The greatest sandwich in the world

The greatest sandwich in the world

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  • 1
  • 20 minutes
  • 10 minutes


  • 2 slices Monterey Jack cheese or mild Cheddar
  • 2 thick slices rustic, farmhouse loaf or sourdough bread
  • 1 T mayonnaise
  • 4 pieces of streaky bacon, fried
  • 4 slices of tomato
  • 2 leaves butter lettuce
  • 1 free-range egg

Cooking Instructions

Place the slices of cheese on 1 piece of the toasted bread and place under the grill until the cheese has melted.

Spread the mayonnaise on the other slice of bread, then top with fried bacon, tomato and lettuce.

Slide the egg, crisp around the edges with a runny yolk, on top of the lettuce, close the sandwich and indulge right away.

TASTE'S take

This recipe famously featured in the movie Spanglish, starring Adam Sandler who played the role of a celebrity chef. Acclaimed US Chef Thomas Keller taught Adam how to make this sandwich.

Read up on our tips for making the perfect mayonnaise, frying bacon until it's deliciously crispy and frying an egg so that it's runny and yummy yet cooked through.

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