Do you need a recipe for a bacon sandwich? Probably not. OK then, consider this a reminder for a bacon sandwich.
It’s so fantastic the way people are aware of their health right now. People are eating consciously, and really thinking about what they put into their bodies. We live in a world of juice-fasts and kale salads and tacos which are made of lettuce cups instead of tortillas. And I genuinely and from the heart am so happy that things are the way they are.
Because when I’ve gone a full week with cleansing soups and crunchy salads and dark leafy greens, all of which I love, I treat myself to a bacon-frickin’-sandwich.
And it tastes AMAZING.
It’s pretty straight forward. But as always with recipes that are simple, the ingredients must be absolutely top quality. Free-range, organic, smoked bacon. Creamy, unsalted cultured butter. Freshly baked bread with a crusty, flour-dusted exterior and a soft crumb.
Cook the bacon until it’s crisp, but not totally annihilated and don’t toast the bread, because you want the contrast between crunchy and soft. And, this is personal preference, but I like to put my condiments on the side, to be added at will. There definitely needs to be a few bites of just pure bacon-y goodness.
This is the kind of food that you want to eat under a grey-sky in London very early in the morning, preferably in an out-of-the-way caff, and a mug of milky tea alongside is mandatory. It doesn’t really matter what you’re getting up to for the rest of the day, that’s the quintessential London experience for me.
Man, I can’t wait to get back!
- 2 full rashers of bacon (loin and belly), rind removed
- 2 slices of crusty white bread
- unsalted butter
- HP sauce, ketchup or whatever you like, to serve
- Preheat your grill (broiler) to it's highest heat.
- Spray a baking sheet with oil, and lay the bacon rashers on it.
- Cook under the grill for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until the bacon fat has rendered and become crisp.
- Place the bacon onto some paper towels to drain slightly.
- Place the bread onto a serving plate and butter both pieces generously.
- Place the drained bacon onto your sandwich, place your sauces on the side of your plate, and go to town.
Oh yum. Almost spot on Sarah. A lot of people swear by sourdough bread, but either is really OK. Definitely need the bacon to be crispy.
Glad to see you have traditional Heinz Ketchup and HP Brown Sauce.
As for the butter though. Save the unsalted for other uses, always use a sightly salted butter for sandwiches.
And now I need a Bacon Buttie.
Lol, thanks for your two cents! Bacon butties are so personal!
Hello I just wanted to know, is HP sauce like A1 steak sauce? Please let me know ???
Hey Paige – I don’t actually know! I’ve never had A1 steak sauce. But a quick cursory google seems to indicate that they are slightly different, in terms of ingredients. They’re both tangy, brown, and great on a sanger though I guess? You can’t go wrong! xx
Yep, nailed it again! Delicious
And now I need a bacon frickin’ sandwich!
Said me, literally every day.
Ohmygod this looks so good. I am sick as a freaking dog this morning and all i want is soft bread and thick cut bacon. damn you cruel temptress.
I think a bacon sandwich will give you the psychological edge that you need to beat this illness. Do it for your health.
Bacon sarnies are my favourite! have you ever had a fried egg butty?! fluffy white roll, salted butter, a runny fried egg… eat it super hot – best thing ever!
Girl, yes. Fried egg butty? So good!
Nothing makes me happier than perfectly crisp bacon and put up in sandwich form like this is just impossible to resist! And I’d probs slather this all up in mayo because mayo makes the world a better place :)
The BEST sarnie ever! And the best thing to wake up to at the weekend!
Bacon butties – turning vegetarians into meat eaters every single day! bacon has to be crispy, slightly salted butter, ketchup spread on one side of bloody good bread and there you have it :-)
Grey skies of London – or – Amsterdam! I’m all over that bacon like a fat kid.
When I saw this title I ashamedly thought “pffft! Bacon sandwich needs HP sauce. or it’s like mac without cheese!’ But!!!!!! This made my heart happy & my mouth water – from a scottish gal living in pa – where there is a distinct lack of hp!
Now I want a bacon-frickin-sandwich! Thanks for the reminder!
Whoa, I’ve literally never heard of this before. Those brits are monsters! We in America at least add lettuce and tomato to our bacon sammies, trying to convince ourselves it’s healthy-ish. This is on a whole new level.
I’ve seen this sandwich on “barefoot contessa in London” but after reading about it here I had to make it, i literally got off my couch and made this as I had fresh bread from zabars and organic bacon and butter, always… beyond amazing, the way the warm bacon melts the butter into a sauce of sorts, no need of lettuce or tomato or any of my usual favorite add ins. brilliant, thank you for this cozy post.
bacon sandwich is one of my favorites usually eats lunch in lunch break from work.