Makes 4 servings

"We like these for Saturday morning breakfast (while we read the Sunday paper, which comes on Saturday ... go figure!), but they also make a good light supper," says Mickey Strang of these hearty sandwiches.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat, cook bacon until brown and crisp, about 15 minutes, turning slices as needed. Drain bacon on towels and discard fat.

Step 2

On each of 4 bread slices, lay 2 bacon slices. Arrange cheese, chilies, and tomatoes equally on bacon; sprinkle lightly with salt. Cover each stack with another slice of bread.

Step 3

In a wide, shallow dish, beat eggs with milk to blend. On a 12-inch nonstick griddle or in a 12-inch nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat, melt half the butter. Meanwhile, one at a time, lay sandwiches in egg mixture; let stand about 15 seconds on each side. Lift out; put on griddle, 2 sandwiches at a time.

Step 4

Brown sandwiches on each side, turning as needed, about 10 minutes. When they are cooked, transfer to a baking sheet and keep warm in a 200° oven. Add remaining butter to pan and cook remaining 2 sandwiches. Set hot sandwiches on plates and tuck a lettuce leaf alongside each.

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