Poached Egg & Bacon Sandwich

October  4, 2022
4 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

This breakfast sandwich is tangy, silky and salty. It's served best on a fresh ciabatta roll, so if you can find take and bake rolls I suggest that. Quality bacon is key to this recipe - uncured, local bacon is my preference. —pipsplate

Test Kitchen Notes

WHO: pipsplate is a user experience planner from Minneapolis who is a master at entertaining.
WHAT: The perfect breakfast sandwich.
HOW: Toast your ciabatta roll, poach your egg, crisp up your bacon, dress your greens, and assemble.
WHY WE LOVE IT: When it comes to breakfast sandwiches, it doesn't get much better than this. The greens and poached egg make this classier than your typical bacon & egg sandwich -- and the vinegar in the dressing is key in balancing out all that rich and salty. We highly suggest making this right now. —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 2 fresh ciabatta rolls
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 pieces uncured bacon
  • 2 handfuls curly endive, frisee or other bitter salad green
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 2 large eggs
  1. If you have take and bake ciabatta rolls, follow the directions on the package to warm up.
  2. Slice rolls in half and spread butter on each half. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat and toast each roll half. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Make the dressing for the greens: combine 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 Tablespoon red wine vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon mayo. Whisk this together until well combined. Roughly chop the greens and toss with dressing.
  5. Fill a medium saute pan with about 2 inches of water and bring to a slow boil. When water is boiling, add one egg and poach. Keep the water to a low boil and, using a spoon, gently spoon hot water over the top of the egg to cook it. Cook each egg for about 1 minute for over easy.
  6. Assemble the sandwich: on one half of each roll layer 2 slices of bacon, 1 egg, and half of the greens. Top with the other roll half.
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7 Reviews

Frank P. September 26, 2013
There is no such thing as 'uncured' bacon. Bacon, by definition is cured and smoked pork belly. What you are making is a poached egg and pork belly sandwich. It still looks good, though.
roryrabbitfield September 27, 2009
What is a take and bake ciabatta roll?
pipsplate February 4, 2010
Some grocery stores offer "take and bake" breads. This means that the bread is partially baked, and all you have to do it put it in an oven for a short time (generally 8 - 14 minutes).
tastysweet September 25, 2013
Trader Joe's offer these.
pipsplate September 17, 2009
Awww thanks! Even though I already took a bite, the runny yolk was too tempting not to put this pic up.
StinkyGrapefruit September 17, 2009
This is the first egg photo that made me want to eat my computer.
Francesca September 17, 2009
This is making me hungry....looks so good! Great recipe!