooking time
15 mins
Photographer
Jaqui Melville

The ultimate breakfast melt! Hungry, hungover or simply in need of an egg and bacon fix – here is the solution. Scrambled egg is an alternative option here if you prefer, but it’s hard to resist a drippy fried egg.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
6 slices smoked streaky bacon
1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature, plus extra for frying
2 slices multiseed bread
2 medium eggs
4 slices swiss cheese, plus extra grated cheese, to serve
ketchup, to serve (optional)

Method

  1. Cook the bacon either in a frying pan or under the grill until crispy. While the bacon is cooking, butter both sides of each slice of bread. Set everything aside when done.
  2. Melt some butter in a frying pan and fry the eggs to your liking. To get a runny yolk and crispy edges, lots of butter helps! Transfer the eggs to a plate and keep the pan over a medium heat. If there is still a lot of butter in the pan you can swipe some away with a piece or two of paper towel – be careful not to burn yourself.
  3. Place both slices of the bread, in the hot frying pan and fry each side for a few minutes until golden and crispy. Lay 2 slices of cheese on each, then an egg and finally top with the bacon. Fry for 2–3 minutes until the cheese has melted. Serve the melt with an extra sprinkling of cheese and some ketchup, if desired.
  4. Alternatively, assemble the sandwich as described above, but add an extra slice of bread to close the sandwich. Cook in the frying pan, or carefully transfer it to a toasted sandwich maker or panini press, and cook until crisp on the outside and melted on the inside.

best bread:

  • multiseed
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