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The Ultimate Egg and Bacon Sandwich

January 24, 2020 (Last Updated: June 11, 2022) by Chris Collins

Crispy Bacon with a Quick Homemade Tomato Chutney, topped with Egg in a Hole Toast – This truly is the ULTIMATE Bacon Egg Sandwich!

overhead shot of two egg in hole sandwiches with chutney and salad to garnish

Egg and Bacon Sandwich

*resists opening this post with the obvious bacon and egg pun*


There, it’s done. It’s out of my system. No more. 🤣

I know, an egg and bacon sandwich sounds like a pretty dull recipe right? Well I promise you this will be the best darn egg and bacon sandwich you’ll ever eat. Here’s why: 

  • Egg in a Hole – An egg tastes 10x more delicious when it’s fried inside toast, you know it makes sense.
  • Tomato Chutney – A quick, easy and delicious chutney makes for a pimped up tomato ketchup replacement.
  • Bacon Fat – We are going to put that leftover bacon fat to good use! More on that in just a sec.

closeup shot of bacon sandwich on wooden board

Tomato Chutney

Using a tomato chutney is a nice change from ketchup. It adds a luxurious tangy flavour to the sandwich.

Usually if I’m making a chutney, I’m it for the long run slaving over the hob reducing down the liquid etc. Absolutely not need for this chutney. It’s incredibly quick and super easy to make. Better still, it’s just 4 ingredients! Here’s what you’ll need:

Tomato Chutney Ingredients

  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Sugar
  • Red Wine Vinegar

You’ll need to dice the onion and tomato as finely as you can. This will not only speed up the chutney, but also give it a smoother texture. Alternatively you can use a hand blender to blitz once in the pot/pan.

How to make Tomato Chutney (quick summary)

  1. Add onion & oil to pot or pan.
  2. Fry until soft.
  3. Add vinegar, tomato and sugar.
  4. Rapid simmer until thickened.

How to make tomato chutney - 4 step by step photos

Egg in a Hole Toast

Now, here’s where things get fun.

You’ll actually want to start with the bacon. Fry the bacon on a medium heat (no higher, you want to render as much fat as possible) then remove from the pan and leave the oil. You’ll utilise this to fry your bread.

From there, grab some nice big thick bread and slice a hole in one side. I usually butter one side too (other side is fried in bacon fat). If your pan is big enough, you’ll be able to make 2 sandwiches at once (4 slices in the pan), if not, just do two at a time.

How to make Egg in a Hole Toast (quick summary)

  1. Fry bacon.
  2. Fry bread in leftover oil.
  3. Flip.
  4. Crack egg in hole. Fry for few mins then finish cooking egg under grill.
Top Tip – Make sure you slightly under cook the first side of the bread, as it will finish cooking under the grill.

How to make egg in a hole toast - 4 step by step photos

The BEST Bacon Egg Sandwich!

And there we have it! Your pimped up egg and bacon sandwich is ready for the taking.

To serve, I usually pop the rest of the chutney in a little dish and either eat the sandwiches with a small side salad for brunch/lunch or just as they are for breaky! If you like the sound of these egg in a hole sandwiches, you’ll LOVE my Egg in a Hole Breakfast Bagel! Also definitely check out my other sandwiches:

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Alrighty, let’s tuck into the full egg bacon sandwich recipe!

egg and bacon sandwiches stacked on top of each other on wooden board with salad to garnish

How to make the Ultimate Bacon Egg Sandwich (Full Recipe & Video)

egg and bacon sandwiches stacked on top of each other on wooden board with salad to garnish

Ultimate Egg and Bacon Sandwich

Crispy Bacon with a Quick Homemade Tomato Chutney, topped with Egg in a Hole Toast - This truly is the ULTIMATE Bacon Egg Sandwich!
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Servings (click & slide): 2
Course: Breakfast / Brunch
Cuisine: American / British
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories per serving: 676kcal
Cost per serving: £3 / $4


  • Large Frying Pan
  • Small Pot or Pan (for chutney)
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Tongs

Ingredients (check list):

  • 4 large thick Slices of Bread
  • 6 rashers of Smoked Streaky Bacon
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 medium Tomatoes, very finely diced (3 medium is approx 9oz/250g)
  • 1 medium Red Onion, very finely diced (1 medium is approx 3.5oz/100g)
  • 1/4 cup / 50g Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • Butter, as needed
  • Olive Oil, as needed
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste


Tomato Chutney

  • In a pot or small pan begin frying 1 very finely diced medium onion in a drizzle of oil over medium heat. Once the onion begins to soften and take on colour, add 3 very finely diced tomatoes, 1/4cup/50g light brown sugar, 2 tbsp red wine vinegar and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt.
  • Bring to a rapid simmer until it thickens (5-10mins). Remove from heat.

Egg in a Hole

  • Fry 6 rashers bacon in a drizzle of oil over medium heat (no higher) and fry until nice and crispy, with as much fat rendered as possible.
  • Meanwhile, lay 4 slices of bread on a chopping board and slice an egg-sized-hole in 2 of them. Spread one side of each slice with butter.
  • Remove bacon from pan and leave the fat. Place each slice of bread in the pan butter-side-UP. If you don't have room you will have to do two at a time. Fry bread for a few mins until it starts to turn golden (don't completely toast, will finish toasting under the grill), then flip each slice so they're butter-side-down.
  • Carefully crack an egg in each of the holes, season with salt and pepper, then leave to fry for 3-5mins until the egg whites almost fully turn opaque.
  • Pop under the grill and broil just to finish off the top of the eggs.


  • Spread a heaped tbsp chutney on the plain toast, top with 3 rashers bacon each, then finish with the egg in a hole toast!

Quick 1 min demo!


a) Different Pots / Make Ahead Chutney - You can either make the chutney in a separate pot as you cook the bacon, or, you could make the chutney ahead of time and store tightly covered in the fridge until needed.
b) Finely Dice or Blitz - Important to finely dice the tomato/onion for a finer texture of chutney. Alternatively you can use a hand blender to blitz in the pot.
c) Bacon Heat - Important to fry at no higher than a medium, otherwise the fat won't render probably (meaning no fried bacon fat toast!). Fairly low and slow will tickle out the oil.
d) Leftover Chutney / Making 4 - If you want to make 4 of these, I recommend toasting the uncut slice of bread in the toaster (or under grill). That way you can fit the 4 egg in a hole toasts in the pan at once. The chutney already makes quite a lot for 2, so probably won't need it all (can store for another time). So just double all the ingredients apart from the chutney (unless you want a lot of chutney of course!).
e) Calories - Based on using all chutney (slight overestimate), 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter. 2 sandwiches.

Your Private Notes:


Nutrition Facts
Ultimate Egg and Bacon Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 676 Calories from Fat 340
% Daily Value*
Fat 37.73g58%
Saturated Fat 6.679g33%
Trans Fat 0.019g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.287g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.075g
Cholesterol 744mg248%
Sodium 646mg27%
Potassium 938mg27%
Carbohydrates 61.04g20%
Fiber 4.8g19%
Sugar 28.52g32%
Protein 23.49g47%
Vitamin A 2095IU42%
Vitamin C 29.4mg36%
Calcium 217mg22%
Iron 6.49mg36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    January 24, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    5 stars
    Love the homemade chutney. Egg and bacon, yum!! This looks so good. I love this combo. Can’t wait to try!!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      January 24, 2020 at 1:58 pm

      Enjoy! 🙂

  • Reply
    January 24, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    5 stars
    You can’t go wrong with bacon and eggs! I love how you infused the bacon flavour into the bread by cooking it first! Great idea!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      January 24, 2020 at 1:58 pm

      Thank you, Jeannette!

  • Reply
    January 24, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    5 stars
    These are the best breakfast ever! Thank you!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      January 24, 2020 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks, Mindy!

  • Reply
    January 24, 2020 at 11:24 am

    5 stars
    Lots of great stuff going on here! I like the idea of frying the bread in the bacon fat, I bet that gives great flavor to the toast!

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      January 24, 2020 at 1:58 pm

      Oh it definitely does!

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    January 24, 2020 at 11:09 am

    5 stars
    Awesome presentation and delicious breakfast. Definitely makes my day perfect. Very creative too.

    • Reply
      Chris Collins
      January 24, 2020 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks, Veena!