Bacon and Egg Sandwiches with Caramelized Onions and Arugula
Serves 2 (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Photo: John Kernick; Styling: Paige Hicks
4 slices center-cut bacon
2 cups thinly sliced onion
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon Mexican hot sauce (such as Cholula) or Tabasco
1 tablespoon butter
Dash of sugar
4 (1/2-ounce) slices whole-wheat bread
2 large eggs
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup arugula
How to Make It
Cook bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp (about 8 minutes). Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings; drain on paper towels. Add onion, water, and hot sauce to drippings in pan; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in butter and sugar; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Uncover and cook for 5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Set aside; keep warm.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place bread in pan, and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Set aside, and keep warm.
Recoat pan with cooking spray. Crack eggs into pan, and cook for 2 minutes. Gently turn eggs, one at a time; cook 1 minute or until desired degree of doneness. Sprinkle evenly with salt and black pepper.
Place one bread slice on each of two plates; arrange onion mixture evenly over bread. Place 1 egg, 2 bacon slices, and 1/2 cup arugula over each serving; top with remaining bread slices. Serve immediately.
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Oh my goodness! I love this bacon and egg sandwich! I made it tonight for dinner & my husband, who likes scambled egg sandwiches, loved this one. The shot of hotsauce in the caramelized onions really gave them a zing. All the different ingredients, from the arugula to the onions, just worked perfectly together. This will be one I will make again.
I really enjoyed the variation on the typical scrambled egg and bacon sandwich. I used jalapeño bacon and watercress...not because I'm that creative...it was all I had on hand. It was delicious! Will have again soon.
I thought this was delicious and really easy. It made a perfect lunch. I only gave it 4 stars, because it wasn't super filling, but if you added a cup of soup or something I think it would be perfect. I will definitely make this again.