I have a thing for breakfast sandwiches and grilled cheese. With a current abundance of potato rolls some of them inevitably ended up as grilled cheese breakfast sandwiches. But, as you can see from the pictures, I didn’t put the cheese inside. Nope, no melty cheese here. It’s all crispy, crunchy, frico-style cheese for the win!
If you haven’t had frico cheese, you NEED to. It’s basically everything that is delicious about cheese. Usually I’m all about the ooey-gooey-ness of cheese, but sometimes, crisp and crunchy is the way to go. If you’re the kind of person who likes the crunchy edges of lasanga, you’ll love fricos. They’re super simple too: all you do is heat up cheese over low heat until it bubbles, crisps and caramelizes. Adhere it to a soft and squishy potato bun and sandwich up bacon, tomatoes and jalapeños and you’ve got yourself the ultimate breakfast sandwich.
Hope your weekend is filled with breakfast sandwiches, sunshine and happiness!
Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwich Recipe
makes 1 sandwich
- 1 potato bun or other soft bun
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar
- 2 slices of thick cut bacon
- 1 egg
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2-3 slices tomato
- jalapeño slices, to taste
Heat up a non-stick pan (big enough to fit your buns comfortably) over medium-low heat and sprinkle the cheddar in the rough shape of your buns. Add the buns, cut side down and grill on medium-low until the cheese is crispy and golden.
While your bun is getting all cheese-toasty, cook your bacon and egg as desired. I like to cook both on a medium-low heat – the bacon fat gets rendered out, leaving it super crisp and cooking the egg on low ensures that perfect fried egg look.
When everything is done, assemble your sandwich: Crusty cheese sides facing out (or in, if you want to keep your hands clean), bacon, tomato, jalapeños, fried egg seasoned with salt and pepper and your top bun. Enjoy!
Love grilled cheese as much as I do? Check out some of the grilled cheeses of my past: Brussel Sprouts Grilled Cheese, Pierogi Grilled Cheese, Classic Grilled, Crab Rangoon Grilled Cheese, Grilled Egg and Cheese, Broccoli and Cheddar Grilled Cheese.