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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.53 / 5 (49 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
15 min

Crunchy bread gives way to oozing cheese and salty bacon – Rachel Allen’s indulgent sandwich is not for the faint of heart!


1. Fry the bacon in a frying pan until crisp and set it aside.

2. In a bowl, mix together the grated cheese with the egg yolk and mustard, seasoning with salt and pepper.

3. Lay the slices of bread on a clean work surface. Spread one slice with butter, add the bacon, then the grated cheese mixture. Spread the other slice of bread with butter and place on top, butter side-down. Spread some butter on the top of the sandwich.

4. Place a frying pan on the heat and put the sandwich in the pan straightaway, butter-side down. Put a saucepan lid on the pan and fry over a medium heat for another 3-4 minutes, until golden-brown on the underside.

5. Spread a thin layer of butter on the top and flip over. Cover again, turn down the heat and cook for another 3-4 minutes until golden-brown and the cheese is just melted. Remove and serve at once.

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Never thought a sandwich could taste like this beautiful used the sour dough bread

GerardM34417 GerardM34417  Posted 25 Jul 2012 9:17 PM

I had just eaten a bacon & cheese sarnie when I saw this, yours is better than mine, I need to go shopping now for more ingrediants. THAT is going to be MY lunch tomorrow. I'm not going to answer the phone tomorrow at lunch time whatever happens!!!

CrazyBear15 CrazyBear15  Posted 22 May 2011 4:37 PM

I have always loved bacon & cheese sarnies and never imagined
there would be a recipe for such a straight forward dish but o my
goodness i am pleased i came across this one,it is so deeelishshshousssssss.

PamelaE56242 PamelaE56242  Posted 03 Feb 2011 12:18 AM

Tried to rate it 5 stars but technical problems stopped me! Was very tasty, very easy and very unhealthy! Couldnt even manage a whole one but will definately be making again!

The Cherub The Cherub Posted 23 Mar 2010 3:37 PM