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Bacon sandwich

Photo: St John

Fancy a bacon sarnie? Why of course you do. But are you grilling or frying? Brown sauce or ketchup? Never have such thorny dilemmas plagued such a bona fide national institution.


But, if a new survey is to be believed, the nation has spoken and the key to making the ultimate bacon sarnie is: brown sauce, white un-toasted bread and smoked bacon.


That’s right, no butter and no ketchup. Seriously.


But, as in so much of life, when passions run high, tempers can flare and we think any sarnie with some salty bacon sandwiched between the holy trinity of bread is a slice of heaven.


Here for your viewing pleasure are some of the most genius bacon sandwich creations we’ve ever seen. 

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The fancy BLT

It’s fancy because sundried tomato pesto, spinach, Fontina cheese and honey-roasted garlic mayo are involved. The fact that it’s grilled also makes it a giant hug in food form. 

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The Elvis peanut butter, banana and bacon sarnie

Elvis Presley loved peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches so much that the concoction is sometimes called "the Elvis". The sisters at Every Day South West have added a few blackberries to the usual combination of warm peanut butter, salty bacon and just a hint of banana between two slices of toast.

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The chocolate one

Yes, you are looking at a hot sarnie filled with chocolate, bacon, blue cheese and figs. It’s so wrong, it’s right. 

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Photo: Seven



An oldie but a goodie. The addition of crunchy carrots and apple to the usual suspects of bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo gives it a real zing. 

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The open sandwich

OK, OK, we know this isn’t technically a sandwich but, if you’re going to quibble, you can just pop another slice on top of this beauty and all will be well again. The addition of the avocado and fried egg tips it over into the lunch or dinner category. Who doesn’t want a bacon sarnie morning, noon and night?

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The bap

Don’t just confine yourself to sliced bread, a bap works wonderfully too. Just add bacon and a squirt of ketchup for utter perfection. So simple but so good.