The Ultimate Egg Sandwich

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The Ultimate Egg Sandwich Recipe

We have Instagram to thank for this one. It all started with a quick snap I took of my mom’s famous egg sandwich. Seems pretty simple, right? And the beauty of this savory-meets-sweet sandwich is that it is easy … just as long as you follow a few basic breakfasting tips for egg sandwich success:

  • DO experiment with bread varieties. Toast, bagel, English muffin—pick something sturdy and substantial.
  • DON’T fry the eggs in anything other than bacon fat. Only good can come from cooking things in bacon fat.
  • DO pay attention to the cheese to eggs ratio. This is an egg sandwich, not a grilled cheese sandwich.
  • DON’T skip and/or fear the addition of the jam. It lends a critical sweet note to balance out the savory elements.

You may be wondering, “Should I add something healthy? Maybe some spinach? Or perhaps a slice of tomato?” And the answer is “no.” You don’t mess with the simplicity of The Ultimate Egg Sandwich. You cook the bacon. You fry the eggs in the bacon fat. You toast the bread. You melt the cheese. You embrace the hot mess that is attempting to eat it, broken yolk, gooey cheese, sticky jam and all.

The Ultimate Egg Sandwich Recipe

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The Ultimate Egg Sandwich

Savory-meets-sweet in this recipe for The Ultimate Egg Sandwich starring bacon, eggs, cheddar cheese and strawberry jam.
Author: Kelly Senyei
3.67 from 3 votes
The Ultimate Egg Sandwich Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich


  • 2 slices bacon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 slices sandwich bread
  • 1 slice sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons strawberry jam


  • Cook the bacon in a large sauté pan set over medium-low heat until it reaches your desired level of crispiness. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Pour out all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease from the pan.
  • Crack the eggs into the pan and increase the heat to medium. Sprinkle freshly cracked black pepper atop the eggs and fry them until the whites are fully cooked and the yolks are barely set.
  • Toast the bread then immediately place the cheese on one piece of bread and spread the jam on the other. Arrange the bacon atop the cheese then place the eggs atop the bacon. Top the sandwich with the second piece of bread. Slice and serve immediately.
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Calories: 557kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 357mg, Sodium: 680mg, Potassium: 266mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 475IU, Vitamin C: 3.5mg, Calcium: 179mg, Iron: 3.5mg


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  1. To those who wonder about adding peanut butter – I love pb and bacon sandwiches so why not add the egg and cheese, will try at lunch today.

      1. I have been eating peanut butter bacon and egg sandwiches for 50+ years. My dad was the one who made Over the years I’ve received negative reactions when I mention this as a favorite of mine. I guess it just proves there is no accounting for personal taste.

  2. My mum used to make a variant of this. She would use very streaky bacon which gives of a large amount of bacon fat. Cook the eggs. Keep bacon and eggs in warm oven while….frying white bread in the bacon fat to get a nice toast. Then build the triple decker. The fried bread is superb with all that bacon fat!

  3. A little late, but have you ever tried a peanut butter, hard boiled eggs and jelly sandwich? Sounds really gross, but a babysitter whipped up this sandwich back when I was a kid, and maybe it’s because kids have weird tastebuds, but I loved it. For some added deliciousness, spreading the thinnest spread of margarine on the toast before adding everything really brings it together, in my opinion. Distorted childhood memory, irresponsible babysitter, or genius? You decide. :)

  4. Recipe says to put cheese on one slice & jam on the other slice but picture shows jam on the cheese. I always leave the yolk runny when I make a fried egg sandwich. Will have to try the jam addition.

  5. Back in 1975, my older brother Frankie used to make this kind of sandwich. The whole family thought he was weird to make such a breakfast sandwich.
    He would put bacon and fried egg on one slice, and on another slice he would put, bologna and mustard on another slice and then peanut butter and jam on another slice, then he would pile them all together and eat it like a sandwich.
    I personally never tried it, but it must have been okay, he survived after eating it. He was a really big eater. Seriously, he would make 3 of those and eat it all in one sitting and he was in great shape (looked like Chantum Tating?) He worked in Construction. (explains the muscled physique.)
    Who would have thought his idea would come to public recipes!

  6. you’re way too young to know that! my parents (back in the 50s/60s) dipped the bread in bacon grease when they made grilled cheese/bacon sammies for us – they were the best ever :)

  7. This reminds me of my childhood except we dip the bread in the bacon fat!! LOL more bacon fat the better!! Nothing better than a runny egg dripping all over, my mouth is watering as I type this! ;)

  8. I want a big bite of that now! Looks sooooo good. And the addition of jam? Never would have thought of that but I’m going to try it!

  9. My breakfast sandwich-loving husband will LOVE you for this recipe! Oh who am I kidding… I love you for it, too.

  10. Oh those drippy yolks…. you’ve got me sold! I have to admit, I’ve never really loved the idea of mixing jam with eggs but I trust you on this one. Beautiful photos!

  11. I love egg sandwiches with bacon and cheese! However, I have never head it with jam, but I shall try. I think the husband would love it. Thanks for sharing!

  12. My husband would be giving you high fives for the jam for sure. I however am giving you high fives for this spectacular photo! Love the yolk drip.

  13. I liked the recipe and the Site….The directions and ingredients are easy to understand…so Thanks to KELLY for the Great Job