The Perfect Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

The Perfect Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich


  • 6 bacon slices
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 2 kaiser rolls, split
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Heaping ¼ cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • Tomato slices (optional)
  • Hot sauce, ketchup, and/or mayo, for serving


Makes 2 Servings

In a skillet, cook the bacon to your liking. Transfer to paper towels to drain, then break each piece in half. Wipe out the skillet.
Spread each kaiser roll half with about 1 tbsp. of the butter, and toast in the skillet, butter-side down over moderate heat until golden. Remove and arrange the bacon on two of the halves.
Wipe out the skillet, and heat half the remaining butter. Season the eggs with salt and pepper, add half to the skillet, and cook until the edges are set.
Flip the eggs, sprinkle with half the cheese, and fold over to enclose the cheese like an omelet. Set on top of one roll and garnish with tomatoes, if using, and condiments of choice.
Wrap in foil and let stand for about 1 minute. Make the second sandwich in the same manner.


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Reprinted from The Phoenicia Diner Cookbook. Copyright © 2020 by Catskills Diner Holdings LLC. Photographs copyright © 2020 by Johnny Autry. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Random House.


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