Eggs Baja

Weekend brunch inspired Mickey Strang to create this open-faced egg sandwich.
Makes 4 servings


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4 slices bacon (about 4 oz. total)
4 large eggs
Salt and pepper
4 slices sourdough bread (about 3 by 6 in. and 1/2 in. thick)
1 firm-ripe tomato (about 8 oz.), rinsed, cored, and sliced
2 canned whole green chilies, halved lengthwise
1/2 cup shredded jack or cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves


1. In a 10- to 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, cook bacon, turning once, until crisp and browned, 4 to 5 minutes total. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Discard fat from pan; if desired, wipe pan clean.

2. Set pan over medium heat; break eggs into pan and cook to desired doneness, turning once if you like, 2 to 5 minutes for soft yolks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. Meanwhile, place bread slices on a 12- by 15-inch baking sheet. Broil 6 inches from heat until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn slices over and top equally with tomato slices, chilies, and cheese. Broil until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Top each sandwich with an egg, then a slice of bacon; sprinkle evenly with cilantro. Use a wide spatula to transfer each sandwich to a plate.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 256
Caloriesfromfat 49 %
Protein 15 g
Fat 14 g
Satfat 5.6 g
Carbohydrate 17 g
Fiber 1.7 g
Sodium 492 mg
Cholesterol 234 mg