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!