The Ultimate (Simple) Breakfast Sandwich

I think this may be my favorite breakfast sandwich. It puts all those fast food breakfast sandwiches to shame and it couldn’t be easier. It consists of one egg over easy, topped with melted extra sharp cheddar cheese and crispy bacon on a soft roll.

One of the secrets to making the sandwich is how to get the cheese melted perfectly without overcooking the egg.  The best way to quickly melt the cheese is, as soon as the egg is flipped, lay the cheese on top of the egg and drop a teaspoon of water into the pan next to the egg and immediately cover the pan.  The resulting steam will melt the cheese in seconds. This technique also works great for cheeseburgers.

Another really cool tool to have in your kitchen is what’s called a bacon (or steak) press.  One of its many uses is to keep bacon flat as it cooks…it’s especially good for the B in BLTs.

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