My Nana Lulu had a brother named Eddie whom I adored. He was zany, hilarious and so incredibly sweet. During World War II he was stationed in England when he got sick. He was sent to a local family in Ipswich to take care of him and that is where he met his English rose Jean. They fell madly in love and I am sighing about the romance just writing about it. Jean is the reason I love all things British. I could listen to her talk in her beautiful accent forever and we were very close. We even celebrated our birthdays together since hers was just 3 days before mine. Geminis unite! She taught me everything from fun British phrases to the monarchy and of course classic English dishes. That included these simple and amazing bacon butty sandwiches!
I thought of my lovely Great Aunt Jean as soon as I bit in to the bacon butty. She absolutely loved them and I had so much fun carrying them on. I hope you all enjoy these simple, scrumptious sandwiches too! They’re so perfect for breakfast, brunch or lunch. xoxo
Bacon butty sandwiches are so quintessentially British, amazing and simple! The special HP sauce is what really sends them over the top.
- 8 slices thick cut bacon
- 2 whole hamburger buns
- butter as needed for the buns
- HP sauce to taste
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 and line a sheet tray with aluminum foil. Fit a cooling rack on top of the sheet tray and lay the bacon out in a single layer on the rack. This will allow heat to go all around the bacon and the grease to pool on the aluminum foil. Cook the bacon in the oven for around 20-22 minutes, until it is completely crisp. Take it out and let it cool enough to handle. Meanwhile, toast the two buns. Butter them generously, then pile 4 pieces of bacon onto each of the bottom buns. Squirt a generous amount of HP sauce on top of the bacon, then close up the sandwiches and enjoy the simple yumminess!
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Hi Leigh, yummy!!! Hope you are both doing well. xo
Hi Cheryl, thanks so much!! We are doing great, hope you are doing well too. xoxo
You had me at BACON! ?
Bacon makes everything wonderful.
I’ve never heard of these Butty sandwiches.
It looks like on the the hunt for the sauce, I’m game for a new bacon sandwich.
They are so easy and fun Dalila! I put a link to where I purchased the sauce in my post, it ships easily from England via Amazon :-). Hope that helps!!
It sure does, I’m going to try & get it from there. Thank you Leigh! ?
We have HP sauce in Canada as well, Costco, Amazon and nearly every grocery store.
ooooh I was just watching an episode of the liver birds where they were passing around pickled onions and ham butty’s and something made me look to the web as remember a butty being a sarnie or sandwich made with butter instead of mayo. but I must say bacon and hp sauce sounds a treat our local publics here in Chattanooga, tn now caries it, I just happen to have some… daddie’s ketsup is similar but then I left 35 years ago
Oh wow, I didn’t know Publix had it! We don’t have them here in NJ. I hope you love the sandwiches 🙂
Very cool & great story! Will need to look out for that sauce!
It is the best!! Thanks so much for the comment :-).
I love the story behind the sandwich!
I had never cooked bacon in the oven until recently and it’s life changing! It’s so much easier and less messy than on the stove!
Yes! I hate cooking bacon on the stove now after trying the oven method. It also makes it easier to make bacon for a crowd. Thanks so much for the comment!!
SOOIE!!! Say bacon and I come running! I totally love the name “Bacon Butty.” So much more fun that “bacon sandwich.”
Ha, same here!! Gotta love the fun names Brits call things :-). Thanks so much for stopping by.
Wow! This looks too good not to try!
Thank you so much!!
I’ve never heard of Bacon Butty Sandwiches until your post. I know my husband and kids would gobble it up!
They’re so fun, I hope you all enjoy them!!
Try this great British sandwich. White bread buttered, 4 rashers of bacon on the bottom, covered in HP sauce. Next a slice of white bread fried, topped with a fried egg. Make sure that the egg is still runny. Place the last slice of buttered bread to top the sandwich.
A top hangover cure.
Much love from blighty. Enjoy.
Love the addition of the fried egg, thank you!!
You realize you can buy HP in the stores here and its been here as long as i can remember. I agree with you though hp is awesome. Being British i suppose I’m going to say that.
For years we have watched the British series, “Keeping Up Appearences “ . In this series Onslow always says things like, “I sure could use a bacon butty” or “ A bacon butty would be nice.” We have always wondered what a bacon butty was and now, thanks to you we know. Looking forward to trying a bacon butty soon.
That is one of my favorite shows!!! I love the way Onslow says “oh, nice”. Hyacinth is so hilarious. Glad you can now make your own bacon butty!!
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