Sausage, Bacon and Egg Sandwich Recipes

Bacon, egg and sausage sandwiches can be prepared in many different ways and this open sandwich featuring a twice cooked egg is just one of the many ideas you will find on this page
Bacon, egg and sausage sandwiches can be prepared in many different ways and this open sandwich featuring a twice cooked egg is just one of the many ideas you will find on this page

Sausage, bacon and egg is a classic, hugely popular combination but it is perhaps most often considered as the holy trinity of a hearty, fried breakfast. The reality is, however, that these simple ingredients can be combined to great effect in a number of different ways, one of which is by including them in a very satisfying sandwich. This page will look at several options for making bacon, egg and sausage sandwiches but it will begin by looking briefly at the different types and forms one of these ingredients in particular can take. Think that bacon is bacon and that there is nothing further to say? Read on...

What is known as bacon in the US is called smoked streaky bacon in the UK
What is known as bacon in the US is called smoked streaky bacon in the UK
Unsmoked streaky bacon in the UK is widely referred to as side pork in the US
Unsmoked streaky bacon in the UK is widely referred to as side pork in the US
Most popular bacon in the UK by far is back bacon
Most popular bacon in the UK by far is back bacon

The Difference Between American Bacon and British Bacon

Bacon is a hugely popular food item in both the United States and the United Kingdom. What many people don't realise, however, is that there is a big difference between American bacon and British bacon in that the meat represents cuts from different parts of the pig. While American bacon is taken from the belly of the pig, standard British bacon is taken from the back.

American bacon is known in Britain as smoked streaky bacon. Where this bacon is sold unsmoked, it may be referred to in the Unites States as side pork, while in the United Kingdom, it is known as unsmoked streaky bacon. The most popular bacon in the UK - what will generally be referred to simply as bacon - has much more meat and less fat. It is produced and sold both smoked and unsmoked.

These differences highlight the principal discrepancies in the trans-Atlantic definitions of bacon but the story does not necessarily end there and many other types of bacon can be found around the world. Although this fact may often prove confusing, the up side is that it allows many more tasty ways of cooking and enjoying bacon, either on a plate or on a sandwich.

Do note that where different types of bacon have been used in the different recipes below, they are interchangeable in each instance and the preferred type can be substituted if desired.

Bacon, Duck Egg and Sausage Sandwich Recipe

Cooked and chopped bacon and sausage are incorporated in a simple duck egg omelette for this sandwich
Cooked and chopped bacon and sausage are incorporated in a simple duck egg omelette for this sandwich

Sausages exist in countless different shapes and forms, both nationally and internationally, while the different types of bacon has been touched upon further up this page. What many people may not consider, though, is that it is not only chicken eggs which can be used in cooking, with duck eggs providing a very tasty alternative where they are available.

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  • Yields: One sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 pork sausages
  • 4 slices of American (smoked streaky) bacon
  • Vegetable or sunflower oil for frying
  • 2 duck eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1oz butter
  • 2 thick slices of bread

Instructions

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Cooked sausage and baconsausages and bacon are roughly choppedTwo fresh duck eggs broken in to a bowlMaking duck egg omeletteChopped sausages and bacon are laid on almost set pomeletteDuck egg omelette is folded over sausages and baconOmelette is carefully laid on first slice of breadSecond slice of bread completes sandwich
Cooked sausage and bacon
Cooked sausage and bacon
sausages and bacon are roughly chopped
sausages and bacon are roughly chopped
Two fresh duck eggs broken in to a bowl
Two fresh duck eggs broken in to a bowl
Making duck egg omelette
Making duck egg omelette
Chopped sausages and bacon are laid on almost set pomelette
Chopped sausages and bacon are laid on almost set pomelette
Duck egg omelette is folded over sausages and bacon
Duck egg omelette is folded over sausages and bacon
Omelette is carefully laid on first slice of bread
Omelette is carefully laid on first slice of bread
Second slice of bread completes sandwich
Second slice of bread completes sandwich
  1. Put a little oil in to a large frying pan and gently fry the sausages for fifteen to twenty minutes until done. Remove to a plate, increase the heat and fry the bacon for a couple of minutes each side until cooked and crisp. Remove to the same plate as the sausages and roughly chop both.
  2. Break the duck eggs in to a bowl and add a tablespoon of cold water. This makes for a lighter omelette. Beat just until combined.
  3. Melt a little butter in an omelette pan over a medium heat and pour in the beaten eggs. Carefully draw the egg mixture from the edges in towards the centre with a spatula, just until the eggs begin to set.
  4. When the omelette is almost but not quite completely set, season it with black pepper and a little salt. Scatter the chopped sausage and bacon evenly over one half of it. Carefully fold the empty half over the top with your spatula.
  5. Lay one slice of the bread on a serving plate and the omelette on top. Add the second slice of bread and cut in half to serve.

Bacon, Scrambled Egg and Sausage Open Sandwich Recipe

Bacon, scrambled egg and sausage arranged on toast and garnished with fresh basil
Bacon, scrambled egg and sausage arranged on toast and garnished with fresh basil

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 25 min

Ready in: 35 min

Yields: One sandwich

Ingredients

  • Two pork and leek sausages
  • Oil for frying
  • 3 rashers of back bacon
  • 2 eggs
  • Little bit of butter
  • Salt and white pepper
  • 1 thick slice of wheat, spelt and rye bread
  • Shredded basil leaves to garnish

Instructions

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Wheat, spelt and rye breadMaking scrambled eggBread is lightly toastedBacon is laid on toasted breadScrambled egg is spooned on top of baconSausages are laid on scrambled egg
Wheat, spelt and rye bread
Wheat, spelt and rye bread
Making scrambled egg
Making scrambled egg
Bread is lightly toasted
Bread is lightly toasted
Bacon is laid on toasted bread
Bacon is laid on toasted bread
Scrambled egg is spooned on top of bacon
Scrambled egg is spooned on top of bacon
Sausages are laid on scrambled egg
Sausages are laid on scrambled egg
  1. Fry the sausages very gently in a little oil for about twenty minutes. Remove to a warmed plate and fry the bacon in the same pan.
  2. Break the eggs in to a saucepan and add a little butter. Hold off on the seasoning at this stage.
  3. Put the saucepan on to a medium heat and start to work the eggs with a wooden spoon or plastic spatula. Every thirty seconds or so, remove the eggs from the heat for a few seconds to stop them over cooking but keep working them with the spoon. When the eggs are ready, they should then be seasoned.
  4. Toast the bread and lay the bacon on top, followed by the eggs. Sit the sausage on next and garnish with the basil.

Bacon, Boiled Egg and Sausage Sandwich Recipe

Hard boiled eggs are sliced and made in to a sandwich with sausages and back bacon
Hard boiled eggs are sliced and made in to a sandwich with sausages and back bacon

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Ready in: 30 min

Yields: One sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 beef sausages
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 rashers of British back bacon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 slices of bread
  • Butter for bread (optional)
  • HP Sauce (optional)


Instructions

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Beef sausages and back baconCooling hard boiled eggsHard boiled eggs are slicedButter is optional on the bread for the sandwichBacon is first to be laid on one slice of bredEgg slices are arranged on top of the baconSausage pieces are laid on top of the bacon and eggHP Sauce is an optional but tasty addition to this sandwich
Beef sausages and back bacon
Beef sausages and back bacon
Cooling hard boiled eggs
Cooling hard boiled eggs
Hard boiled eggs are sliced
Hard boiled eggs are sliced
Butter is optional on the bread for the sandwich
Butter is optional on the bread for the sandwich
Bacon is first to be laid on one slice of bred
Bacon is first to be laid on one slice of bred
Egg slices are arranged on top of the bacon
Egg slices are arranged on top of the bacon
Sausage pieces are laid on top of the bacon and egg
Sausage pieces are laid on top of the bacon and egg
HP Sauce is an optional but tasty addition to this sandwich
HP Sauce is an optional but tasty addition to this sandwich
  1. Put the sausages on to gently fry in the oil.
  2. Add the eggs to a small pot with enough cold water to ensure they are completely covered. Bring the water to a boil and simmer for eight to ten minutes.
  3. Remove the sausages from the frying pan and add the bacon to fry for a couple of minutes each side.
  4. Take the pot with the eggs to the sink and run cold water in to it until the eggs are cool enough to handle. Crack the shells on a hard surface, peel and slice.
  5. Lay the bacon on one slice of the bread and top with the sliced egg.
  6. Cut the sausages in half lengthways and across the way. Arrange on top of the egg.
  7. HP Sauce adds a tasty finishing touch before the second slice of bread is put in place but is entirely optional.

Cold Bacon, Egg and Sausage Salad Open Sandwich Recipe

Cooked bacon, egg and sausage is chopped and mixed with mayo before being spread on fresh, crusty bread
Cooked bacon, egg and sausage is chopped and mixed with mayo before being spread on fresh, crusty bread

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min

Cook time: 20 min

Ready in: 50 min

Yields: 2 open sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 2 sausages
  • Oil for frying
  • 2 rashers of back bacon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley, half for salad and half for garnish
  • Salt and white pepper
  • 2 thick slices of crusty bread
  • 1 medium tomato

Instructions

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Cooked sausage, bacon and egg are roughly choppedSausage, bacon and egg added to bowl with mayo and parsleySausage, bacon and egg saladBread slices are cut thick for open sandwichesSausage, bacon and egg salad is spread on bread
Cooked sausage, bacon and egg are roughly chopped
Cooked sausage, bacon and egg are roughly chopped
Sausage, bacon and egg added to bowl with mayo and parsley
Sausage, bacon and egg added to bowl with mayo and parsley
Sausage, bacon and egg salad
Sausage, bacon and egg salad
Bread slices are cut thick for open sandwiches
Bread slices are cut thick for open sandwiches
Sausage, bacon and egg salad is spread on bread
Sausage, bacon and egg salad is spread on bread
  1. Gently fry the sausages in a frying pan for about fifteen to twenty minutes until done. Fry the bacon for a couple of minutes each side. Remove to a plate and cover.
  2. Put the eggs in to cold water and bring it up to a boil. Simmer for ten minutes.
  3. Run cold water in to the pot until the eggs are cool enough to crack the shells and peel. Submerge the peeled eggs in cold water to cool them quickly and prevent discolouration around the yolks.
  4. Roughly chop the bacon, eggs and sausages and put them in a large bowl with the mayo and half the parsley. Season with white pepper and a little salt. Stir well combine.
  5. Spread the salad on the bread. Slice the tomato and lay alongside before scattering the remaining parsley as a final garnish.


Semi Italian Style Bacon, Egg and Sausage Sandwich Recipe

Italian pancetta, egg and sausage on a ciabatta bread sandwich
Italian pancetta, egg and sausage on a ciabatta bread sandwich

Pancetta is an Italian form of bacon, also taken from the belly of the pig. This recipe sees it served with sausage and chopped egg on an Italian ciabatta bread roll.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Ready in: 30 min

Yields: One sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 pork sausages
  • Oil for frying
  • 4 slices of pancetta
  • 2 eggs
  • Little bit of butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 ciabatta bread roll
  • 2 or three basil leaves, roughly torn

Instructions

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Pork sausages and pancettaCut sides of ciabatta roll are lightly toasted in frying oilLightly toasted ciabatta halvesPancetta is laid on bottom half of ciabatta rollEgg is spooned on to pancettaSausage is laid on top of eggCiabatta roll is closed over for cutting
Pork sausages and pancetta
Pork sausages and pancetta
Cut sides of ciabatta roll are lightly toasted in frying oil
Cut sides of ciabatta roll are lightly toasted in frying oil
Lightly toasted ciabatta halves
Lightly toasted ciabatta halves
Pancetta is laid on bottom half of ciabatta roll
Pancetta is laid on bottom half of ciabatta roll
Egg is spooned on to pancetta
Egg is spooned on to pancetta
Sausage is laid on top of egg
Sausage is laid on top of egg
Ciabatta roll is closed over for cutting
Ciabatta roll is closed over for cutting
  1. Start by frying the sausages gently in the oil.
  2. Hard boil the eggs, peel them and add them to a bowl to be mashed with a little butter, salt and pepper.
  3. Fry the pancetta in the same pan as was used for the sausages.
  4. Cut the ciabatta roll in half horizontally. When the pancetta is removed from the frying pan, place the two half rolls in the pan, cut sides down, to fry for thirty seconds or so.
  5. Lay the pancetta on the bottom of the ciabatta roll and spread the egg over the top, followed by the bacon leaves.
  6. Lay the sausages on top of the egg, followed by the top part of the roll.

Bacon, Egg, Sausage and Pickle Sandwich Recipe

Bacon, egg and sausage sandwich is enhanced with a couple of pickles
Bacon, egg and sausage sandwich is enhanced with a couple of pickles

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 25 min

Ready in: 35 min

Yields: One sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 beef sausages
  • Oil for frying
  • 3 slices of unsmoked streaky bacon/side pork
  • 2 eggs
  • Little bit of butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 thick slices split tin loaf bread
  • 2 slices of pickled gherkins/dill pickles

Instructions

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Unsmoked streaky bacon/side pork is used in this sandwichThick slices are cut from a split tin loafEgg is mashed with butter and seasoningEgg is spread on first slice of breadBacon strips are laid on top of eggSausages go on top of baconPickles are the final sandwich additions before it is topped with a second slice of bread
Unsmoked streaky bacon/side pork is used in this sandwich
Unsmoked streaky bacon/side pork is used in this sandwich
Thick slices are cut from a split tin loaf
Thick slices are cut from a split tin loaf
Egg is mashed with butter and seasoning
Egg is mashed with butter and seasoning
Egg is spread on first slice of bread
Egg is spread on first slice of bread
Bacon strips are laid on top of egg
Bacon strips are laid on top of egg
Sausages go on top of bacon
Sausages go on top of bacon
Pickles are the final sandwich additions before it is topped with a second slice of bread
Pickles are the final sandwich additions before it is topped with a second slice of bread
  1. Gently fry the sausages in oil for fifteen to twenty minutes until done.
  2. Hard boil the eggs, peel and mash with a little butter, salt and pepper, using the back of a fork.
  3. Fry the bacon/side pork in the same pan as were fried the sausages.
  4. Spread the egg on one slice of the bread. Top with the bacon.
  5. Cut the sausages in half lengthways and lay on top of the bacon.
  6. Add the pickles, followed by the second slice of bread.
  7. Cut in half to plate and serve.

Bacon, Twice Cooked Egg and Sausage Open Sandwich Recipe

Bacon and sausage are topped with a poached and deep fried egg in an open sandwich
Bacon and sausage are topped with a poached and deep fried egg in an open sandwich

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 25 min

Ready in: 40 min

Yields: One sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 pork and apple sausages
  • Oil for frying
  • 3 rashers of back bacon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 slice of wheat, spelt and rye bread
  • Chopped parsley to garnish


Instructions

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Egg ready for poachingPoached egg is cooled and drainedPork and apple sausagesDeep frying cooled poached eggWheat, spelt and rye breadDeep fried egg is drainedBacon is laid on slice of breadSausages are laid on baconTwice cooked egg is sat on sausages and bacon
Egg ready for poaching
Egg ready for poaching
Poached egg is cooled and drained
Poached egg is cooled and drained
Pork and apple sausages
Pork and apple sausages
Deep frying cooled poached egg
Deep frying cooled poached egg
Wheat, spelt and rye bread
Wheat, spelt and rye bread
Deep fried egg is drained
Deep fried egg is drained
Bacon is laid on slice of bread
Bacon is laid on slice of bread
Sausages are laid on bacon
Sausages are laid on bacon
Twice cooked egg is sat on sausages and bacon
Twice cooked egg is sat on sausages and bacon
  1. Put the sausages on to gently fry for twenty minutes and a large pan of water containing the vinegar on to reach a boil.
  2. Break the egg in to a small bowl. When the water boils, stir with a spoon to form a whirlpool and gently pour the egg in to the vortex. Turn the heat down very low to achieve the gentlest of simmers. Cook for two minutes only (it should only be part cooked) then remove the egg with a slotted spoon to a bowl of iced water for thirty seconds to stop it cooking. Lift to a plate covered with kitchen paper to drain and cool.
  3. When the sausages are done, remove to a plate and fry the bacon for a couple of minutes each side.
  4. Bring a deep pan of oil to a high heat and add the cooled egg to cook for one minute. Remove to kitchen paper covered plate to drain.
  5. Lay the bacon on the bread, followed by the sausages and the twice cooked egg. Scatter with the parsley as a final garnish.

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Gordon Hamilton 3 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Hi, Jackie and thank you very much. I hope that you do get to try a few of the ideas featured and enjoy them when you do.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

What an attractive hub! Great recipes and certainly make me want to try a few of these ideas. Thank you!


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Gordon Hamilton 3 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Author

Hi, Nell and thanks. Yes, it's surprising how different the definition of bacon is across the Atlantic! :)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Love all the ideas, I never realised that the American name for bacon is different, great hub and voted up!

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