My first experience with a sandwich came from non other than Subway.
See, when I lived in Avon, Conneticut (roughly a 20,000 population), one of the three stores that was near my skating rink was Subway. Because I would go straight from school to the rink, I ate Subway almost every night for dinner. I had my order down to a science: bacon and salami with pickles, tomatoes, and olive oil. If I was feeling healthy (or if my mom forced me to), I’d add some shredded lettuce on there, but that was rare. I LIVED for that sandwich, and on my off days at the rink, that was my only motivation to get through the session.
I remember one year in June, it was so hot that we didn’t even need to turn on the oven to toast the sandwich. We let it sit for about five minutes, and the cheese melted! Gotta love East Coast summers, right? Ah, I miss the east coast. I am much more of an east coast > west coast person. I love the changing seasons, and I feel like theres more sense of “community”. Like, I actually knew my neighbors back in Connecticut. Out here in California, you stick to your family and that’s it, unless you live in a close knit neighborhood. Maybe I’m in the minority here, but I’d trade Connecticut for California in a heart beat.
The east coast does many things well, and one of those things is sandwiches. Not just Subway- EVERYWHERE. I can’t remember a bad sandwich I had. When we were feeling fancy, my family and I would drive up to Hartford and go to this local shop that had the BEST bacon sandwiches. Now, this was back when I ate red meat, so I was obsessed. Nowadays, I’d lean towards Turkey Bacon like I did today.
In terms of the bacon I used, I used my favorite- Whole Foods Market 365 Everyday Value Turkey Bacon. Of course, I bought it from Whole Foods Market Del Mar, aka heaven. The package of turkey bacon cost about $4, and I got four servings out of it. Talk about a win! Despite the bad rep bacon gets, it’s really not that bad- in moderation. It’s not something I’d eat everyday, but I don’t avoid it.
The contest ends on 7/19/16, so get started! If you want, you can make this sandwich, which is the BOMB.COM. Come on- $200 to Whole Foods and an AMAZING breakfast sandwich? What’s not to love?
- 2 slices bacon of choice (I used turkey bacon)
- 1 egg
- 2 slices sourdough toast, toasted
- 4 oz cheddar cheese (I used Wisconsin cheddar)
- In a pan, fry your bacon evenly on both sides.
- Once cooked, transfer to a plate and fry your egg in the bacon fat. Melt the cheese onto the egg once it's how you like.
- Assemble the sandwich by adding the bacon on the bread and then add the egg / cheese. Enjoy!
*NOTE* Whole Foods Market Del Mar sponsored this post. However, all opinions are my own and I truly believe everything I’ve said.
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