Welcome to Day #4 of the AoM sandwich project. Last month we asked readers for their best sandwich recommendations. Out of 483 submissions, we picked 20 to highlight here on the site each weekday during the month of April. At the end, we’ll publish all the entries into an epic man-sandwich cookbook. Enjoy.
Today’s Sandwich: The Southwest Breakfast Sandwich by Matt
Matt didn’t name his sandwich, but based on the ingredients, I figured The Southwest Breakfast Sandwich seemed about right. I love breakfast; who doesn’t, right? So I had to pick a couple of breakfast sandwiches from the list. Bacon, egg, and cheese on a muffin is pretty standard, but mix it up with pepper jack and throw salsa on top, and you got yourself a potential superstar.
- Bacon (not specified, but I used just two strips)
- Egg (fried – over-hard was Matt’s preference)
- Pepper jack cheese
- English muffin
Step 1: Fry Bacon
Step 2: Fry Egg in Bacon Grease
Step 3: Toast Muffin and Slice Cheese
Step 4: Start Assembly
Step 5: Add the Egg
Step 6: Add the Bacon
Step 7: Top with Salsa
Step 8: Devour
This sandwich was simply phenomenal. I love a good breakfast sandwich, and these small upgrades kicked it up more than a few notches. The spiciness of the pepper jack cheese was perfect, and the salsa actually added some sweetness, too. The crispy, crunchy bacon was balanced perfectly by the meltiness of the cheese and the juiciness of the salsa. This is a sandwich I will put into my repertoire, and I can see this becoming a weekend morning staple.