Photo: John Kernick; Styling: Paige Hicks
Hands-on Time
32 Mins
Total Time
32 Mins
Serves 2 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

This upscale twist on the traditional breakfast sandwich features sweet, tender caramelized onion and peppery arugula. A fresh fruit salad would be a good accompaniment.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Not 277 calories

MJ Holderer
July 25, 2017
There is no way one serving of this is 277 calories. One egg is around 80, two pieces of bacon are around 80, calories from the bread will be around 200 (or more, depending on the brand you buy). Plus the bacon fat, butter, and sugar from the cooked onions. Very misleading. The recipe itself is tasty (thought it could use some mayo and tomato) but it is not 277 calories unless you can find some bread that's only 60 calories a slice and you don't add the butter and sugar.

MJ Holderer's Review

April 22, 2012
Great special lunch or breakfast sandwich. Make it at the same time as the onion soup.

contentedgirl's Review

September 10, 2011
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.

cjbuddy's Review

December 18, 2011
Wonderful! Happened to have everything on hand so threw together for lunch. I'm not even a big fan of "non-scrambled" eggs but the runny yoke was so good!

KristinaC28's Review

September 29, 2011

bedil7's Review

August 28, 2011
Quite bland . . even with added tomato.

Jennifer312's Review

September 06, 2011
I really enjoyed the variation on the typical scrambled egg and bacon sandwich. I used jalapeño bacon and watercress...not because I'm that was all I had on hand. It was delicious! Will have again soon.

crazycat1626's Review

May 21, 2013

denverckb's Review

May 21, 2014

JessicaLuu's Review

September 20, 2011
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.