BEAT Breakfast Sandwich

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Author Notes: Full disclosure: I am not a morning person; it is hard for me to get going in the morning, and more often than not, breakfast is coffee and something super-quick, like a pre-packaged breakfast bar or a bowl of cereal. Some days I need something more substantial, but I still don't want to spend a bunch of time in front of the stove. Enter the breakfast sandwich. This version combines bacon, egg, avocado, and cherry or grape tomatoes. I find that cherry tomatoes pack more flavor per bite than sliced tomatoes most of the year, but if you have some good heirloom slicers, feel free to substitute. This sandwich comes together pretty quickly: The prep work is done while the bacon is frying, and the assembly is done while the eggs are frying. Applying the mashed avocado to both slices of bread helps decrease the mess factor, but do be careful so you don't have to change your shirt before you head to work! hardlikearmour

Food52 Review: WHO: When hardlikearmour is home alone, she makes herself soft scrambled eggs and toast.
WHAT: A breakfast sandwich worth rolling out of bed for.
HOW: Spread mashed avocado on two pieces of toast and let it act as a catch-all for a runny egg, crumbled bacon, and sliced cherry tomatoes.
WHY WE LIKE IT: Breakfast sandwiches are usually too fussy for anything but weekend brunches, but not this one. You can prep and assemble as you go, leaving you plenty of time to make it work by 9 AM and still put your cereal routine to rest.
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Makes 2 sandwiches, easily scaled down to 1

  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1/2 large Hass avocado
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Table or fine sea salt
  • 10 to 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 4 thick slices of Bâtard or your favorite sandwich bread
  • 2 eggs
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place your bacon into a cold frying pan, then heat over medium, turning occasionally, until it's crisp.
  2. While the bacon is cooking, combine the avocado, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Mash everything together with a fork, until fairly smooth. Set aside.
  3. Wash and quarter your cherry tomatoes. Push to one side of your cutting board. Line the other side of the cutting board with 2 layers of paper towels for draining the bacon.
  4. Toast your bread when the bacon is close to being done. Crack the eggs into a small bowl, and set aside.
  5. Remove the bacon and place it on the paper towels. Pour off all but a tablespoon or two of the bacon grease (but save the rest for other uses!). Fold the paper towels over top of the bacon, and pat to remove most of the grease.
  6. Pour the eggs into the frying pan, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place a lid over the eggs, and allow to cook until the whites are set, but the yolks still runny (or to firm yolks if that's what you like). This will only take a few minutes.
  7. Divide the mashed avocado mixture between the 4 slices of bread, spreading in an even layer on each slice. Divide the cherry tomatoes between the 2 "bottom" slices of bread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Crumble a slice of bacon onto each "top" slice of bread.
  8. Place an egg on top of the tomatoes, and add the "top" slice of bread to the "bottom." (You can also arrange the components on the sandwich however you like.) Slice with a serrated knife, or eat whole. Enjoy a great start to your day!
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Tags: good for lunch as well, great way to start the day

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12 days ago Rachael

Breakfast sandwiches are some of my favorite creations. I can't wait to try this one!!!

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13 days ago HapppyBee

I am so like you in the mornings-cup of coffee first thing, but then I really don't want to cook or make breakfast. I'll go out to eat in a flash, tho. This sandwich is the perfect answer because it's easy and delicious and doable first thing in the morning. I love it. Mine are usually just the bacon and egg combo, but the avocado and tomato additions are sublime. Thank you and congratulations!

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13 days ago iWantMore

seriously? you think this isn't work? It's actually more work than a simple breakfast sandwich. No thanks, life is complicated enough.

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15 days ago cookinginvictoria

Congrats, Sara on the Wildcard win! This looks super delicious for breakfast or for dinner. On my "must try soon" list.

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17 days ago Steve Picotte

I don't care for avocado, but potatoes and onions cooked until soft and mashed and spread are a great replacement.

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17 days ago Annette Lowrie

Wow, that was good! Thanks for the scrumptious dinner recipe.

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17 days ago Sunnycovechef

This looks fantastic, I love all the stuff that is in it. I would make it for lunch. Yummy!!!!

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17 days ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

WOOP! Yay Wildcard! This looks uber-delish

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17 days ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Thank you! :-)

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over 1 year ago FOXHAUS

This was amazing. Thank you. After frying the eggs, I sautéed some spinach and added it to each sandwich. My seven year old had two.

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over 1 year ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Yum! I guess that makes it a BEAST sandwich :-)

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over 2 years ago ChefJune

June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Oh boy, am I ever making this for breakfast on Sunday!!! WOW!

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over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I'd be honored!

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over 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Pretty much my favorite breakfast ever. Especially when someone else gets up to make it.

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over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

It's a lucky person who get's someone else to make them breakfast!! I figure the goodness of the avocado & tomatoes cancels out the badness of the bacon!

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over 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

It IS a lucky person. And I'd say 99.999% of the time the lucky person is my husband...but here's to hoping, right?! And, the goodness of avocado and tomatoes definitely cancels out any bacon badness. Plus, if the bacon is nitrate free and from pork that was not grain fed, it's pretty much not bad at all because even though it's fatty, the fat is not that bad of a type of fat! (Saturated fat is not as bad for you as the government insists on saying.) Which is totally a sign that there is some good in the universe.

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almost 3 years ago arielleclementine

we had this for lunch yesterday, and it was amazing!! also, i can't thank you enough for that egg cooking technique- i've always fried eggs one at a time, spooning hot butter over the top to cook the whites- this was so much easier, and i can do two at a time! you're the best!

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almost 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Yay! So glad you liked it & learned a new trick to boot. I was just wondering what to make for supper tonight, and this will be perfect!

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about 3 years ago Summer of Eggplant

Yu-um. This just looks like perfection.

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Thanks, SoE! It's a really satisfying meal.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Congratulations on your lovely EP!

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Thanks, B! You're review was awesome.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

So's your sandwich.

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about 3 years ago boulangere

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OK, I broke the rules and made it for dinner last night along with a big salad. Every single drippy, finger-sucking bite was delicious. I'd make it again in a heartbeat. And I saved the bacon drippings right in the very same pan - yes, I put a lid on it, and don't tell me you've never done that - and started AW's ratatouille in it. Sort of two for one, doesn't get much better than that.

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I'm thrilled you enjoyed it, and I love your use of the left-over bacon drippings. Yum!

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about 3 years ago marynn

Great flavor combination. What I love best, however, is the detailed precision of the directions: "Push to one side of your cutting board. Line the other side of the cutting board with 2 layers of paper towels for draining the bacon." Not 1, not 3, 2. Even the most non-morning person can get this day-brightener done.

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Thanks, marynn! I seriously need all the help I can get in the morning.

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about 3 years ago wssmom

The avocado sends this over the top! Double plus good!

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Thanks, wssmom! I ? avocado.

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Huge YUM!

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Thanks, BKR!

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about 3 years ago lapadia

I'll take one of these for a late breakfast, do you think you can get it to me in time ? :) My stomach is growling - as I look at the photo...

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

If I made it right now I could get it to you by 8am! Of course I'd probably break down and eat it on the way ;)

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about 3 years ago lapadia

LOL!! I think my laughing just work everybody up...rise and shine!

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over 2 years ago lapadia

BTW, still waiting for my delivery :) !!!

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over 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

;-)

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about 3 years ago arielleclementine

This is a very handsome sandwich! Wish I was eating it right now!

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Thanks, ac!

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about 3 years ago EmilyC

Yum! This would be great for breakfast but even better late at night -- maybe after a night out on the town...

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about 3 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

I agree!