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fried eggs and bacon

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

This seems a simple enough dish to make--everybody knows how, right? Well, maybe not. I can think of a few teenagers who wouldn't have a clue. My mother made this often, on demand, served with toast on the side. And so do I. Photo by:

(1 rating)
yield 2 -4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For fried eggs and bacon

  • 6-8 slice
  • 4 lg
    fresh eggs
  • 4 slice
    bread of your choice
  • butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make fried eggs and bacon

  • 1
    Put the bacon strips in a large frying pan on medium-high. As bacon begins to cook, reduce heat to medium so the bacon doesn't spatter or burn. Cook slowly until it is done on one side; then turn and cook slowly on second side, to desired crispness.
  • 2
    Remove pan from heat and transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and cover to keep it warm. Allow frying pan to cool for a few minutes before cooking eggs.
  • 3
    Break each egg into a small cup or bowl and then slip egg into the warm bacon grease in pan. Place pan back over low heat and cook eggs slowly.
  • 4
    When the eggs are cooked on the bottom, tip the pan and baste them with a little hot bacon grease to cook the tops. Cut the eggs apart with a spatula and lift onto a plate.
  • 5
    Serve with buttered toast. Add jam, preserves, honey, apple butter, or a mixture of cinnamon and sugar (my personal favorite!)