For those who need a little assistance in the morning, the Rough Night Recovery Sandwich with bacon, egg, garlic mayo and chips/fries might just do the trick.
Most people, at some point in their lives, will experience a rough morning. Perhaps due to a lack of sleep (new baby anyone?), or surviving 72 hours on about 10hours sleep on a school trip. In any case, you need something to help get back on track.
The criteria for such food usually falls into one of two camps: some disgusting liquid concoction or food that is clearly not healthy. This is the later. I cannot claim in any way shape or form that this is healthy or has any redeeming health qualities. It is, however, delicious in its naughtiness.
While I wish I could say I developed the rough night recovery sandwich while I was at uni, sadly it was not until I was in my mid-twenties that put it together. Frankly, it is a little sad how I came up with this. Normally after a night out, I would have a bit of a fry up the next day. Being lazy, this would consist. Cooking bacon in a frying pan, only draining a bit of the fat and then frying an egg in the same pan. That and a bit of toast was brilliant.
However, around 2010, when making such a dish, I realised that the night before we had clearly stopped on the way home for some chips/fries. Then the plan came to fruition. Some bacon, same fried egg, reheated chips/fries, two thick slices or bread and a bit of garlic mayo.
A little note about French fries/chips. Ideally, have some that you can reheat (or make your own from scratch), but barring that in our house we also go for McCain’s frozen chips/fries. There is a good reason for this (and no, I’m not getting money to say this). First, they are reliably delicious. Second, McCain’s is based in Atlantic Canada, so I get to feel a bit patriotic.
If watching your waistline, I promise you this will not help. If you are struggling on a Sunday morning, it just might do especially with a good cup of coffee.
Coffee. Strong Coffee. Maybe a bit of OJ on the side.
Recovery is to optimum word, no fast beats or upbeat tones. Smooth jazz, please. Jon Batiste’s Creative is my go-to morning jazz track.
Rough Night Recovery Sandwich
- 4 strips of streaky bacon
- 1 large egg
- Two thick slices of bread
- Garlic mayo
- Oven chips or leftover french fries. - Bring on the McCains.
- Green onion chopped into thin rings.
- Turn on your oven to about 200c. Spread the chips out onto a baking sheet, and reheat. Or, if using oven chips, cook to the package's instructions.
- Heat a frying pan, and cook the bacon to your desired crispness, leave most of the grease in the pan. I told you this wasn’t healthy.
- In the hot pan, crack an egg. Fry until your yolk is set to your preference.
- Now, layer your sandwich. Spread each piece of bread with some of the garlic mayo. Start with the chips/fries, then the bacon and finally the egg and some of the chopped green onion. Serve and eat while warm.