A Breakfast Sandwich You'll Want To Get Out Of Bed For

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Breakfast sandwiches are usually too fussy for anything but weekend brunches, but not this one. You can prep and assemble as you go, leaving you plenty of time to make it to work by 9 a.m. and still put your cereal routine to rest.
BEAT Breakfast Sandwich
Makes 2 sandwiches, easily scaled down to 1
2 slices thick-cut bacon
1/2 large Hass avocado
2 tsp lemon juice
Table or fine sea salt
10 to 12 cherry tomatoes
4 thick slices of Bâtard or your favorite sandwich bread
2 eggs
Freshly ground black pepper
1. Place your bacon into a cold frying pan, then heat over medium, turning occasionally until it's crisp.
2. While the bacon is cooking, combine the avocado, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt in a small bowl. Mash everything together with a fork until it's fairly smooth. Set aside.
3. Wash and quarter your cherry tomatoes. Push to one side of your cutting board. Line the other side of the cutting board with 2 layers of paper towels for draining the bacon.
4. Toast your bread when the bacon is close to being done. Crack the eggs into a small bowl, and set aside.
5. Remove the bacon and place it on the paper towels. Pour off all but a tablespoon or two of the bacon grease (but save the rest for other uses!). Fold the paper towels over top of the bacon, and pat to remove most of the grease.
6. Pour the eggs into the frying pan, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place a lid over the eggs, and allow to cook until the whites are set, but the yolks still runny (or to firm yolks if that's what you like). This will only take a few minutes.
7. Divide the mashed avocado mixture between the 4 slices of bread, spreading in an even layer on each slice. Divide the cherry tomatoes between the 2 bottom slices of bread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Crumble a slice of bacon onto each top slice of bread.
8. Place an egg on top of the tomatoes, and add the top slice of bread to the bottom. (You can also arrange the components on the sandwich however you like.) Slice with a serrated knife, or eat whole. Enjoy a great start to your day!

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