A delicious Bacon Sandwich (also known as a Bacon Butty) is a popular sandwich item in the UK. In its simplest form, it is two or three slices of bacon between two slices of buttered bread. Unlike its USA cousin, the BLT, it contains no mayonnaise, lettuce or tomato.
Ketchup, Worcestershire Sauce and HP Sauce are other key ingredients to add to a delicious Bacon Sandwich. If you really want to go hog-wild (pun intended), you can also add a fried egg and/or cheese.
Bacon sandwiches can help cure a hangover. British researchers claim these sandwiches boost the level of amines and replenish neurotransmitters after a long night of drinking. A complex reaction while cooking bacon gives it an irresistible smell and taste. This perks your taste buds when you are hung-over and not feeling hungry—hence you eat.
Elin Roberts, of Newcastle University’s Centre for Life said, “Food doesn’t soak up the alcohol but it does increase your metabolism, helping you deal with the after-effects of over indulgence. So food will often help you feel better. Bread is high in carbohydrates and bacon is full of protein, which breaks down into amino acids. Your body needs these amino acids, so eating them will make you feel good.”
Recipe for a delicious Bacon Sandwich:
2 to 3 slices of bacon per person
2 slices of your favorite white bread per person
Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
Dash of HP Sauce
- Fry bacon in preheated pan until crispy
- Butter the slices of bread
- Place the fried bacon on bread slice and add a dash of both Worcestershire and HP Sauce
- Cover with other slice of bread
- You can toast the bread if desired
Although this sandwich doesn’t quite qualify for our ”healthy sandwich choices” category, it is very filling and not too bad on calories. Two slices of bread = 200 calories. Three strips of lower fat bacon = 90 calories. Teaspoon of butter = 35 calories. The rest of the ingredients = negligible. Total = about 325 calories.
Jennifer McLagan writes about bacon in her book: Fat. “ Almost half the fat content is monounsaturated, which is known to lower cholesterol levels. And its monounsaturated content comes from oleic acid, the same “good” fat found in olive oil.”
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