Ultimate Bacon, Egg and Cheese Toastie Recipe

Goooood morning! Hello, fellow sunshiners! Are you ready for a brand new day? We are! We just discovered the secret recipe to start every day off on the right foot… it’s with Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Toasties! Yay! Did the thought of that already bring a smile to your face? Check out this recipe and really kick-start your morning!

Because when you got things between bread in your head… 

Recipe Inspiration

Bacon, Egg and Cheese is such a classic sandwich that we had to make a toastie out of it. On top of that, the question of whether it would be possible to cook a raw egg in a toastie kept us awake at night. And well, who doesn’t need a recipe to conquer every morning! 

Why We Love It

We have a thing for Sunday Brunches… lazy, neverending sleep-ins, and extra cuddle-time! We really love Sunday mornings! When cuddle time is over, we normally make ourselves a traditional Sunday Brunch, with a boiled egg, cheese, freshly baked bread, jams, croissants, orange juice… the real deal. This recipe brings us the Sunday Morning Brunches when we don’t have time for a real sleep in, but still want to enjoy an energizing breakfast! 

Equipment

Normally, you fry your eggs and bacon in a pan, but we don’t! We threw everything on our sandwich grill! For this toastie, here is the specific equipment that we used:

  • Tefal: Inicio Grill (Awesome for Toasties and All Grilling Needs)
  • Tefal: Ultracompact Sandwich (Dedicated Toastie Maker)

For this toastie, we recommend using a sandwich grill or press because it won’t press the egg out. Any kind of grill that has a loose top will work best for this toastie. However, we did try making this recipe in a toastie maker as well, and even though it didn’t go according to plan, we did enjoy a DELICIOUS toastie! 

We have spent many hours making, and eating, toasties in our Toastie Lab kitchen. We have some awesome equipment recommendations that you can use to make your very own toasties. Check it out on our Recommended Tools page. 

Down The Bread Hole

It might look complicated, but we have discovered the easiest way to make this breakfast toastie-sandwich. You will need an extra, third slice of bread which will have a hole cut in it to serve as a bread-frame and egg place-holder. You could try without it, but we suspect that the results will be messy. 

Them Eggs

Yes, we’re using uncooked eggs for this breakfast toastie. Not for long though, because the grill will be perfectly capable of frying them! 

We have even managed to get the runny yolk with the rest of the egg being perfectly cooked. It’s an art, really. Practice makes perfect, so we recommend making this toastie many, many times to master this skill. 

Cheesy

No toastie without cheese, right?! We like to use a regular gouda on this one, but be like us and experiment with different flavors, and please do let us know if you come up with anything especially delicious!

Bacon

And if a toastie without cheese is unthinkable, than I think you’ll be on the same page when it comes to bacon and eggs, because… No eggs without bacon! We like to grill the bacon on our toastie-machine before adding them to the uncooked toastie. 

This is mainly because we don’t want to use any extra pans, but also because it leaves that nice greasy bacon juice for the bread. AND, the grill makes perfect, crisp bacon without burning it!

B-b-b-BUTTER

For this toastie you have to go all in. Juicy, crispy bacon, melty, salty cheese, and creamy, rich butter. Oh yeah… 

Besides just being delicious, there are a couple of reasons why you want to make sure you have enough butter at hand… The first one being, that the toastie has a bit of a fancy construction to make sure the egg doesn’t just fall right out. So, in order to make sure the “middle” layer of bread doesn’t slip, we added some extra butter on the edges as a form of yummy-butter-glue. 

Also, the toastie has some extra grilling time because of the raw egg. You want to make sure that the egg is cooked enough before you take the toastie off the grill. Therefore, it is necessary to add some butter to the tops to prevent them from burning. 

We haven’t tried using any alternative oils or butters, but if you do and it works out well, let us know!!! 

YouTube Video

Want to see this delicious cooking experiment in real-life? Go to our YouTube Channel and watch the experts (us) in action! Also, watch the other videos for more toasties that will blow you away!

Let Us Know What You Think

Tried this recipe? Let us know what you think! Suggestions, variations, or any other things that you would like us to try, are more than welcome. Here at the Toastie Lab, we love to experiment!

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Ultimate Bacon, Egg and Cheese Toastie Recipe


  • Author: Toastie Lab
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

Goooood morning! Hello, fellow sunshiners! Are you ready for a brand new day? We are! We just discovered the secret recipe to start every day off on the right foot… it’s with Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Toasties! Yay! Did the thought of that already bring a smile to your face? Check out this recipe and really kick-start your morning!


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Ingredients

  • 3 slices of bread
  • 1 egg
  • 2 slices of cheese
  • 5 thin slices of bacon
  • butter

Instructions

  1. First, take out three slices of bread. 
  2. On two of those, spread butter and flip them over. 
  3. Take the third slice and cut out the middle. You want to be close to the edges, but not too close that they might break. Anywhere close to half an inch (1-1,5 cm) should be fine. You can either go ahead and eat the middle part or feed the ducks with it. 
  4. Spread butter on one side of the bread frame that is left. 
  5. Now, put two slices of cheese on one of the regular slices of bread. Put the bread frame on top of it (with the buttery side on the cheese). 
  6. Make sure the grill is preheated sufficiently and put the slices of bacon on the grill. Grill until they start to bubble and look crispy (to your liking), turn around, grill some more and take them off. 
  7. Here’s the catch: don’t clean the grill! And leave the bacony juices for the bread. Put the toastie on the grill. (At this point, the toastie is only one slice of bread, cheese, and the bread-frame. 
  8. Take an egg, yes, raw. Break it open and drop the egg in the bread-frame. 
  9. Put the crispy bacon on top of the bread-frame and the egg, and finish it with the top layer of bread. (buttery side up!) 
  10. Carefully press the sandwich press down onto the toastie. Not too much because you don’t want the egg to go running!
  11. Here comes the tricky part: patience! Because you want to make sure that the egg is thoroughly cooked, you’ll have to let this toastie on the grill for quite a bit. Depending on how heat the grill gets, it could be anywhere between 8-10 minutes (or anywhere between a cooked egg and not-burned bread). We secretly lift the lit every now and then to see how our beauty is doing. 
  12. When ready (after checking!), take the toastie out of the grill and place on a cutting board. Cut diagonally, enjoy watching the yolk and cheese drizzle out of the toastie and finish with a drop or two of Tabasco or ketchup.
  • Category: Comfort Food, Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
  • Method: Toasted Sandwich
  • Cuisine: Classic Sandwich Cuisine

Keywords: Comfort Food, Bacon, Egg, Cheese, Toastie, Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

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Toastie Lab is the collective effort of Jack and Eveline. We love making, experimenting with, and eating toasted sandwiches.

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