Sunday, November 11, 2012

THIS IS A BACON SANDWICH


6 comments:

JoHnny de-Lux ~ said...

wot no egg..??

jago said...

an where's the HP sauce???

Ed Ward said...

Your American readers thank you for the clarification.

Anonymous said...

Ah a Bacon buttie, one of lifes true pleasures.

Maggie M'Gill said...

We used to measure the quality of other rugby clubs by how good the bacon rolls were from their canteens..

mike flugennock said...

I was turned on to the bacon sandwich via the "Post-Pub Nosh Deathmatch" series over at The Register. I'd never had a straight-up bacon sandwich before -- here in the Colonies, the "BLT" (Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato) is the big thing, but after reading the Register article, I decided I'd give it a shot.

What a wonderful surprise. Nice, satisfying, basic munchies. Mmmmm, bacon -- it's meat candy!

Commenters on the Register article all offered their own variations, including on with egg -- sorry, but when you put egg on it, it's not a bacon sandwich -- but my favorite is your basic two or three layers of bacon (fried until crisp) on light toast with a big healthy smear of what the Brits call "brown sauce" which, it turns out, is their equivalent of American "A1" sauce. The sauce I used was the Lea & Perrins "thick Worcestershire" which they're selling in the States now; it's about the same as A1, except based on Worcestershire, and I actually prefer it to A1 now as it's much spicier.

With all respect, this is the first UK "native dish" that I found appetizing (a Brit expat friend of mine likes to extol the virtues of eel pie, but I have to beg him to stop).