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How do YOU make the best bacon sandwich?

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catinboots2 Wed 19-Aug-20 15:22:53

I went to a (fairly new) friend's house yesterday for brunch and she made bacon sandwiches. It was wholemeal bread, buttered and toasted, with a little pot of runny honey on the side to dip it in to. I was puzzled at first but fuck me was it lush.

Got me thinking about my own best bacon sangers. If I'm feeling basic I like plastic bread, loads of lurpak and loads of ketchup.

If I'm feeling fancy it's gotta be thick cut untoasted granary. Again with lurpak. Bacon, avocado, a few chilli flakes and maybe a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

What are your winners?

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BettaSplenden Wed 19-Aug-20 15:24:26

Thick white soft fresh bread. Bacon. Tinned tomatoes seasoned with salt and sugar. Amazing.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Wed 19-Aug-20 15:25:16

With toasted teacakes.

ThatBitch Wed 19-Aug-20 15:25:46

Seeded bread with real butter. Crispy bacon and loads of Worcestershire sauce 🤤 preferably also with a fried egg sunny side up :-)

BiggerBoat1 Wed 19-Aug-20 15:27:46

Nice thick, white bread (not the pre-sliced crap), grilled bacon (no flabby white fat) and some really good chutney or chilli jam.

Failing that, French bread, bacon and ketchup.

Big NO to butter - there's enough fat on the bacon.

AIMD Wed 19-Aug-20 15:29:40

Thick white bread, proper butter, well done crispy bacon with lots of fat soaking into the bread with a decent dollop of ketchup. Hmmm

If someone else is making it an egg and some black pudding too!

WitsEnding Wed 19-Aug-20 15:30:17

English Mustard, butter and good bread (any type).

KingFredsTache Wed 19-Aug-20 15:31:17

Really soft white sliced bread, grilled bacon totally crispy but not burnt, real butter and ketchup.

Intrigued by the honey thing, that actually sounds really nice!

KitKatastrophe Wed 19-Aug-20 15:32:31

Very thick sliced white bread with a proper crust but no flour on top.

Thick cut bacon with the fat trimmed off and cooked until just crispy

Ketchup spread with a knife

FoggyNelson Wed 19-Aug-20 15:32:47

Streaky smoked bacon on cheap warburton's white bread (the blue packet). Salty butter optional, ketchup is not. Tastes like the morning after a uni night out...

Nibor1991 Wed 19-Aug-20 15:34:20

Put the bread butter side down in the pan after the bacon has cooked!

catinboots2 Wed 19-Aug-20 15:40:32

@BettaSplenden tinned tomatoes in the sandwich?

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AdaColeman Wed 19-Aug-20 15:42:45

Dry cured smoked back bacon, thick slices of unbuttered white bread, pile the hot bacon onto one slice, briefly dip the topping slice in the bacon juices. Fit together and eat while hot.

I like bacon lettuce and tomato too, buttered bread layered with crispy lettuce, layer of sliced tomatoes topped with mayonnaise, good layer of bacon, topped with buttered bread. The butter helps hold it all together. Serve with extra mayonnaise if needed.

EatsShootsAndRuns Wed 19-Aug-20 15:46:35

Baguette with crispy bacon and sliced tomatoes. Tiny smidge of whole grain mustard. Or that honey mustard dip that dominoes pizza do.

pastapestoparmesan Wed 19-Aug-20 15:48:17

There’s a coffee shop near me that does a bagel with bacon, halloumi, avocado, chilli jam and a fried egg. It is one of the most delicious (and saltiest) things I ever tasted.

JadesRollerDisco Wed 19-Aug-20 16:00:01

White bread
Salted butter
Smoked back bacon
Ketchup or brown sauce

Prefer it with a fried egg as well and sometimes I add a slice of burger cheese or a sausage

JadesRollerDisco Wed 19-Aug-20 16:01:25

Or bacon, mashed avocado, tomato, lettuce, mayo and finely sliced red onions in crunchy french bread

Notlostjustexploring Wed 19-Aug-20 16:05:48

The most important thing for me - double bacon. So in an ideal world:

Morton roll
Four slices of crisp, not burned, smoked bacon
No butter
Brown sauce

TantricTwist Wed 19-Aug-20 16:06:15

Thick white homemade bread, bacon, ketchup, mayo and mustard.

Good additions for me can be;

Fried egg
Lettuce and tomato

PamDemic Wed 19-Aug-20 16:08:13

Thick white bread, tonnes of lurpak or salted butter, good streaky bacon. Job done.

TheDogsMother Wed 19-Aug-20 16:09:26

Thick sliced granary bread, toasted
Dry cured smoked back bacon, grilled
A little bit of butter
HP sauce (no other will do)

BeyondMyWits Wed 19-Aug-20 16:09:44

When we went swimming with kids and my nieces, they did the best bacon butty brunch ever in the cafe afterwards.

Rosemary foccacia, bacon, tomato ketchup and mushrooms on mine. The foccacia had been split and griddled in the bacon pan so was warm and crispy and a slight ooze of delicious bacon juices, tons of bacon and mushrooms - was so tasty I have never forgotten it - and it was about 12 years ago now!

AIMD Wed 19-Aug-20 16:13:03


Or bacon, mashed avocado, tomato, lettuce, mayo and finely sliced red onions in crunchy french bread

Mashed avocado?! I’ll have to try that

ShakeaHettyFeather Wed 19-Aug-20 16:14:54

Thick white bread, buttered
Lots of back bacon, fried until the fat melts
Run the bread round the frying pan
Serve with a mug of strong tea. Can add a fried egg into the sandwich too.

The Regency Cafe behind Victoria Station does the best.

TrickyD Wed 19-Aug-20 16:15:45

DH uses a brioche roll, a few salad leaves, very crispy bacon with not a trace of fat, a smear of mustard and Hollandaise sauce.

Rather like Eggs Benedict without the egg.

Delicious enough to make me stray from my usual vegetarian diet.

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