Combine French toast, thick-cut bacon, eggs, and sharp cheese to craft a thick breakfast sandwich worthy of a relaxing weekend fry-up. Experiment with different toppings and meat cuts to create the perfect layered breakfast combination.
Substitute Texas toast for French toast for a traditional choice in place of the sweet egg-coated bread. Biscuits and English muffins can also be used to sandwich the breakfast favorites. The recommended ingredients below will make two thick all-in-one breakfast sandwiches.
Hearty Breakfast Sandwiches
- four slices of white bread
- four eggs
- one-half cup of milk
- three teaspoons butter
- four slices of bacon
- two slices sharp cheddar
- one-fourth red onion, sliced
- two tomato slices
- one-fourth teaspoon of pepper
- one-fourth teaspoon garlic salt
- Whip milk and two eggs together in a bowl to form a thick batter for coating the french toast; dip the slices of bread into the batter, turning to coat each side evenly.
- Melt one teaspoon of butter in a skillet and grill the French toast until the thick egg batter cooks to the surface. Lightly spread each side with butter, then set aside.
- Place four strips of bacon in the skillet and fry the slices until crispy and golden. Remove them from the pain and drain the grease from each slice. Pat dry with a paper towel to remove excess grease before sandwich assembly.
- Add another teaspoon of butter to the skillet and fry the other two eggs until the yolks are solid; place each egg on a slice of french toast and sprinkle lightly with pepper. Place two strips of bacon on each egg and add a slice of cheddar cheese over the top.
- Melt the third tablespoon of butter in the skillet and add the onions. Sauté the onions until soft and caramelized, sprinkling them lightly with garlic salt.
- Layer the onions over the cheese and add a slice of tomato to each one. Top each with a second slice of french toast, then slice and serve.
Serving the Sandwiches
For a tasty variation on the traditional choice, use crisp sausage patties or ham slices in place of bacon strips. Slice hard-boiled eggs as a fried egg substitute for quick on-the-go sandwich selections. Many chefs may prefer to prepare the eggs using a egg white omelette's technique to create a light and fluffy egg filling for the sandwich.
Create a healthier breakfast sandwich, by substituting extra onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, and peppers paired with scrambled egg whites. Skip the sharp cheddar and substitute low-fat cheese varieties, such as skim-milk mozzarella or natural goat cheeses to create a thick and satisfying breakfast sandwich.