Bacon and cheese sandwich

Crunchy bread gives way to oozing cheese and salty bacon Rachel Allens indulgent sandwich is not for the faint of heart!
By Rachel Allen
Bacon and cheese sandwich
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  • Serves: 1
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 2-3 slices bacon
  • handfuls grated Gubbeen cheese, or any melting cheese
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 slices white bread, ciabatta or sourdough bread
  • softened butter


1. Fry the bacon in a frying pan until crisp and set it aside.

2. In a bowl, mix together the grated cheese with the egg yolk and mustard, seasoning with salt and pepper.

3. Lay the slices of bread on a clean work surface. Spread one slice with butter, add the bacon, then the grated cheese mixture. Spread the other slice of bread with butter and place on top, butter side-down. Spread some butter on the top of the sandwich.

4. Place a frying pan on the heat and put the sandwich in the pan straightaway, butter-side down. Put a saucepan lid on the pan and fry over a medium heat for another 3-4 minutes, until golden-brown on the underside.

5. Spread a thin layer of butter on the top and flip over. Cover again, turn down the heat and cook for another 3-4 minutes until golden-brown and the cheese is just melted. Remove and serve at once.

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