Cheesy Bacon & Egg Sandwich With Sweet Onion Chilli Relish inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), Sophie cooks a breakfast of bacon, eggs over a fire pit. (29 mins 12 seconds)
Tuck into a Studio Ghibli favourite, inspired by Howl’s Moving Castle. You’ll layer smoky bacon, melty cheese and a crispy fried egg in a bun, and serve with a side of spiced garlic potatoes. It’s breakfast for dinner, the Gousto way.
For 2 people [double for 4]
- 1 red onion
- 1 tomato
- 1 gem lettuce
- 2 British free-range eggs
- 1 garlic clove
- 3 white potatoes
- 1 tsp ground smoked paprika
- 2 ciabattas
- 135g Jolly Good smoked streaky bacon
- 30g lighter cheese
- 40g red chilli relish
You’ll also need
- Butter, olive oil, pepper, salt, sugar, vegetable oil
Cooking instructions 35 mins
For 2 people [double for 4]
Preheat the oven to 200ºC / 180ºC (fan) / gas 6. Cut the potatoes (skins on) into small bite-sized pieces. Peel and finely slice the red onion[s]. Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic.
Add the chopped potatoes to a baking tray with the chopped garlic, ground smoked paprika and a drizzle of vegetable oil. Season with a pinch of salt and give everything a good mix up and put the tray in the oven for an initial 25 min or until the potatoes are golden.
Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick with a matching lid) with a knob of butter over a medium heat. Once hot, add the sliced onion with a pinch of salt and sugar and cook for 8-9 min or until softened and caramelised. Once softened, transfer the caramelised onion to a small bowl, reserving the pan, with the chilli relish and 1 tsp [2 tsp] cold water – this is your sweet onion chilli relish.
While the onion is cooking, add the smoked streaky bacon to a separate baking tray (use tin foil to avoid mess!) and put the tray in the oven for 10-15 min or until golden and crispy. Dice the tomato[es] and wash the gem lettuce, then pat it dry with kitchen paper and shred finely.
Add the shredded lettuce and diced tomato to a medium bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper – this is your tomato salad. Grate the lighter cheese and slice the ciabattas in half.
Once the potatoes have been cooking for 25 min, move them to one side and add the sliced ciabatta to the other side of the baking tray. Tip: Cooking for 4? Use 2 trays! Top the ciabatta bases with the grated cheese and put the tray[s] in the oven for a final 5 min or until the ciabattas are crusty and the cheese has melted.
Return the reserved pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of vegetable oil. Once hot, crack the eggs into the pan and cook, covered, for 2-3 min or until done to your liking. Tip: Give your eggs a little shake before you crack for perfectly centred yolks!
To build, add a dollop of sweet onion chilli relish to your cheesy ciabatta base and top with crispy bacon, a fried egg and a ciabatta lid – this is your cheesy bacon & egg sandwich. Serve with the crispy spiced potatoes and top with a dollop of remaining sweet onion chilli relish. Serve the tomato salad to the side. Enjoy!