Friday, August 26

Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches

All your favorite breakfast foods in sandwich form

Egg, Bacon, Cheese, Bagel Sandwiches

I live a few blocks away from a great bagel place and I love getting an egg, cheese, and bacon bagel sandwich on the weekends. Since the concept is pretty simple, I figured it would make sense to recreate it at home. I've started keeping a dozen bagels in the freezer, anyway, since it's much cheaper than buying singles. So, not only are these homemade bagel sandwiches more delicious - with thick-cut, premium bacon, melted jack cheese, and soft scrambled eggs - they are less expensive. Plus, it's so much more fun to lounge around in my PJ's at home rather than fight the hungry crowds.

Egg, Cheese, & Bacon Bagel Sandwiches:
  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Cook 4 slices of thick-cut bacon in a large skillet until crispy, about 10 minutes.*
  • Remove bacon and wipe the pan out with a paper towel.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together 4 large eggs, salt, pepper, and a dash of hot sauce.
  • Add 1/2 tbsp. butter to the pan and add the eggs.
  • Use a spatula to scramble the eggs to your desired doneness.
  • Slice 2 bagels in half and toast until golden brown.
  • To assemble sandwiches, place a handful of grated cheddar cheese on the bottom half of the bagels. Top with half of the eggs, bacon, more cheese, and the top half of the bagels.
  • Place on a sheet pan and bake in the oven for 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Serves two
*Or try this recipe for cooking bacon, by baking it in an oven.