Once again, we have filled the hallowed halls of Her Eminence’s manor with the glimmering aroma of bacon grease in the pursuit of the perfect bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich (hereinafter BEC).
Also, special treat(!), Her Eminence’s Mother is visiting (hereinafter HEM) and generously lent her tastebuds to this noble experiment.
(We could not wait to take a proper picture of the completed sandwich.)
This was a hotly anticipated sandwich. We were all very hungry.
There are many different ways to prepare a BEC, but we went basic with high-quality ingredients (no Kraft singles for us!).
Fry some bacon.
After frying the bacon (hooray!), prepare your cheese. We used Tillamook Extra Sharp Cheddar. We grated it for extra meltability and toasted it with a pub bun.
Finally, fry an egg in your leftover bacon grease.
Assemble and consume with your preferred hot sauce (we used Sriracha and Frank’s Red Hot respectively).
V: Well. It was excellent cheese, barely-cooked bacon, and a goddamn egg. It was everything I hoped, and expected. The bun was the surprise delight – as HEM put it, it was both crispy and soft. I have no doubt that there are all manner of terrible ingredients in the buns, but they were absolutely perfect for the sandwich. It was delicious.
E: This completely made up for the lackluster Bacon Sandwich from last time. I think cheese has once again proved itself to be essential. Good job, cheese! Tilliamook Extra Sharp Cheddar is highly recommended. I used Whole Foods Bacon which was not the best option, it was too thin and didn’t cook very evenly. However, it was still bacon so I ate it. This sandwich was everything I hoped for.
HEM: I’ve tasted many BECs in my time, but this one exceeded my expectations. But I may be a little bit biased, due to love of my daughter.
Final Question: Do you immediately want to eat another of this sandwich?
V: I do. I do. I do.
E: Yes, and I probably will.
HEM: Yes, absolutely [ed note: HEM eats like a bird and did not actually finish her BEC, so the Vicomtesse and I swiftly came to her aid.]