Wednesday, May 06, 2015

#BrunchWeek ~ Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich


Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you join us this year!  Celebrate Brunch with us this week as we prepare for Mother's Day. 30 Bloggers from around the country will showcase their best brunch dishes, from cocktails to casseroles, breakfast breads, sandwiches and salads - there is something for everyone!



I kind of have a thing about breakfast sandwiches - I love, love them. I don't really have a "go-to" sandwich that I make every time. Sometimes it's just buttered toast and a fried egg, sometimes I add different types of cheese, sometimes bacon, sometimes sliced tomato, sometimes avocado - mixing and matching. Typically though I toast the bread in the toaster, and don't pan fry it, so that was the biggest difference for me with this recipe.


This sandwich was perfection. It had sweetness from the bread (I just discovered the sandwich buns that are sweet Hawaiian bread - YUMM!), creamy richness from the delicious Cabot cheese, saltiness and chew from the bacon, and the perfect slight crunch from pan frying the sandwich in the bacon grease in the cast iron. Total indulgent meal, and completely delicious.


I could see whipping up a bunch of these for a brunch gathering, using different meats and cheeses and even breads, and wrapping each individually to keep them warm with a hand written label to share with family and friends (though if I was doing a large batch, I'd definitely pull out the griddle or panini press to finish them off)!

Come see what today's #BrunchWeek Bloggers are creating!


BrunchWeek Beverages: 
 Mixed Berry Yogurt Smoothie from Taste Cook Sip.
Tequila Sunrise from A Day in the Life on the Farm.
Sparkling Pineapple Mojitos from girlichef.

BrunchWeek Egg Dishes: 
Baked Eggs over Maple Roasted Vegetables from Big Bear's Wife.
Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Making Miracles.

 BrunchWeek Breads, Grains and Pastries:  
60 Minute Cinnamon Rolls from Love and Confections.
Chocolate and Walnut Challah from The Little Ferraro Kitchen.
Braided Ham and Cheddar Bread from Sarcastic Cooking.
Pear Oatmeal Crème Brûlée from The Spiffy Cookie.
Tattie Scones with Cheddar and Chives from The Redhead Baker.
Chocolate Chip Flaxseed Waffles from Hip Foodie Mom.
Chile Relleno Quiche from Cooking in Stilettos.
Double Chocolate Sweet Rolls from It Bakes Me Happy.
Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Granola from Baking a Moment.

BrunchWeek Main Dishes:  
Harissa Chorizo Hash from greens and chocolate.
Smoked Salmon Canapes with Whipped Chive Cream Cheese from The Suburban Soapbox.

BrunchWeek Fruits, Vegetables and Sides: 
Kinpura Gobo from Culinary Adventures with Camilla.
Tropical Fruit Salad with Vanilla and Lime from Healthy Delicious.
Beet and Heirloom Carrot Rosti with Creme Fraiche and Caviar from Jane's Adventures in Dinner.
Carrot Salad from My Catholic Kitchen.
Italian Carrot Salad from {i love} my disorganized life.

BrunchWeek Desserts:
Nutty Banana Bread from Take A Bite Out Of Boca.
Gluten-Free Pear and Walnut Crumble from It's Yummi.


Bacon and Egg Grilled Cheese Sandwich
slightly adapted from Get Cookin

Ingredients

2 slices thick cut bacon
1 egg
1-oz slice Cabot White Oak Cheddar cheese
1 Sweet Hawaiian Sandwich Bun

Directions

  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon until it begins to brown and crisp, remove and set on paper towels to drain. Cook the egg in the bacon grease until it reaches desired "doneness". (I like mine fried with the whites set and the yolk still a little runny.)
  2. Place half of the cheese on the bottom slice of bread, top with egg, bacon, and remaining cheese. Place 2nd slice of bread on top.
  3. Cook sandwich in the same cast iron skillet on both sides until golden brown on both sides, and the cheese has melted.


Disclaimer: The #BrunchWeek giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18 & up only. All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Twelve winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #BrunchWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: Thank you to #BrunchWeek Sponsors: Bob’s Red Mill, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, California Walnuts, Dixie Crystals, Grimmway Farms/Cal-Organic/True Juice, KitchenAid, Le Creuset, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Pacari Chocolate, Stonyfield Organic, Vidalia Onions, and Woot Froot for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #BrunchWeek. All opinions are my own.


6 comments:

  1. This is the sort of sandwich my hubby loves to make for his weekend breakfast! Yours is definitely more gourmet---I'll have to treat him to this before we gobble up all our Cabot cheese :)

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    1. That cheese is SO GOOD!! My hubby has been working his way through it with a box of Triscuits - but I had to rescue some of it for these yummy sandwiches. :)

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  2. We love breakfast sandwiches too. I will have to try those Hawaiian bread rolls

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    1. I looooved them. I want to do some pulled pork with them this weekend too... yumm!

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  3. Yess I adore breakfast grilled cheese ever since I first made one... 2 weeks ago haha.

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  4. Great idea for breakfast or brunch!

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