Dave's Breakfast on a Bun

This is the breakfast sammich I make for myself on the mornings when I cook breakfast. It's simple and easy to whip up, even when a guy might be a little worse for the wear from the previous evening. It may sound complicated, but it's really very easy. You should be able to make this nearly blind-drunk.

This was inspired by Jaimé, who used to cook breakfast on a bun for me at Apple. He moved on to Adobe, and then I lost track of him. But between the breakfast on a bun and the Crazy Potatoes, most of my morning-food needs were covered. Thanks, Jaimé! I hope you're doing well.

Serves one.




If you're serving multiple people, you can cook more than one round of bacon at a time. A 12" skillet can do bacon for two or three sandwiches without too much trouble. More than that and you need a real griddle or grill. Cook the bacon a little longer (until it's really done), and take it out of the skillet to drain on paper towel. Butter your bread, and then toast/fry it in the toaster or toaster-oven (if you do it in a toaster, you have to be very careful about overdoing it, since the butter could catch fire), since the pan will be full of eggs. It's not quite as tasty as frying the bread in the bacon-grease, but it'll work out fine.

* If you don't have bacon, you can use two breakfast sausage links, cut in half lengthwise; one sausage pattie; one slice of ham; or a slice or two of canadian bacon instead. If you're using ham or canadian bacon, you may need to add some butter to the pan to get a proper amount of slippage.

Copyright 2009, Dave Polaschek. Last updated on Mon, 15 Feb 2010 14:08:05.